Protein bliss balls are the easiest thing to make, and pack a punch with nutrition. These babies reminded me of oatmeal cookie dough, and so got their name.

protein bliss balls

what you’ll need for these protein bliss balls

  • unsalted nuts – any nuts will do, I use almonds and walnuts but they’d also be delicious with macadamia nuts, pecans, cashews.
  • old fashioned rolled oats – for texture, fiber and bulk to the protein bliss balls
  • vanilla protein powder – any protein powder works, I have tried with quite a few and my personal favorite is Tropeaka Lean Protein Powder in Vanilla
  • medjool dates – they’ll help everything stick together and provide sweetness
  • salt and cinnamon – for flavor
  • raisins – optional
  • water as needed to help bind
oatmeal cookie protein bliss balls

why you’ll love these bliss balls

They’re a quick and healthy snack to grab. Dates are packed not only with lots of fiber, they also provide a ton of potassium, magnesium, manganese, and copper. The protein powder gives you a little boost there, and the oats add some energy with their carbs and a little more fiber. The added cinnamon and raisins really give it a cookie dough flavor so these also work for dessert, while still being guilt-free.

protein bliss balls

ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 3 Tablespoons vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 2/3 cup medjool dates pitted (about 10 dates)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup raisins – optional
  • water as needed to help bind

directions

  1. add all of the ingredients, except for the water, into the food processor and blend for about 1 minute until the dates really breakdown and the mixture turns a little sticky
  2. turn off the processor and test the mixture by pressing together with your fingers to see if it sticks together. If it’s not wet enough and doesn’t stick, add one tablespoon of water and mix and try again. Don’t over-add water.
  3. once the mixture sticks together, roll them into 1 tablespoon size balls.

This recipe makes about 15-18 tablespoon size balls.

Store in an airtight container on the counter. They’ll last for 1 week at room temp, or 2 week if you keep them in the refrigerator.

You may also enjoy a similar recipe:

Protein Date Balls

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protein bliss balls

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