Vegan Protein Balls

Protein shakes are delicious, but it’s good to add variety to your diet. Protein balls are an easy on-the-go source of protein that can be very tasty. You can make a big batch and save them for the upcoming week or make enough for that day, either way there is no cooking and minimal cleanup! New to your plant-based journey? Consider our starter pack that includes seven of our best varieties, so don’t be afraid to get creative!

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An easy recipe that can be changed for add-ins and toppings is what everyone needs. Craving chocolate and peanut butter? Maybe vanilla and almonds? The possibilities are endless!



  1. Add the agave and nut or seed butter into a large bowl
  2. Slowly add in the protein powder
  3. When completely mix, it should be a dough-like consistency. If it is too wet, add more protein powder. If it is too dry, add a tablespoon of water at a time.
  4. Scoop up 1 1/2 tbps of the mixture and roll it into 1-inch bowl
  5. Roll the balls in the toppings of your choosing (Optional)
  6. Place on a plate or in a plastic container and store in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or until firm

This protein balls recipe has endless possibilities! Want to vary it up? You can add the following into the mixture and/or roll the balls in the toppings.

Great mix-ins and toppings include:

  • Chopped nuts
    • Peanuts
    • Cashews
    • Almonds
  • Cocoa nibs
  • Pink Himalayan salt
  • Cocoa powder
  • Protein powder
  • Cayenne powder
  • Shredded coconut
  • Seeds
    • Chia seeds
    • Sunflower seeds
    • Pepitas
    • Sesame seeds
  • Oats
  • Chopped dried fruit
  • Matcha powder

Some great combinations are:

Nut or Seed butter Flavor of VeganSmart

Mixed or Rolled in

Almond butter

Vanilla Chia seeds

Cashew butter

Chocolate Cayenne powder
Almond butter Wild Berry

Dried blueberries

Peanut butter


Roasted peanuts

Cashew butter


Sesame seeds

Peanut butter


Cocoa nibs

Almond butter


Shredded coconut

Cashew butter Vanilla

Matcha powder


Want to get extra adventurous? Mix different types of butters or VeganSmart protein powders! Get creative with vanilla and chai or chocolate and wild berries.

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