I don’t actually know the original source of this recipe, but it was passed on from one of my Twitter friends, who races bikes. She has to eat glutenfree  so these Power Balls are perfect for you. They have some processed stuff as they require protein powder, but the majority of ingredients are all natural.


4-5 table spoons of peanut butter (or any other nut butter that you fancy) depending on how oily the butter is
100 g protein powder (any flavour you like, I prefer vanilla or strawberry, but chocolate works a treat, too)
1 table spoon honey
50-100 ml coconut milk (or any other milk you like)
some ground nuts or seeds (they should be small seeds, otherwise the balls may fall apart)

Makes about 10-12 balls


Combine nut butter, protein powder and honey and very slowly add some of the milk a table spoon at a time until you have a very thick, sticky mass. Make sure the mass does not get too wet. Add some of the ground nuts/ seeds if you fancy and fold them in until well combined.

Wet your hands and scoop up ca. 1 teaspoon of the mass, but no more than a table spoon. Roll the mass into a little ball, roll the ball in the remaining nuts/ seeds to give it a cover if you like. Place them on a baking tray.

Once you have used up all of the dough, put the baking tray into your fridge for a couple of hours to let them settle. Don’t worry if you think they are quite squidy, they will get more solid in the fridge.


I tend to wrap them individually and take them along on rides, while keeping the rest in the fridge. You should eat them within 5 days though. As they warm up, they get more squidy again. They also make great inbetween snacks.