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No-Bake Protein Energy Balls with Chia Seeds, Bananas, Oats and Almonds

No-Bake Protein Energy Balls with Chia Seeds, Bananas, Oats and Almonds

We all love to snack - and that includes me! So it is with great pleasure I am able to bring you this recipe for my No Bake Protein Energy Balls. 

Can you imagine freely snacking and not having to feel guilty? It's totally possible. I promise! Here is how...

Get this recipe, gather the ingredients, and make these delightful little bites. Seriously, it's that easy! 

Okay, you're probably thinking "Julia, you have lost mind." But I haven't. I can confidently say this because each and every day I eat without guilt, enjoying these snacks whenever I feel like it. I do this by having complete faith that each and everything I put into my body is full of high-quality nutrients, healthy, and in keeping with my values for eating a plant based diet. And these power packed protein balls do all of that and more.

Why is this recipe so amazing? Well, let's take a look.

chia seeds with coconut milk in a bowl

To make these no bake energy protein balls you will need 8 ingredients, 25 minutes, and an appetite for some seriously great snacks.

The base of these protein balls consists of coconut milk and chia seeds. While all of the ingredients listed in this recipe are packed full of natural goodness, these two are the real show stoppers. These offer Omega-3 (more than an average serve of salmon), fiber, protein, calcium, iron, vitamin C, and vitamin B (just to name the top few). 

We then add in banana, almonds, maple syrup, cinnamon, and oats. These add a good source of protein, magnesium, vitamin E, and potassium. They also add good flavor and some natural sugars to help with that sweet tooth craving.

Wow! All that goodness from a handful of natural ingredients.

vegan no-bake protein energy balls mix in a bowl

No bake protein energy balls are the perfect snack because: 

- They are a high source of protein - 13g per serving! 

- Packed with high-quality nutrients to keep you going.

- Easy to make.

- Convenient and compact.

- The perfect pick me up.

One thing I really like about this recipe is that I can make a large batch and store them for later. This saves so much time and makes life that little bit easier. So set one day aside a month, whip up a storm in the kitchen, separate your finished protein balls into storage containers or bags (in your desired serving size), and pop them in the freezer. You can also store some in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 48 hours. 

I hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed making them! And remember, you can switch up the fruit and custom make your own. If you do, please let me know! I'm always excited to see what other great minds come up with. 

Liked this recipe? You may also like my "Granola with Almonds, Walnuts, Cranberries, and Goji Berries" recipe. It's another quick, easy, and highly nutritious snack.

No-Bake Protein Energy Balls with Chia Seeds, Bananas, Oats and Almonds landscape

Prep time
20 minutes
Total time
Category: Snacks
Serves: 8
Allergens: Coconut


  • ½ cup almonds (crushed and roasted)
  • 2 medium banana
  • 2 tbsps chia seeds
  • 2 tbsps cocoa
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup porridge oats
  • 2 oz unflavoured sunwarrior protein powder


  1. Mix the chia seeds and the coconut milk in a medium size bowl together first, wait for 5 minutes and add the rest of the ingredients, except of the cocoa.
  2. Use a food processor to mix everything well and put it into the freezer for 10 minutes.
  3. Make energy balls and coat them in cocoa powder.
  4. Energy balls taste best if you serve them chilled.

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