Lemon Chia Seed Protein Balls


Lemon Sesame Seed Protein Balls
Prep Time: 20M
Cooking Time: 7M
Serves: 4



  1. 6.5 oz of dried, pitted dates
  2. 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds
  3. Scant 1/4 cup of pistachios
  4. Juice of 1/3 lemon
  5. 2 tablespoons of agave syrup
  6. 5.5 tablespoons of gluten-free rolled oats
  7. 2 teaspoons of Pulsin’ Organic Sunflower Protein Powder (or another protein powder of your choice)

Energy balls are a fantastic way to get a quick hit of energy, whether it be to get through a meeting at work, keep you going in between classes, or to see you through that challenging 1 am – 2 am phase of a Netflix marathon when you’re just so close to the end of the series, but your energy levels are dropping. The pistachio and seeds add texture and depth to the recipe and the very subtle zest from the lemon bring it all together.

I added Pulsin’ Organic Sunflower Protein Powder to these energy balls to give them a good ol’ protein boost. The wonderful thing about this protein powder is that it is vegan, soy-free, non-GMO, gluten-free, AND has 45% protein – meaning a little goes a long way.

After struggling with undiagnosed chronic pain for months, Michaella Mazzoni turned to food for healing. Michaella’s kitchen is a food blog with recipes which are all refined sugar free. All the recipes are wholesome, healthy and easily replicated in reader’s homes without expensive equipment or hard to find ingredients. Michaella Mazzoni

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 7 minutes
Serves: 4


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper and evenly spread out the oats. Place in the oven on the middle tray for about 5-7 minutes or until the oats become golden brown in color.
  • While the oats are happily toasting away, start to chop the dates until they become a paste-like consistency.
  • Roughly chop the pistachios.
  • Next, mix the chopped dates with the agave syrup, seeds, pistachios, and protein powder.
  • Lastly, stir in the toasted oats and fresh lemon juice.
  • Roll the mixture together into balls and store in the fridge in an airtight container.


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