Makes 18 balls


  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup vanilla vegan protein powder
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut, plus 2 Tbsp.
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened almond milk


    In a food processor, combine the cashews, dates, cranberries, vanilla protein powder and 1/2 cup shredded coconut and process for 3 minutes, until you have a crumbly, well incorporated consistency. Add 1 tablespoon of the almond milk and process for another 1 to 2 minutes, until the mixture is sticky enough to roll into balls. If the mixture is still too crumbly, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of almond milk and process for another 1 to 2 minutes.

    Spread the remaining 2 tablespoons of shredded coconut on a large plate.

    Using a tablespoon, scoop the mixture and, with clean wet hands, roll into a ball between your palms. Roll the ball in the coconut to lightly coat and set on a separate plate. Repeat with the remaining mixture until you have 18 balls.

    Place the balls in the freezer to set for 1 to 2 hours. Store in the refrigerator until required.

    Serving size: 1 ball
    Calories 102 kcal
    Protein 4g
    Fat 5g
    Carbohydrate 12g
    Sugar 8g
    Dietary fiber 1g

    From Energy Balls by Christal Sczebel (Chronicle Books, 2017).

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