Caitlin’s Superfood Raw Balls
Published on February 5, 2014
by Dr. Caitlin Gordon

Caitlin’s Superfood Raw Balls

Published on February 5, 2014 by Dr. Caitlin Gordon

Vegan, Raw, Gluten-Free

Gluten-free, vegan, superfood raw protein balls. These are paleo-diet friendly, quick to make, and so delicious! I make them on a regular basis and keep them in the fridge for an on-the-go breakfast, afternoon energy lift, and pre-workout boost or post-workout recovery. They really do it all!

Different kinds of condiments


2 tsp. Organic, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
⅓ cup Raw Walnuts
⅓ cup Dates
3 Tbsp. Organic hemp, whey, or collagen protein
2 Tbsp. Raw Cacao Nibs
2 Tbsp. Coconut Flakes or unsweetened shredded coconut
1 Tbsp. Organic Grade B Maple Syrup
1 Tbsp. Ground Flaxseed
1 tsp. Adaptogen or superfood (ashwagandha, reishi, he shou wu, etc)
¼ tsp. of Sea Salt
Cinnamon or ground coffee to taste
optional 1 tsp. Local Bee Pollen if you have seasonal allergies


Grind everything up in the food processor.
Use clean damp hands to mold into balls.
Roll in coconut flakes and put them in the fridge or freezer on wax paper to harden.
Store refrigerated.
Makes 5 large balls.

Nutrition Facts

Per Raw Ball
150 calories
10g fat
15g carbs
9.4g sugar (natural sugar)
5.6g protein

Nutrition info of leading brand sold at Whole Foods
170 cal each
12g fat
14g carb
3g fiber
8g sugar
5g protein

Nutrition Tips

To make my recipe lower sugar, simply remove maple syrup and increase coconut oil by 2 teaspoons or until dough is moist enough to roll. I make different versions of these raw balls all the time. Rarely do I measure any ingredients, I just throw healthy superfoods into the BlendTech and add coconut oil, flaxseed and honey as needed to bind. I encourage you to experiment and find your own version!

Version 2 (higher protein, slightly less decadent tasting)

⅓ cup raw walnuts
⅓ cup dates
1 Tbsp. sunflower seed butter
2 Tbsp. coconut flakes
2 Tbsp. cacao nibs
1 Tbsp. flaxseed
1 Tbsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. bee pollen
1 tsp. adaptogen or superfood powder
4 Tbsp. hemp protein powder
Makes 10 balls (smaller size than the first recipe)

Nutrition info for two raw balls:

208 calories
14g fat
16g carb
5g fiber
7.5g protein
20% of your daily magnesium
15% of your daily iron

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