Healthy Snack Recipe

Jaffa protein balls

Lunch & Light Meals
Prep   10 min
  • Orange, any type, 1 orange(s) (approx 200g with skin), juiced and zested
  • Dried dates, 20 date(s), pitted and chopped
  • Almonds, 320 g
  • Protein powder, any type, 50 g, vanilla preferable
  • Cocoa powder, ¼ cup(s)
  • Vanilla essence, 2 teaspoon(s)


Place the orange juice in a small saucepan, along with dates. Place over low heat for a few minutes until the mixture starts to simmer. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside to cool to room temperature, before mashing the mixture together with a fork.

Blend almonds in a food processor until finely chopped. Add protein powder, cocoa powder (reserving 1 tablespoon to dust), vanilla, orange zest and the cooled date mixture, and process until well combined.

Roll into 16 balls, dust with the reserved cocoa and place in an airtight container in the fridge to chill before serving.

These will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition facts per serve
Makes 16 serves

Note: If food units vary from the book, be guided by the following food units.

Meat & Protein 0
Bread & Cereals0
Healthy Fats & Oils2.7
Protein6.6 g
Total fat11.3 g
- Saturated fat0.9 g
Total carbohydrates6.7 g
- Total sugars6.3 g
Fibre3 g
Sodium12 mg