No-Bake Coconut Protein Balls – By Neila Rey

No-Bake Coconut Protein Balls – By Neila Rey
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I found this recipe while looking for some healthy snacks to satisfy my afternoon sweet tooth. Really easy to make in just a few simple steps, these coconut protein balls are just the right balance of sweet and satiating – perfect for a quick snack when your mind starts to wander to the vending machine.

Once I’d made them I shared the pictures via Facebook and Instagram, and they proved very popular, so I asked Neila if I could share the recipe!

Neila’s No-Bake Coconut Protein Balls

If you love coconut, this easy 3-ingredient recipe is perfect for you. 



8 ½ oz coconut cream [250ml]

12 oz shredded coconut (+ some extra for dusting) [350g]

4 scoops vanilla whey protein powder

Makes roughly 24 balls | ~95 calories per ball | 4.4g protein each



Open a pack or a can of coconut cream.

Make sure you drain the milk if there is any (clear liquid) and pour the cream into a large bowl.

Whisk until the mixture is smooth.


Add 4 scoops of vanilla whey protein powder (it’s important that you use flavoured powder, otherwise make sure you add a sweetener of some kind like stevia or agave syrup).

Whisk until the mixture is smooth.


Add shredded coconut and mix well with a spoon until the mixture is solid with no lumps (it’ll take just a few seconds).

Make sure you put some aside for rolling the balls in later on.


Make ~24 balls.


Roll the balls in shredded coconut and put in the fridge to chill for an hour.

… and done.



These balls have high satiety, just one can satisfy all of your coconut cravings and it’s a delicious little treat. They can be frozen. They’ll keep in the fridge for up to two weeks. 

If you want to make these without protein powder, you’ll have to use one egg white (or add chia seeds to the coconut cream) for binding and some kind of sweetener. In this case, you’ll have to bake these in the oven at 160C fan [320F] for 20 minutes. 


About Neila

Neila posts loads more fantastic recipes, like this one, on her website,, where she also posts workouts that she designs, and easy-to-follow training programs. Neila’s aim is to make fitness accessible and fun for everyone, including herself, so her workouts focus around body weight exercises, performed in whatever space you have available.

Neila does a lot of running, circuit and bodyweight training and, occasionally, some bag work. She believes in being versatile that way as much as being open to new experiences and new information.

Visit her website for workouts, monthly fitness challenges, recipes, training programs and tips.


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