Protein balls or energy bites are some of the best snacks out there. They are easy to prepare and packs loads of energy/ they are also delicious to enjoy at any time. Whatever name you use for them, the bottom line remains that protein balls are amazing. Whether you are looking for a delicious pick-up or a grab and go snack for your mid-morning tea, we have the right recipes.
Proteins are an essential macronutrient needed by the body to function. Once proteins are consumed, they are converted into amino acids, which build different parts of the body, repair, and generate new cells. It is, therefore, important to incorporate enough proteins in our diets.
However, the busy life most people live makes it challenging to get the right amount of proteins. While there are protein bars and drinks you can grab on the go, they usually contain too much sugar and added preservatives. Protein balls are the perfect snack to reap all the benefits of protein and energy for your day. Take a look at some protein ball recipes we prepared for you!
Carrot cake protein balls
Do you love carrot cake so much that it’s making it hard for you to keep up with your fitness goals? This recipe is a healthier but similarly delicious option that will help you control the calorie intake.
Carrot cake protein balls: Ingredients
- 115 g almonds
- 150g carrots
- 75g dates
- One scoop of vanilla-flavored whey protein
- 60g walnut halves
- 100g tahini paste
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Carrot cake protein balls: Directions
- Wash and peel the carrots and finely grate them.
- Add all your ingredient into a food processor and pulse until they mix well. Don’t wait for them to become smooth.
- Mold the mixture of ingredients into individual protein balls.
- Refrigerate for an hour or more.
- Serve chilled with a glass of milk, tea, or coffee.
The recipe makes 15 protein balls. It also provides 250 calories, 9g of protein, 20g of fat, and 12g of carbs.
Cacao and orange protein balls
This recipe is basically heaven! How these two ingredients orange and chocolate marry is unexplainable. You can count on the low sugar and the Hugh protein to make your day. What’s more, you only need five ingredients!
Cacao and orange protein balls: Ingredients
- 100g cocoa
- 150g almonds
- 120g pitted dates
- 2 scoops whey protein in orange flavors
- 125g rolled oats
- 2 tbsp water
Cacao and orange protein balls: Directions
- Combine all your ingredients in a food processor or high-power blender and pulse to form a dough.
- Refrigerate your dough for one hour to firm it up.
- Form your protein balls and chill in the freezer until firm. An hour is enough.
The recipe can make 15 protein balls. It also provides 167 calories, 9g of fat, 15g carbs, and 7g proteins.
Low-carb peanut butter protein balls
If you are trying to cut down on your carb’s intake for dieting, this protein balls recipe is the right one for you. The recipe includes high protein from the peanut butter and the impact whey. It also relies on the flaxseed to bind all the ingredients together.
Low-carb peanut butter protein balls: Ingredients
- 260g peanut butter
- 80g almonds
- 200g flaxseed powder
- One scoop impact when protein
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Low-carb peanut butter protein balls: Directions
- Combine all the ingredients in a blender and pulse to mix well.
- Freeze the mixture for an hour or until it gets firm.
- Remove and mold the mixture into balls.
- Freeze for another hour or more to make the balls firm.
The recipe can make 15 medium size balls. It also provides 2.4g carbs and 10.3g protein per serving.
Chocolate blueberry protein balls
Blueberries are an excellent antioxidant making them an exceptional addition to your protein balls. The recipe is fun to try and does not compromise on the nutrition despite the sweet and tasty flavor.
Chocolate blueberry protein balls: Ingredients
- 170g blueberries
- 10g organic cacao powder
- 160g rolled oats
- 150g pecans
- 75g pitted dates
- 2 scoops whey protein
- 1 tbs of water
Chocolate blueberry protein balls: Directions
- Use a high-power blender to blend the nut.
- Add the rest of the ingredients once the nuts are crushed. Pulse to mix all the ingredients into a dough.
- Form your balls from the dough and freeze them for at least an hour, so they get firm.
The recipe can make 15 balls depending on the size you want and comprises 153 calories, 6g protein, 8g fat, and 15g fat per protein ball.
Peanut butter and honey protein balls
It’s possible your granny ever made these energy balls for you because this is an absolute classic. We love the use of peanut butter in this recipe because it packs a lot of protein and healthy fats, which is everything your need for a post work out snack. You can use some honey to add some sweet to the protein balls.
Peanut butter and honey protein balls: Ingredients
- 135g peanut butter
- 170g of honey
- 200g rolled oats
- 50g almonds
- 30g dried apricot
- One scoop whey protein
- 25g shredded coconut
Peanut butter and honey protein balls: Directions
- Mix all the dry ingredients, including the protein powder and add in the peanut butter. You can decide to first melt the peanut in the microwave to make mixing easier.
- Let the bowl sit in the fridge for an hour before molding the protein balls.
- Freeze the balls for at least another hour to make them firm.
Almond joy protein balls
This really is almond joy! These protein balls come without the extra sugar and calories of some of the other choices meaning you can enjoy almond joy protein balls as a snack or dessert. Lets jump in!
Almond joy protein balls: Ingredients
- 1 1/2 cups of rolled oats
- 1 cup of almond butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 scoops of whey protein in chocolate flavor
- 1-3 tbsp of unsweetened shredded coconut
Almond joy protein balls: Directions
- Mix your oats, honey, almond butter, protein butter, and shredded coconut in a large bowl.
- Use your hand to knead the ingredients together. It may be a little challenging to get the ingredient to mix perfectly.
- Once the ingredient has combines properly, use a scoop to scoop the dough and make your protein balls.
- Toss the balls in the fridge or freezer until firm enough to serve.
Cinnamon Raisin Cookie protein balls
Cinnamon smells heavenly! It’s one ingredient you want to include in your protein balls for that amazing flavor. It’s also a simple recipe that does not require any equipment like a food processor or blender.
Cinnamon Raisin Cookie protein balls: Ingredients
- 1 cup cashew nuts
- 2 tbsp raisins
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 scoops vanilla whey protein
Cinnamon Raisin Cookie protein balls: Directions
- Combine the oats, cashew butter, honey, raisins, protein butter, and cinnamon in a large bowl and stir to mix properly.
- Knead the mixture to combine all the ingredients. It can be challenging, so you need to use some arm strength.
- Scoop the mixture and make the balls.
- Freeze the balls until firm to serve.
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