Tiny but mighty, protein balls don’t only fuel you up, but these balls of superfood contain healthy fats, vitamins and proteins that we all know are so easy to miss out during the day.
You can make your own protein balls, so here are some recipes that will help you to make them.
1. Date & cashew protein balls
Make these protein-rich snacks to keep your blood sugar and energy levels stable during the day.
– 3/4 cup raw unsalted cashews
– 10 dates, pitted
– 1/2 cup cocoa powder
– 1 tsp. hemp seeds
Soak cashews in 1/4 cup water for 15 min. To a food processor, add cashews (including water), and the rest of the ingredients until well combined. Form into balls and refrigerate for 15 min. before serving. Bon appetit.
2. Peanut butter balls
Amazing protein-packed peanut butter balls are so delicious! No sugar added, gluten free, grain free and have more than 5g protein per ball!
– 3/4 cup all natural drippy peanut butter
– 1 tbsp. coconut flour
– 1/2 cup protein powder
– 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
– 1 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
– 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
In a large bowl, add all ingredients. Mix together using a wooden spoon until ingredients are well combined. Roll into 12 tablespoon sized balls. Transfer to an airtight container and store in fridge.
3. Almond butter oat protein energy balls
These homemade protein balls are a quick and easy way to satiate your hunger and satisfy your sweet tooth.
– 1 cup raw, unsalted almond butter
– ½ cup brown rice syrup
– 2 ½ scoops vanilla protein powder
– 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
Mix almond butter and brown rice syrup in a pan over medium heat until warm. Put mixture into a bowl and add protein powder and mix well. Add oatmeal and mix until well combined. Roll the mixture into balls. Evenly distribute the balls on a cookie sheet, and refrigerate for 1 hour. Done!
4. Sunflower seed protein balls
Gluten free and nut free, whey protein balls with bananas, sunflower seeds, and dried cranberries are so tasty and easy to make.
– 2 bananas, mashed
– 1 cup sunflower seed butter
– 8 scoops whey protein powder (gluten free)
– 1 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
– 1 cup dried cranberries
Combine all in a food processor. Roll into balls and place in your fridge. Enjoy!
5. Power protein balls
Keep these handy! They are perfect for a post-workout snack!
– 1/2 cup of nut butter
– 2 tbsp. of agave nectar
– 2 tbsp. of cocoa nibs
– 2 tbsp. of shredded coconut
– 3/4 cup of protein powder
– 2 tbsp. crushed almonds
Mix nut butter, protein powder, and agave nectar until smooth. Then add the rest of your ingredients. Roll into small balls and place in an airtight container in the fridge for storage. Enjoy your tasty balls.
6. Chocolate hazelnut protein balls
Sometimes it’s hard to get enough protein into your diet and these cacao protein balls are such a delicious way to sneak some more in.
– 1 cup of hazelnuts
– 1 tbsp. cacao powder
– 1 cup of dates
– 1 scoop of vanilla protein
Pour boiling water over the dates and leave to soak for about 10 min. Dry roast the hazelnuts at 180’C for about 10 min. Put them in your blender and mix for about 2 min. Then add in the protein and cacao and mix to combine. Drain the dates and add them in, blending until you have a sticky paste. Use your hands to roll the mixture into balls and store in your fridge. Done!