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Mango & Coconut Protein Balls

Mango is one of those fruits that just tastes like a holiday.

mango coconut balls

Mango is one of those fruits that just tastes like a holiday.

Whenever I go to Thailand it’s one of the first things I track down (along with sticky rice). Fresh is obviously amazing, but I’ve recently become obsessed with dried mango for its intense flavour hit.

Being dried, the natural sugars in dried mango are of course concentrated. But a little bit goes a long way. I use eight strips in this recipe to get 15 protein balls. You can buy dried mango at health food shops, in some supermarkets and online. Along with the addition of coconut and Bare Blends Vanilla & Coconut Plant Protein, the balls have a lovely tropical vibe. The little specks of vanilla bean from the protein are also super delicious.

Gluten free | Vegan

mango and coconut balls

Mango & Coconut Protein Balls

Prep time
30 minutes
Total Time

  • 8 large dried mango strips
  • 1 cup rolled oats *
  • 1 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup Bare Blends Vanilla & Coconut Plant Protein
  • 4 x 20ml tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil
  • Extra unsweetened desiccated coconut for coating


1. Process the dried mango, oats, coconut, protein and coconut oil in a food processor until well combined. 2. Line a tray with baking paper. Roll the mixture into balls, coat in extra desiccated coconut if desired and place on the tray. Leave in the fridge to set. 3. Store in the fridge or freezer. Oats naturally don't contain gluten, but as they are often processed on the same equipment as wheat, they can have traces of gluten. If you're strictly gluten-free, you can buy gluten-free oats.

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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