Protein Balls

Vegan Protein Rich Desert with Hazelnuts

Hazelnut Balls


Prep time

15 min

Cook time

60 min


12- 15 Bliss Balls






  • Raw hazelnuts - 1 cup
  • Vegan vanilla protein powder - ½ cup
  • Unsweetened almond milk - ¼ cup (add link to Maiva product)
  • Pitted Dates- ½ cup
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder - 2 tablespoons
  • Chia seeds - 1 tablespoon
  • Flaxseeds - 1 tablespoon
  • A pinch of sea salt


1 Cup refers to:

  • 240 millilitres (ml)
  • Approximately 16 tablespoons (tbsp)

The above is a volume measurement, and the weight can vary depending on the ingredient. For dry ingredients like flour or nuts, the weight can differ significantly from liquid ingredients. In this  recipe,  1 cup of hazelnuts, it means to fill a standard measuring cup with hazelnuts up to the240 milliliters (ml) mark

Directions | Protein Rich Balls

Step 1 - Preparation

Soak the dates in warm water for 10 minutes to soften them. Drain and set aside.

Step 2 - Blend Hazelnuts

In a food processor, blend the hazelnuts until they form a coarse meal.

Step 3 - Add Protein & Dates

Add the protein powder and dates to the hazelnuts. Blend until the mixture is well combined and sticks together

Step 4 - Incorporate Wet Ingredients

Add the almond milk, cocoa powder, chia seeds, flaxseeds, and sea salt. Blend until the mixture becomes a sticky dough.

Step 5 - Form Balls

Take small portions of the mixture and roll them into balls. If the mixture is too dry, add a little more almond milk.

Step 6 - Chill

Place the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate for at least an hour to set.

Nutritional Information | Hazelnut Protein Rich Bliss Balls

  • Calories: Approximately 100-120 calories per ball (depending on size)
  • Protein: About 4-5 grams per ball, thanks to the vegan protein powder and nuts
  • Healthy Fats: Hazelnuts, chia, and flaxseeds contribute good fats
  • Fiber: Provided by dates, chia, and flaxseeds
Hazelnut Mix
Hazel Nut Balls
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