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3 Easy Protein Ball Recipes and Ideas (Minimal Ingredients)

Looking for an easy Protein Ball recipe without all the complicated ingredients?

In this post I’m going to show you how you can make simple, protein balls at home. You’ll also see 3 variations of protein ball recipes.

At the end of this post, I’ve included a bonus list of ingredients to save to your phone or print out to take to the shop.

#1. I Quit Sugar Packet Mix

I’m all for shortcuts. I set out to make some protein balls and as I was scanning the supermarket shelves to collect up all the ingredients, I saw a Protein Ball packet mix.

Happy day! All the ingredients in one, easy place. Nice!

It’s sold in Woolworths and Coles and this one is the I Quit Sugar Protein Ball Mix by Nature’s Own. (I’m not affiliated with any of these companies)

Here’s what you get in the I Quit Sugar Protein Ball Mix:

  • Oats
  • Coconut Flour
  • Whey Protein Concentrate
  • Chia Seeds (10%)
  • Organic Raw Cacao (6.7%)

Here’s what’s NOT included in the I Quit Sugar Protein Ball Mix:

  • Coconut Oil
  • Desiccated Coconut
  • Rice Malt Syrup

Fortunately these were all readily available in both supermarkets and will last more than one round of protein ball packet mix.

My thoughts on the packet mix:

It was so easy, my 6 year old could make these protein balls, you basically mix all the ingredients together and put them in the fridge to set.

BUT…… at $6.50 a packet plus the additional ingredients of coconut oil, desiccated coconut and rice malt syrup, it might be a bit pricey compared with making protein balls from scratch.

#2.  Kid Friendly Peanut Butter Protein Balls


  • 1 cup chocolate protein powder
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 1 cup desiccated or flaked coconut


Mix all the ingredients together, except the desiccated coconut. Roll into balls and roll in the desiccated coconut. Place in the fridge to set.

If you’re a peanut butter fiend, this one’s for you!

#3. Chocolate, Date and Almond Protein Balls

I love the addition of the nuts and dates in this protein ball recipe.


  • Medjool Dates
  • Almonds
  • Rice Syrup
  • Whey Protein Powder
  • Cacao Powder
  • Desiccated Coconut


Process the almonds in a food processor or blender.

Remove the pips from the dates and combine with almonds.

Add 2 scoops of protein powder.

Add rice malt syrup (or maple syrup if you prefer) until you get the right texture

Add 1 tablespoon of Cacao Powder

Blend until you get a dough-like texture

Roll into balls. Roll in the desiccated coconut and place in the fridge to set.


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