“Peanut Butter & Jelly” Protein Balls {paleo, raw, dairy & gluten free)

By , On May 29th, 2014, In: Breakfast, Dairy Free, Nut Free, Paleo/Grain Free, Raw, Sweets

14-18 Servings ~ 15
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  • 1 cup soaked cashews
  • 1/2 dried apricots {about 16}
  • 1/2 coconut manna butter
  • 1/2 cup of freeze dried raspberries
  • 1/4 cup sunflower butter
  • 2 tbsp. goji powder or berries
  • 2 tbsp. pomegranate powder (optional)
  • 1-2 scoops of protein powder
  • stevia to taste

Who doesn’t love peanut butter and jelly?!  I was so excited when I bit into this protein ball!  My mind was immediately taken back to a little me in grammar school, opening my metal Smurf lunch box {you can laugh too} and eating my favorite PBJ on white bread {eww I know, I gag and cringe at the thought of eating white bread now}.

Anyway, I was deliciously surprised that this recipe tasted just  like the PBJ part!!  Truth be told, I was not aiming for such flavors but that is what I got along with a lovely memory that had me missing those innocent Smurf days.

I will take it because my objective was to create a kid- friendly ball, packed with protein and goodness that could be eaten on the run!  Mission accomplished!  I love it when that happens because last week I had a couple of recipes that  hit the trash!


Peanut Butter & Jelly Protein Balls {raw, dairy, gluten free,
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Serves: 14-18
  • 1 cup soaked cashews
  • ½ cup dried apricots {about 16}
  • ½ cup coconut manna butter
  • ½ cup of freeze dried raspberries
  • ¼ cup sunflower butter
  • 2 tbsp. goji powder or berries
  • 2 tbsp. pomegranate powder
  • 1-2 scoops of protein powder
  • stevia to taste {optional}
  • crushed freeze dried raspberries {optional}
  1. In a food processor or Vitamix puree all ingredients except protein powder.
  2. When mixture is creamy add protein powder and blend well.
  3. Form balls with a tablespoon or so at a time.
  4. Roll balls in crushed, freeze dried raspberries if desired.
  5. Refrigerate for up to an hour or until they are firm.
These round balls of yumminess will last a week in the fridge and can be frozen as well. I like to use a vanilla pea protein powder that is sweetened with stevia. If your protein powder is unsweetened you may want to add a few dashes of stevia powder or you can use stevia liquid {about 15 drops}. I love adding super foods like the Navitas Naturals, goji or pomegranate powders but they are not necessary if you do not have them on hand. Depending on the type of protein powder you use and how big you make the balls, you can get up to 10-15 grams of protein per ball.

With a Biteful of Health,


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2 Comments on "“Peanut Butter & Jelly” Protein Balls {paleo, raw, dairy & gluten free)"

  1. Marie July 23, 2014 at 9:57 am - Reply

    Way too many expensive ingredients for your average person.

    • Dawn Rofrano July 23, 2014 at 10:55 am - Reply

      Hi Maria, Thank you for commenting. Actually when you average it out and how much you get out of the ingredients to make this particular recipe several times, it is no different than a protein bar you buy in the store or an average latte. If you shop amazon you can often get great deals and bulk if that works for you. We actually have a video coming up with the Doc and I sharing some of the ways to eat organic with a budget. Not that these ingredients for the protein balls need to be organic but they are considered healthy super foods. I heard a wise quote, with all do respect that said, “pay the price for our health now or pay for it later.” This is our mission at Spoonful of Health and at our Clinic to help families/patients to be healthy. Even Costco has a large bag of hemp seeds {a great super food} for $10 which is a great deal but if adding hemp is not a priority and other foods are I would just make sure we are getting real and clean foods and not eating processed ingredients in our diet for overall health. My grandma is amazing at 98 and she never ate super foods so it can be done. I also share sales of these items as I see them on my face book page.

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