Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy

Created by Veronica Holec

The perfect addition to kid’s lunch boxes, a solid work snack, a convenient post workout refuel or just a delicious guilt free sweet treat, protein balls have got you covered. The humble protein ball also known as bliss balls are a nutritiously dense combination of carbohydrates, protein and fats that will satisfy your sweet tooth, keep energy levels up and keep hunger pains at bay.

But not all protein balls are created equal. Many of the commercially mass-produced balls contain an array of starchy syrups to assist with binding, cheap fillers, as well as preservatives and additives that are unpronounceable. Making your own is not only super simple, but also incredibly addicting, the flavour combinations are endless and you are in control of the ingredients you put in.

This recipe is 100% raw natural and entirely plant based, vegan, no nasty fillers or sticky refined syrups, gluten, dairy, wheat, soy, egg & yeast free.

  • ¼ cup almonds
  • ¼ cup cashews
  • ¼ cup fine/shredded coconut
  • 20 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Your desired amount of your favourite Probiotic Foods supplement powder
  • Extra coconut for rolling

Pulse nuts in the food processor making sure to retain some chunky pieces. Add lemon zest, juice, coconut, probiotics and about half the dates to the food processor and process until the mixture just starts to come together. If the mixture is too dry, add in dates one by one until the mixture is sticking together. Pinch off pieces of the mixture and roll into balls. Roll into extra coconut if desired.

Nutritionally yours,



Veronica Holec is a Nutritionist and owner of cheeky vegan food business ‘Girls With Balls’. Having worked in Canada for 2 years practicing as a Nutritionist in addition to working as a vegan cook in Vancouvers top plant based café she’s passionate about helping people find a healthy balance through good food. Living in Canada and experiencing its vast vegan culture got her interested in plant-based eating which then spurred her to start her own food-based business here in Australia. She now delivers a vast array of healthy handmade treats such as bliss balls to cafes Brisbane through to Gold Coast.

Her passions aside from her job are experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen. And on the off chance she can pry herself from the kitchen she enjoys walking through nature with her partner and 2 dogs, yoga, beach hang outs and reading health/recipe blogs.

Veronica Holec

Nutritionist & business owner of Girls With Balls

Email: girlswithballsvh@gmail.com

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