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Chia Seed Protein Balls

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Boost your energy with these easy-to-make Chia Seed Protein Balls! A perfect and energzing snack packed with protein and fiber.

These delightful protein balls with chia seeds are ideal for powering through your day or fueling up before a workout. I love to snack on them throughout the day!

Protein balls with chia seeds together on a platter.
Chia seed protein balls stacked on a plate.

Chia Seed Protein Balls

Samantha Pickthall
These Chia Seed Protein Balls are packed with almond butter, coconut, chia seeds, and protein powder for a healthy snack to boost your energy!
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 28 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 balls
Calories 128 kcal


  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 3 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/3 cup protein powder of choice, I used vanilla whey protein
  • 3 Tbsp chia seeds


  • Combine Wet Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, add almond butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Use a wooden spoon to mix until the ingredients are smooth and well combined.
  • Incorporate Dry Ingredients: Add coconut, protein powder and chia seeds to the bowl. Mix until well combined and the mixture sticks together.
  • Shape into Balls: Take approximately 1 tablespoon of the dough at a time and roll it between your palms to form balls. Place the balls directly into a Tupperware or storage container.
  • Repeat Rolling: Continue the rolling process until you've used all the dough.
  • Chill: Place the container in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes or until the bliss balls have firmed up. Enjoy!


  • Store: In an air-tight container, refrigerated, for 1 week to 10 days.
  • Freeze & Thaw: Freeze bliss balls on a tray, then store them in a freezer-friendly container for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature for 30 minutes or in the fridge overnight.


Calories: 128kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 5gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.004gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 8mgPotassium: 130mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 10IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 1mg
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Chia Seed Protein Balls Recipe

Whip up a batch of these chia seed protein balls for an instant energy boost! Packed with nutritious ingredients like almond butter, coconut, and chia seeds, these balls are a perfect blend of fiber and protein.

Ideal for a pre-workout energizer or a midday snack to sustain your day! Get ready to roll up some delicious, health-boosting treats that are as fun to make as they are to eat!

What Type of Protein Powder Should I Use?

You can use any type of protein powder that suits your dietary preferences and taste.

Whey protein powder is popular for its creamy texture and efficient protein delivery, but if you’re vegan or lactose intolerant, plant-based proteins like pea, rice, or hemp protein are excellent alternatives.

Unflavored protein powders work well for keeping the natural flavors of the other ingredients, but vanilla or chocolate protein can add an extra tasty dimension to your protein balls.

Keep in mind when using protein powder that contains sweeteners, your protein balls will be sweeter.

Chia seed protein balls preparation.

Can I Use a Different Type of Nut Butter?

Absolutely! Feel free to substitute almond butter with smooth cashew or peanut butter for a different flavor.

Expert Tips

  • Consistency Check: Ensure the mixture sticks together before forming balls. Add more almond butter if needed. For the best texture, use smooth, unsweetened almond butter that mixes easily.
  • Forming Balls: If the mixture feels too sticky when rolling, wet your hands slightly or chill the mixture for 10-15 minutes before forming balls.
Chia seed protein ball with bite taken out.

Are Chia Seed Protein Balls Suitable For Vegans?

Yes, this recipe is vegan-friendly as it uses plant-based ingredients. Just ensure that the protein powder and other add-ins are also vegan.

How To Store Protein Balls

Store the protein balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

For longer storage, freeze them in a single layer on a baking sheet, then transfer to a freezer-safe container and keep for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight when ready to eat.

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