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Protein bites recipe

Protein bites recipe

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The ideal afternoon bite, these energy-boosting protein balls are crammed with nutritious pecans, dates, chia seeds and sesame seeds, and flavoured with tahini, honey and cinnamon. Taking just 12 minutes to prepare, there's no better way to fight the afternoon slump! See method

  • Serves 4 (makes 8)
  • 10 mins to prepare and 2 mins to cook, 30 mins to cool
  • 177 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free


  • 20ml coconut oil
  • 30g tahini
  • 25g honey
  • 30g pecans, finely chopped
  • 20g dates, finely chopped
  • 70g almond butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 30g sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    16g 22%
  • Saturates

    4g 18%
  • Sugars

    5g 5%
  • Salt

    0.1g 1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 5g Protein 4.6g Fibre 2g


  1. Melt the coconut oil over a low heat. Remove from the heat and add the tahini and honey.
  2. Mix the remaining ingredients with the coconut oil mixture.
  3. Place in the fridge for 30 mins, or until firm.
  4. Use your hands to roll into 8, walnut-sized protein balls. Store in the fridge.

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