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1 cup whole pistachios

1/3 cup whole walnuts

1/3 cup whole cashews

1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein powder, 14g (max. 3grams of carbs – use a low carb protein powder)

1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tbsp coconut oil

1 tbsp honey

2 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut



  1. Add the pistachios, walnuts, cashews, protein powder, and cocoa powder into a blender. Blend on high until almost smooth. The consistency should be almost like a nut flour with small pieces of nuts still visible.
  2. Transfer the nut mixture to a medium bowl, add the coconut oil, honey, and mix until well combined.
  3. Place the coconut into a small bowl.
  4. Roll the nut mixture into small even size (about 1 tbsp each) balls and dip each one in the shredded coconut. Store the power balls in an airtight container in the fridge for a week.

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10 comments on “Protein Power Balls (FM)”

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    Private  |  San Diego, CA, USA

    I’ve made these a few times! Is this recipe from your book? I can’t remember where I saw it before but they are delicious!

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    Private  |  Texas, USA

    Look delicious! I just bought the ingredients for a different recipe but I’ll try this one the next time.

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    Private  | 

    I am allergic to cashews and pistachios- what can I substitute?

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      Private  |  Santa Rosa, California, United States

      I’d say any nut that you like and are not allergic too will work great! 🙂

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    Private  |  AGOURA HILLS, California, United States

    Hi Zuzka. I’m confused how you differentiate between FM and WEM. I know that FM is considered to be low carb but the ingredients in this recipe appear to have a high amount of carbs. What is the ‘cut off’ point between the two?

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    Private  | 

    Hi – This is a snack on the Z-Shred Meal Plan. What is the serving size? 1 protein ball or 2?

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    Private  | 

    These are great for keeping my hunger at bay all day!!!

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    Private  | 

    Am I the only one who has had difficulty rolling these into balls and making them stick together? About how many 1 tbsp balls did you guys have? Any tips or advice? 🙂 .

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      Private  | 

      I had about 16 balls when I made it. It was hard to get them to stick at first I actually added just a titch more honey but still had to kind of force them to stick at first. I put them in a container in the fridge for a few hours and they held together pretty good after that!

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    Private  | 

    These…. zuzka, you keep surprising me with your ability to make this lifestyle enjoyable. 🙂 I really appreciate your recipes. I can’t say how many different health people I have followed and by far… no contest.. I enjoy your food the best.

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