cherry almond protein balls to boost breast milk and support muscle recovery

In case you haven’t noticed, I am in love with cherries, and the dried ones starring in this snack are so delicious—you’ll be tempted to eat them like candy! (Be sure to buy the kind without added sugar.)

Cherries are a great source of melatonin, the hormone made by your body that’s responsible for quality sleep, as well as vitamin C and other superfood phytonutrients that support muscle repair. Oh, and the almond butter gives these balls an extra protein kick. Enjoy! 

This recipe was originally created for Mama Love Chocolate Protein, which is no longer in production. Looking for a great alternative? For a similar taste and consistency, try using a high-quality, plant-based protein powder made from yellow peas, like Naked Pea Chocolate Pea Protein Powder


  • 1 ½ cups Oats
  • 1 cup Almond Butter, unsalted
  • ½ cup Plant-based Chocolate Protein Powder
  • ½ cup Dried Cherries, packed
  • ¼ cup Maple Syrup


Place all ingredients in a food processor. Blend on high until well mixed. (Or put all ingredients in a bowl and mix with a wooden spoon—it’s an arm workout!)

Scoop mixture into golf-ball size portions using a small ice cream scoop. (Or roll into balls with your hands.)

Store in a covered container in the fridge.

Makes about 16 balls; 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts 

Servings: 1 (2 balls)

Calories 134 

 Amount per Serving% Daily Value
Total Fat2.8g4%
Saturated Fat0.4g1%
Total Carbohydrate21.6g8%
Dietary Fiber2.7g9%
Total Sugars7.2g 

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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