Healthy Protein Balls

Content by: Stuart Cooke

healthy protein balls

Stu: These simple delicious healthy protein balls are packed full of goodness, which can be prepared in less than 5 minutes. A perfectly healthy option to snack on at work or home.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1-2 hours in the fridge to set
Makes 32 (approximately)


  • 2 cups of 180 Superfood Protein Blend (chocolate or coconut)
  • 1/2 a cup of melted organic coconut oil
  • Fruit (Optional)
  • Fresh Fruit – A whole mango or a handful of strawberries finely diced
  • Dried Fruit – 1/2 a cup of dried cherries or prunes finely diced (any dried fruit will work)

Note: If you are trying to lose weight, go easy on the fruit!


  • Mix the 180 Superfood Protein Blend and diced fruit in a big bow.
  • Add the melted coconut oil and mix well. You will need to add enough oil to make the mixture slightly moist and sticky, so it can bind together to make a ball.
  • Take small handfuls of the mixture, compress with hands and roll into a ball of desired size. (Just like making meatballs).
  • Place balls on plate, keeping them separate from each other.  Place the plate into the fridge over night, or for at least 1-2hrs, to allow the balls to set.

Note: If you are taking these balls to work as a snack, try and keep them cool. Keeping them in the refrigerator will ensure that they maintain their shape.

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11 Replies to “Healthy Protein Balls”
Jodie London says:

hey i am just new to the paleo diet so still trying to find my way..this snack sounds great..i hav at least 10 kilo to lose sooo how many of these snacks should i limit myself to a day..thanku for any help youy can give me 🙂

180nps says:

Hey Jodie… I’ve just sent you an email which should help.

I use the balls to snack in between meals when I’m feeling peckish and I can’t get my hands on decent food. The problem is it’s easy to devour the lot! I usually have one or two and if that ties me over from my hunger I leave it at that….. Cheers

Ainslie says:

This would work as a slice, yes? & I could cut it into inch squares or something… yum think I’ll be trying that!

180nps says:

Yes! & let me know how you go ’cause I haven’t tried that 🙂

Jennifer Hueston says:

Holy moly! Sooo delicious!! Now all I have to do is exercise portion control!
Thankyou for the recipe!

Jenny says:

I just made the Aka 180 protein balls…OMG yumo!!!! So delicious I’m off to make more as the bunch in my fridge now won’t last long! Absolutely recommend to all Crossfitters – get into them…

180nps says:

Thanks Jenny! They are delicious hey! We are actually going to start putting short videos together for the recipes as well.

Which CrossFit are training out of?

Vince says:

Hey Guy,

Can you recommend any good coconut oil?


180nps says:

Hey Vince… The most popular one out there is Spiral Organic Coconut Oil which can be bought in most good local stores…

Kristine Lynch says:

I have made these twice and love them but I always seem to have to add more coconut oil then the half a cup or they won’t stick together and I am going by the recipe as I don’t add fruit at all ?? Not sure what I am doing wrong 🙁

Admin Angela says:

Hi Kristine, That’s OK if you need a bit more coconut oil. Your not doing anything wrong. Enjoy the goodness. Ange 🙂

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