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Cashew Coconut Mint Protein Balls

Gluten-free, Vegan, Sugar-free

These wonderful snacks pack an impressive amount of protein and nutrients which can help you through a workout, an afternoon energy slump or even just a bad mood! I mean whenever you eat something that is delicious but also good for your body it can change your mood and energy right around.

And over here we love to LIVE VIBRANTLY!

Making energy and protein balls has become a little bit of an obsession for me lately, and its because I love to have bite size snacks in my fridge ready to go, they are really easy to make since you don’t bake them and require only a handful of ingredients, but mostly becasue they are so cute and pretty to serve in a bowl.

I mean doesn’t this look so nice!!

Eating just one or two is filling and satisfying enough to curb my hunger or drown out my sweet tooth. I often choose something with chocolate in them, like my Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bliss balls or my Brownie Bites, but there is just something so exquisite with the combination of the mint, coconut and cashew butter. Trust me I won’t let you down on this one! They are perfect for summer since the mint leaves you feeling fresh!

The ingredients for this recipe

There are 6 simple ingredients in this recipe. Just like the title says, we use cashew butter, coconut flakes, peppermint extract and protein powder. To sweeten them up I use swerve icing sugar to keep them sugar free, however you can use normal icing sugar too if you prefer. Then I add in some oat flour for texture and water to hold it all together. That’s it! And the best part is that you just combine all these ingredients, mix and roll into balls.
Be cautious as to what kind of peppermint extract you use. The one pictured below that i bought ended up being PURE peppermint extract and was really strong. I mean way too strong, so I only use about 1/8 of a tsp and that was enough. Too much gives it a bittter and bad aftertaste. So pay attention to the type of peppermint extract you use and start with less, taste, and add more to get the nice and subtle minty flavour.

Cashews are low in sugar and rich in fibre and contain heart healthy fats and some plant protein as well. They are a rich source of nutrients, so I do recommend keeping the cashew butter and not swapping it out for another one. Ensure you buy natural cashew butter with no added sugar, which you can find in most grocery stores now.

Feeling adventurous? I often make my own cashew butter, and if you head on over to my Instagram page, you will find a video on how to make that there!

I also have another great protein ball recipe that you can make around Thansgiving or Easter (springtime if you don’t celebrate) and that is my Carrot Cake Protein balls! Carrot cake seems to be popular around those holidays, so give them a go if you want to keep it healthier than the traditional carrot cakes.

So I don’t know what else we are waiting for, let’s get making them balls!!!!
Enjoy xoxoxox

Cashew Coconut Mint Protein Balls

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By Nadia Zanini Serves: 18
Prep Time: 10 mins Total Time: 10 mins

These Cashew and Coconut Mint Protein balls are the perfect healthy snack to keep in your fridge or bring to the park and perferct for an after workout snack.


  • 1 cup cashew butter
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 2 scoops vanilla plant based protein powder
  • 2 tbsp swerve icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/8 tsp pure peppermint extract (more if you are using articial)
  • 3-4 tbsp of water or non-dairy milk to hold the balls together



Grind 1/2 cup oats in a blender to form a flour


Combine all ingredients in a bowl, except water, and mix well. Add water (or non-dairy milk) one tbsp at a time until the dough can stick together to roll into balls


Roll into 18-24 balls


Keep refrigerated for 1 week up to 2 weeks. This recipe also freezes well

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