Healthy No Bake Peanut Butter Protein Balls
No Bake Protein Ball Recipe is so easy! Protein balls are the best kind of healthy snack because they’re delicious, nutritious, convenient, and super easy to make. Kids love them too!
- 2 cups Protein Powder OR Rolled Oats
- 1 cup organic 100% peanut butter (or almond butter)
- 1 tbs ground flax meal (or chia seeds)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
- 1/3 cup dairy free chocolate chips ( I buy dairy free ones on Amazon)
- 1/2 cup Honey (or Organic Monk Fruit )
- 1 Bag Unsweetened Shredded Coconut (optional)
HERE IS HOW TO MAKE THEM
- Combine oats (or protein powder), flax meal, cinnamon, and honey into a bowl and mix well.
- Add in Peanut butter and vanilla extract and mix well again.
- Add in chocolate chips and gentle stir.
- Stir the mixture to the right sticky consistency.
- Roll mixture into 15 balls.
- Roll each ball in shredded coconut if desired).
- Refrigerate for an 1 hour before enjoying.
You Will Love this Protein Ball Recipe. When it comes to snack time it can get hard to choose the right thing to eat. If you go for something you’re craving you’re probably going to end up with a chocolate bar or grabbing an energy drink, or maybe a bag of chips.
But in order to live a healthier and happier life it’s important that we have healthy snacks ready.
Why are Protein Balls Good for Health
- High in fiber (keeps you fuller longer)
- Low in sugar (great for inflammation)
- High in antioxidants (good for overall health)
- Plant Based (great for overall well-being)
- Slow absorbing (balanced energy levels)
- High in Healthy Fats (Excellent for brain function)
Protein Ball Ball Making Tips
- Keep protein balls refrigerated and they will last 7 days
- Roll them into small portion ball sizes to avoid consuming too many calories
- Rub your hands in coconut oil below rolling the mixture to avoid the mixture sticking to your hands
- Add no more than 5 ingredients per ball to avoid over flavoring them
- Make 2-3 batches at a time
- Store large batches in the freezer to last longer than a week
- Enjoy your protein balls with a nice herbal tea to really enjoy them
- Choose Rolled oats, coconut flour, protein powders etc. Use any of these you prefer
You Will Love this Protein Ball Recipe
You can substitute oats for almond meal, or your favorite protein powder.
Calories per ball: 116
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Special Message for New mammas
I came across these energy bites when my daughter was gifted them by her neighbor who called them “lactation bites”.
For nursing moms you can add Brewers Yeast. It’s a nutritional supplement that’s been shown to enhance energy levels and boost the immune system, and we could all use a little of that most of the time. I buy mine from Whole Foods, but you can order it online too. I’m a huge fan of brewer’s yeast!
They also satisfy constant hunger of new moms.