Chia Protein Bites

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 (1/2 a cup) 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).

Gluten Free | Grain Free | Low Fructose

Chia Protein Bites


24 balls

Active Time:

15 minutes

Total Time:

1 hour



  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.

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Lilian Dikmans

Hi, I'm Lilian. Lilian Dikmans if you like full names. I'm a lawyer from Melbourne, Australia who recently stepped out of the corporate world to pursue my love for food, health and fitness. I'm all about simple, nourishing meals and healthy treats. I eat well because I like to feel good. I'm addicted to Muay Thai and I love yoga, mountains and good coffee. I started my blog to share my recipes and efforts to live a healthy life- Real Food Healthy Body

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