Quick and easy protein balls

Quick and easy protein bliss balls

I love having a bliss ball on hand as a little afternoon treat, especially when I get to have it with something decadent like a turmeric latte….. or the occasional wholesome hot chocolate πŸ˜€ I like my bliss balls to be a mixture of textures and flavours personally, depends on the day, so I have a few different varieties on the go. Anything from fudgey to a little more firm to quite moist is fine by me. Yum! These definitely fall into the latter category because I have used macadamias and they give off quite a lot of oil when blending. I tend to use macadamias quite a bit for bliss balls here, as they are one of the least reactive nuts for people with food intolerance, particularly for those with histamine issues, but I have a few other bliss ball recipes in the pipeline using a variety of other nuts so if they’re not your favourite…. sit tight!

I have included a protein powder in this recipe to give you that extra little boost of an afternoon, as protein is excellent for stabilising blood sugar 😊 In addition, protein has several important functions within the body and can be considered a crucial nutrient, given it is used by every single cell for building, maintenance, and repair so sneaking some into a bliss ball is a great thing to do.Β It’s worth noting that protein powders all taste VERY different so the flavour of this recipe is likely to change depending on the one you have. I’ve used vanilla ezyproteinΒ here, but whatever you have on hand is fine. Just taste the mixture before rolling it and adjust to suit the protein powder you have. You may find you want a touch more sweetener or even a little less. It’s up to your taste buds. Hope you enjoy these ❀️

Quick and easy protein bliss balls


  • 1 cup activated macadamias (raw are also fine)
  • 20g goji berries
  • 20g protein powder
  • 15g cacao nibs
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds (optional)
  • 3 fresh dates, seed removed


  1. Place all ingredients in your blender and blend until the mixture is sticky. You may need to scrape down the sides after a few seconds to make sure everything is incorporated. In the Thermomix – this was 10 seconds speed 6, and then another 10 seconds speed 6 after scraping down the sides of the bowl (it was needed for me!).
  2. Roll into balls and refrigerate for an hour. These remain quite soft given the oil of the macadamias so are best stored in the fridge too.


  1. Thank you Gabby, this is very helpful. Forget about dieting, if I don’t have proteins I will eat double carbs. That is the easiest way to keep your hunger at bay.

  2. Wow! I had never heard of bliss balls before, they look delicious and I sure could make with the energy boost in the heart of the afternoon πŸ™‚ Thanks for posting!

    • Wow, really Patty? They’re all the rage over here 😊 I absolutely love them and they’re perfect for an afternoon snack. x

  3. Your new website looks Prima!! I am on mobile and I love it! It’s like having children this labor of love of ours.. a food blog! Your baby is looking good! I also think I need one of these bliss balls for dessert! Cheers!

    • Thanks so much Beth 😊 Could not have done it without you wonderful ladies pushing me on. I’m so glad I did it. Now not to break it πŸ˜‚ The bliss balls are delish πŸ’—

  4. These bliss balls look so delicious! I always love a quick little bite! Now, to control myself not to eat more than 2. Okay, okay, 3. πŸ˜‰

    • Thanks Elaine 😊 Keeping to one can be tough! Although they are quite filling so a couple and you’d be done πŸ’—

  5. Congratulations on Foodgawker, my friend! Beautiful photos!

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