I'm sharing a tasty and simple recipe for protein power balls. They are my favorite on-the-go, protein-packed snacks! I almost always make them with peanut butter because I can't let a day go by without some peanut butter.
These are the perfect snacks to grab and go, keeping your energy elevated until you eat your next meal. The best part? They are no-bake and take about 5 minutes to make.
I'll make these throughout the week and pop a few as I run out the door. I usually roll the balls in chia or hemp seeds, but rainbow or chocolate sprinkles are an excellent way to get wild!
THE PROTEIN POWDER YOU CHOOSE MATTERS
The best protein power ON THE PLANET
Make your protein power balls taste extra delicious with this fantastic Vanilla Sundae flavor whey protein.
- animal-free whey protein
- no added sugars.
THE NUT BUTTER TEXTURE MATTERS TOO
THE SMOOTHEST PeANUT BUTTER EVER
The texture of this peanut butter is smoother than any other peanut butter. It will make your protein power balls taste incredible.
The MaraNatha brand also offers:
HOW TO STORE YOUR BALLS
In the refrigerator: Store protein power balls in a sealed container or bag in the fridge for a week.
In the freezer: Freeze protein power balls on a cookie sheet for at least an hour and then transfer them to a freezer bag or airtight container. They should be good in the freezer for several months. (But there is no way they will last that long!)
Protein Power Balls
These protein balls are perfect for snacking on-the-go or as a post-workout snack.
- Total Time: 5
- Yield: 12-14 power balls. 1x
4 scoops of your favorite protein powder (I love this one)
1 cup of any kind of nut butter (I love the freshly ground honey roasted peanut butter at Whole Foods)
1/4 cup of Manuka honey (try this brand!)
Chia seeds, hemp seeds, sprinkles, coconut flakes, or anything you’d like as an outer coating
- Mix the first three ingredients together by mashing with a fork or in your food processor.
- Mix thoroughly so you get a sticky wet texture.
- If your mix isn’t able to form a sticky ball, add a little more nut butter.
- Form 1 inch size balls with the mix with your hands.
- Put your seeds, sprinkles, or flakes in a small bowl and roll each ball in the bowl until covered.
- Place covered balls on tray and place in refrigerator to harden.
- Optional: freeze the balls for an amazing, delicious texture.
Take a few of these with you on-the-go for the perfect, satisfying snack.
- Prep Time: 5
Here are some ideas on how to alter the protein power ball recipe.
Chocolate chip protein power balls: Add mini chocolate chips to the above recipe.
Cherry chocolate shop protein power balls: Dice up some dried cherries and add to the chocolate chip variation above.
SunButter and raisin protein power balls: Have you tasted sunflower seed butter? It has a delicious earthy, roasted flavor that is more intense than peanut butter.
Cinnamon and vanilla protein power balls: Add almond butter and vanilla extract, and cinnamon to the recipe. Coat the outside with cinnamon and sugar.
Chocolate and peanut butter protein power balls: Use peanut butter and add cocoa powder to the recipe.
Enjoy these delicious and healthy protein-packed snacks!
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