Sugar Free Protein Balls

I had to share this delicious and quick power snack that my community have been loving lately. These sugar free protein balls are so easy to make. I usually make a batch for the week and find they keep me super satisfied when I need a quick energy boost – or have a sugar craving! They’re free from processed sugar, so you won’t experience the blood sugar roller coaster you get from sugary snacks.

Try whipping up a batch this week – you’ll be prepped with healthy snacks before the work week even starts. And get creative! You can try a variety of different nuts and mix-ins to make each bite uniquely delicious.


Sugar-Free Protein Balls

Makes: 10


  • 4 tbsp. LSA mix (linseed, sunflower, almond meal) or 2 serves JSHealth Protein + Probiotics
  • 2 tbsp. mixed seeds (I like pumpkin and sunflower seeds)
  • 1 tbsp. cacao (can omit)
  • 2 heaped tbsp. almond butter (or any nut butter)
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds/psyllium husk – for the fibre hit
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2-3 tsp. stevia powder/6 vanilla stevia drops
  • 1/4-1/2 cup warm filtered water – start small and add more as needed
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut, for rolling (can omit)



  1. In a high-powered blender or food processor, add all the ingredients and blend until the mixture is smooth. If the mixture is too wet, add more LSA mix; if the mixture is too dry, add a splash of warm water.
  2. Spread the desiccated coconut over a plate.
  3. Roll into balls of your desired size and roll in the desiccated coconut.
  4. Place balls into a air-proof container and refrigerate for up to 7 days.



Learn how to make this step-by-step, along with other quick and easy protein-rich snack ideas in my 8-week online program.

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  1. Liz
    5 years ago

    Hi Jess,
    Always wanted to try these types of balls or similar as they seem like such a cool idea, but never attempted it until now due to lack of a food processor or high-power blender – turns out you don’t need one after all! I just pre-ground the seeds in the cheap coffee grinder that I bought recently for making LSA, then mixed everything else in a mixing bowl with a spoon.
    Did a few alterations though – 1 tblspn maple syrup instead of the Stevia, included sesame in the mixed seeds, and added 3 medjool dates (chopped into small pieces & soaked briefly in the water) and also 1 tspn chia seeds. Had to add extra LSA to dry the mix. Then coated in cacao or the desiccated coconut.
    Haven’t tried the finished product yet but they look amazing! Licking the bowl was great too & great that I didn’t have to worry I was eating raw egg. I especially love the hint of cinnamon!
    As almond butter is pretty expensive (don’t usually buy it, but decided I wanted to try this recipe), I was quite tempted to use peanut butter instead, but was wondering how that would affect the nutritional value?
    Looking forward to sharing these with some of my vegan/vegetarian friends tomorrow. Can’t wait to try out another version next weekend now! Thanks for the inspiration, keep up the good work! 🙂

    1. dkpinva2013
      4 years ago

      THANK YOU!! When I read “stevia”, I cringed, as I’m hypersensitive to it. Seeing your “tweaks” is just perfect!!!

  2. nhing
    5 years ago

    thank you jessica. i LOVE your choc protein ball recipes! This and the cottage cheese one.

  3. Ivy
    4 years ago

    What is LSA? Sounds like some type of seed mixture, but I can’t find any more info about it on your website.

    1. Jessica
      4 years ago

      Hi Ivy, LSA is ‘linseed, sunflower seeds and almond meal’

  4. Ellie
    4 years ago

    Hello, Would these be ok to freeze?

    1. Jessica
      3 years ago


  5. Sheri
    4 years ago

    These look amazing! Did I miss somewhere what the coating is on the outside?

    1. Jessica
      3 years ago

      Desiccated coconut Sheri!

  6. Amy
    4 years ago

    Should the cocoa be unsweetened? Also I was wondering too about using PB instead of almond butter. Thanks!

    1. Jessica
      3 years ago

      Try and use raw cacao powder, unsweetened, if you can! And Peanut Butter would definitely work instead of almond butter 🙂

  7. Lauren Walker
    3 years ago

    I don’t use stevia and wanted to know what to use as an alternate

    1. Jessica
      3 years ago

      You could use any sweetener you prefer! Maple syrup or brown rice syrup are good substitutes 🙂

  8. Brydie Amos
    2 years ago

    Hi! Can you replace the stevia with honey?

    1. The JSHealth Team
      2 years ago

      Hi Brydie – yes you can, although they won’t be sugar free if you do! You can add 1-2 tsp, depending on how sweet you like! Enjoy!

  9. Jeffrey Ensley
    1 year ago

    mm, me have to try it. Me like to cook also! Me bake granola, try various brownie cakes, German pancake combos, cadseroles ( mac y cheese), frozen things from market–which if me no burn, turn out yummy! Monkey breaf, pies, (fru-it and pizza!), fish cakrs, tsters, yum uum me like cookies! Muscht try — add ceyenne or cinnamon for boom pop wuality. What about fungi?! Ever bake wi th mushrooms? A keesh? A casserole? A pasty (not hasty) pie?!