Strawberry 'cheesecake' balls to feed your 4 PM sweet cravings

Posted by for Strong Women


We may not be at the office, but desk snacking shows no signs of slowing. But know this: your biscuit jar is sick of the sight of you, so instead, munch on these homemade protein balls. Made from gooey, sweet dates for slow release energy and brain boosting anti-inflammatories, they’re the sweet kick getting us through our afternoon Zoom calls.



150g (1 cup) pitted Medjool dates

130g (1 cup) raw cashew nuts

75g (3/4 cup) hulled strawberries

200g (2 cups) ground almonds

Optional: shredded coconut or freeze-dried strawberries (crushed) to decorate 


Whizz the dates, cashews and strawberries in a food processor until they form a thick paste.

Pour into a mixing bowl and stir in the ground almonds until well mixed.

Roll the mixture into about 12 balls and place in the fridge for an hour to firm up. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 2 months. 

Roll in shredded coconut or crushed freeze-fried strawberries before serving, if using.

Recipe courtesy of VEGAN TREATS: Easy vegan bites & bakes by Emma Hollingsworth (Kyle Books

IMAGE: Jen Rich

Want more quick and nutritious recipes? Follow @StrongWomenUK on Instagram for the latest workouts, delicious recipes and motivation from your favourite fitness experts.

Sign up for workouts, nutritious recipes and expert tips. You'll also get a free Beginner's Guide To Strength Training.

By entering my email I agree to Stylist’s Privacy Policy

Share this article

Recommended by Meriam Ahari