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Nut-Free Choc Protein Balls

Nut-Free Choc Protein Balls

By: Lisa Guy

These moreish protein balls made with a variety of seeds will provide your kids with important nutrients needed for good health and development, including protein, beneficial fats, fibre, zinc, magnesium, vitamin E and calcium. Dates also provide plenty of dietary fibre along with iron.



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  • 12 Medjool dates, pips removed & soaked for 10 mins in some warm water
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup pepitas
  • 2 tbsp flaxseeds
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut, plus extra to roll
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp raw honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 heaped tbsp raw cacao powder


  • Add sunflower seeds, pepitas, flaxseeds, desiccated coconut, coconut oil, tahini, honey, vanilla and cacao to your food processor and blend until you have a finer consistency.
  • Add drained Medjool dates and process until well combined. You can add a little of the date water if too dry.
  • Roll into medium-sized balls (around a tbsp of mixture) and then roll in some coconut.
  • Place in the fridge for 30 mins, then enjoy. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for a week.


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Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .

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