By JJ Virgin

Almond-Cacao Smoothie Balls (The Perfect Breakfast Shortcut)


March 10, 2019

Virgin Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3
Sugar Impact Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3

These delicious chocolate almond smoothie bombs are a breeze to stir together and make it even easier to blend together a healthy, tasty morning shake.

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Yields: Makes 6 balls (enough for 6 smoothies)


6 tbsp unsweetened, unsalted almond butter

3 tbsp raw cacao powder

3 tbsp chia seeds

3 tbsp cacao nibs

2 tbsp unsweetened coconut or nut milk (from a carton, not a can)

1 tbsp real vanilla extract


1In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the ingredients until thoroughly mixed.

2If mixture is still dry and powdery, add an additional 1-2 teaspoons coconut milk.

3Shape mixture into 6 balls, each about 2 tablespoons.

4Place on parchment-lined plate and freeze until firm, at least 1 hour.

5Transfer to airtight bag or container and freeze up to 6 weeks.

6To use, put 1 smoothie ball, 1 cup frozen organic berries, and 2 scoops JJ Virgin All-In-One Protein Shake powder* (your choice of protein type and flavor) in a blender with 10 ounces of unsweetened coconut or nut milk and blend until smooth.

7Your smoothie can be thinned with cold filtered water or thickened with ice cubes. So quick and easy!

*Find out more about JJ Virgin All-In-One Protein Shakes in our store, including FAQs and why our shakes are better than all the rest…

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Nutrition Facts

Sodium3 mg
Protein7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sugar1 g
Total Fat19 g
Total Carbohydrates13 g
Dietary Fiber7 g