Aloha Power Quinoa Energy Balls

Power through your day with our protein-packed Aloha Quinoa Power Balls made with Success® Tri-Color Quinoa, coconut, pineapple and crunchy cashews.

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Aloha Power Quinoa Energy Balls

Cooking time
PREP TIME 20 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 20 mins (+ 1 hour chilling time)


  • 1 bag Success® Tri-Color Quinoa
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped dried pineapple


  • Add a power boost to that pesky midday slump with these protein-packed quinoa balls loaded with the irresistible tropical flavors of coconut and pineapple.

  • Step 1

  • Prepare quinoa according to package directions. Allow to cool to room temperature.

    Step 2

  • Pulse together dates, cashews, protein powder, coconut oil and honey in a food processor, until well blended. Add quinoa, shredded coconut and pineapple; pulse until well combined.

    Step 3

  • Roll mixture into sixteen 1-inch balls. Refrigerate for about 1 hour, or until set.

    Recipe Tips

    Roll each ball in shredded coconut or finely chopped cashews to add more texture and flavor.

    Recipe Video

Tropical Boost

Reaching for sweets during that midday slump is all too easy when you’re looking for a quick energy boost. Our protein-packed Aloha Quinoa Power Balls made with Success® Tri-Color Quinoa are a better option because they’re sweetened with honey, feature tropical flavors like coconut and pineapple and have protein to keep you going. You won’t only get that power boost to get you through the day, but you can escape to the tropics for a few moments, as well!

These delicious snacks come together easily and can be made in advance. All you have to do is pulse all the ingredients, except for the quinoa, coconut and pineapple, in a food processor. Once that’s done, add the cooked quinoa, coconut and pineapple, roll the mixture into balls and refrigerate. Simple as that! Keep a batch ready at all times and combat those pesky sugar cavings with your ready-made, protein-packed power snacks!

These also make a great meal prep idea if you’re looking for a quick breakfast or on-the-go snack. Check out our meal-prep guide with more recipe ideas for every meal.

Nutty Snacks

If cashews aren’t your thing, feel free to substitute with almonds or another favorite type of nut. Add a little extra crunch by rolling the balls in chopped cashews or almonds.

Other Meal Inspiration

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