These delicious tahini protein balls, while being made of 100% real food ingredients, are also entirely paleo and gluten-free. They are raw, naturally sweetened with dates and very healthy. |

Tahini Balls (Protein Packed - Paleo - Gluten-Free)

Course Snacks
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 15 Balls
Calories 169 kcal
Author One Clever Chef


  • 1 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1 1/2 cup pitted dates
  • 3 tablespoons honey Or maple syrup for vegan version
  • 1/2 cup Whey vanilla protein powder Organic, plant-based
  • 5 tablespoons tahini
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt Optional
  • 2 tbsp warm water


  1. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and process into a fine flour.
  2. Using your hands, shape all of the mixture into balls (size: about 1 inch).

Recipe Notes

* If you are watching your sodium intake you can skip the salt as it is optional.
* For a vegan version, you may use plant-based protein powder. Take note that this type of protein soaks a lot of moisture so you will need to add water until the preparation is wet enough to be shaped into balls.
* Add 1 teaspoon chia seeds for even more nutrients and omega-3.
* Use the scoop provided with your particular product

Nutrition Facts
Tahini Balls (Protein Packed - Paleo - Gluten-Free)
Amount Per Serving (1 Ball)
Calories 169 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 90mg4%
Potassium 219mg6%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.