On-the-Go Protein Power Balls

This delicious plant-based protein power ball is made with nuts, seeds, pea-protein powder, dates and touch of maple syrup. When you need an on-the-go protein snack, this one will help you stay satisfied in between meals and doesn’t disappoint.

Protein has been a hot topic in the health and wellness industry for quite a while. Some say you need X amount, others swear by vegetarian protein only, others are all about Paleo, Keto, the list could go on for a while.

What you need to remember is what works for them may not – and will probably not – work for you.

What actually works? And why is protein important?

First, the amount your body needs will always be dependent on your lifestyle, goals and your unique genetic make-up. And it can change from year to year (or even month to month, depending on your training schedule). PS: If you need some individual advice on this, consider becoming a Salus Nutrition client! Otherwise, a simple rule to keep in mind is to have a serving of protein with every meal and mini meal. This can be plant-based or animal based… whatever fits your lifestyle best.

In the meantime, enjoy these protein-packed power balls of sticky goodness! These are:

  • Salus-approved.
  • Made in 15 minutes with a quick clean up.
  • Full of yummy plant-based protein which is essential to keep our body healthy by supporting energy, hormone production, immunity, rebuilding muscles and so much more.
  • A good mix of carbohydrates to fuel your day.
  • A great source of healthy fat to to keep hunger at bay.
  • Fiber rich to keep you feeling fuller longer and blood sugars stable.
  • Perfect for on-the-go protein snack.
  • Kid-approved.

Goodbye mid afternoon energy crash; try these easy on-the-go protein power balls!

On-the-Go Protein Super Balls: The Recipe


As you can see from the video, I didn’t measure precisely since this was an experimental recipe. The measurements below are approximate.

  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon nut butter (no sugar added)
  • 3/4 scoop Protein Powder
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup mixed nuts and raisins
  • 1 capful vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons of water
  • pinch of sea salt


  1. In a food processor, combine ingredients (dates, syrup, nut butter, protein powder, seeds, nuts, vanilla).
  2. Add water until the dough becomes sticky enough to form a ball.
  3. Time to get messy, roll the dough into 1 tablespoon balls with your hands.
  4. Place on a plate or glass container and then sprinkle a pinch of sea salt on top.
  5. Chill in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours or overnight.
  6. You can transfer to a zip lock bag or store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

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