Chia Protein Bites

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With high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, iron and dietary fibre, chia seeds pack a pretty decent nutrient punch. I add them to just about anything (smoothies, salads, raw desserts, sprinkled on roast vegetables...the list goes on).

They're a great addition to protein balls like these Chia Protein Bites because they help to keep you feeling fuller for longer. I like to add quite a few in this recipe to give the balls some crunch.

And I highly recommend drizzling the finished product in some dark chocolate because, like chia seeds, I'll add chocolate to just about anything.

Chia Protein Bites

Gluten free | Grain free



  1. Mix the protein powder, coconut, chia seeds, crushed nuts/seeds and cacao powder together in a bowl. Add the melted coconut oil, rice malt syrup and water and stir until well combined.
  2. Line a tray with baking paper. Roll the mixture into balls and place on the tray. Leave in the fridge or freezer for a couple of hours until set.
  3. Once set, melt the dark chocolate in a microwave or using a double boiler. Using a teaspoon, drizzle the melted chocolate over the balls and allow to set in the fridge. Store the balls in the fridge or freezer.

Makes about 24 balls.

* If you don't have an unflavoured whey protein, you could use a naturally flavoured vanilla or chocolate whey protein instead.

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