Energy Protein Balls

Makes 10 balls (teaspoon size)

(recipe amounts can be doubled for larger quantities)


½ cup dried dates or chopped dried fruit mixture

½ cup quick oats

6 tbls peanut butter

1 tbls protein powder

1 tbls honey

½ cup desiccated coconut (for coating)



  1. Blitz the dates and the oats in a food processor
  2. Add the peanut butter, protein powder and honey –  continue to blitz the mixture
  3. Slowly add a small amount of water till the mixture becomes paste like
  4. Roll the mixture into small balls and roll the outer layer in the desiccated coconut
  5. Store in the fridge or freezer

Allergen information

Athletes with nut allergies can choose to substitute with a different nut spread or 3 tbls of olive oil.

Nutrition information:

Nutrient Per 100g Per serve 45g (one ball)
Energy – kJ 2220 1002
Energy – calories 530 239
Protein 15.3 7
Fat 35 15.8
Carbohydrate 30.5 5
Sodium 315 14
Potassium 1628 731.4
Fibre  25 11.3

Source: Recipe provided by SDA member Tara Davenport