Sesame Seed Protein Balls

Sesame Seed Protein Balls

These Sesame Seed Protein Balls are a weekly staple for me – I love making a big batch on a Sunday for the week ahead, so I always have a delicious nourishing snack to grab! Whether you like to snack regularly or simply want a little nibble after dinner, these Sesame Seed Protein Balls are guaranteed to hit the spot.
These energy balls are jam-packed with nutritious ingredients, from fibre-rich sesame and chia seeds to energising bananas, as well as high quality protein powder to balance out the macros and healthy fats from the tahini to keep you feeling full.
In terms of protein powders, my personal favourite is Nuzest (discount code: ELIB) I also love Planet Paleo’s Organic Bone Broth Sports Protein, which comes in either Chocolate or Vanilla & Banana flavours. Both are delicious blended into a smoothie, stirred into porridge or used in baking, and bone broth contains easily digestible proteins such as collagen and gelatine, so is great for tissue repair and overall fitness. You can use this link for a 15% discount on Planet Paleo. I’m also a big fan of JS Health (discount code: UKEB15).
If you like these Sesame Seed Protein Balls, you will LOVE my Chocolate Protein Balls and my Maca-Macadamia Energy Balls – both are great snacks to keep in the fridge and perfect for taking on-the-go!

Sesame Seed Protein Balls (Vegan, Gluten-Free, No Refined Sugar)

Makes 10 balls


  • 1 ripe banana⁠
  • 2/3 cup jumbo oats⁠
  • 1/4 cup vanilla protein (use code ELIB for 15% off Nuzest)
  • 3 heaped tbsp tahini⁠
  • 3 tsp ground chia seeds (any ground seeds work)⁠
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds⁠


  1. ⁠Mash the banana in a large bowl, then add all other ingredients except the sesame seeds.⁠
  2. Mix until throughly combined, then cover and place in the fridge for 20 minutes to firm up. ⁠
  3. Remove from the fridge and roll 1 tbsp mixture into a ball. Repeat with the rest of the mixture.⁠
  4. Scatter the sesame seeds on a chopping board or lined tray and roll each ball in the sesame seeds until covered.
  5. Place into the fridge to set. Store in the fridge for up to one week or the freezer for up to 3 months.


Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @elibrechernutrition if you make this recipe – I LOVE seeing your re-creations and will repost my favourites!




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