Protein-rich Nuts and Seeds Balls

Protein-rich nuts and seeds balls

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Gut-friendly, Healthy
Servings 6


  • 1 Rolling mat


  • 3 tbsp flaxseeds ground
  • 200 g dates pitted
  • 50 g maple syrup
  • 50 g pumpkin seeds chopped
  • 50 g sunflower seeds whole
  • 50 g pistachios chopped
  • 50 g walnuts chopped
  • 100 g almond butter smooth
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 30 g coconut flaxes, sesame seeds or cocoa powder to coat


  • Mix the ground flaxseeds with 3tbsp of water and allow to stand.
  • Chop the dates roughly. You may need to soak the dates in water for 30min if they are too dry.
  • In a pan, mix the almond butter with the maple syrup. Add the dates. Cook until the mixture becomes mushy. Add the seeds,chopped walnuts, pistachios and lemon juice. You should get the consistency ofa soft dough.
  • Move the dough to a sheet of baking paper. Make a roll the size of a sushi roll.
  • Take small pieces and roll them into a small balls (about 30g each). Coat them in coconut flakes or a flavour of your choice.
  • Arrange on a serving plate and chill for 30min until firm or keep them in the fridge for up to 5 days.


This is a dairy-free and gluten-free recipe that caters for all ages, tastes and diets. Have fun with the kids or prepare them ahead of a sports game to provide for a steady release of energy.  It is also a delicious and healthier alternative to after dinner snacks.
Keyword fibre-rich recipe, gluten-free, plant-based recipe, protein-rich, vegan recipe

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