Nutrition

4 Easy Protein Ball Recipes

4 Easy Recipes To Making Guilt-Free Mouth-Watering Protein Balls At Home

Protein Balls are a perfect afternoon snack. Not only are they perfect for travelling but also are great to just grab on the go. They satisfy all your taste buds and give you that delicious sweet chocolate hit without feeling guilty.

Protein Balls are great because they are typically high in protein, high in healthy fats, low in carb and relatively low in sugar. Not to mention they taste so dam good.

Trying to get snacks that stick with your diet on a bodybuilding regime can be near impossible which is why protein balls were invented…so you can enjoy a delicious sweet chocolaty peanut buttery snack without breaking from your program.

If you reading this and you haven’t tried making protein balls yet, then you should. I’m not one, who enjoys cooking but making these babies is quick and easy and basically if I can do it then so can you.

All you need to a mixing bowl, some delicious protein powder like (proto whey), peanut butter, some healthy carbs like oat or coconut flour and you’re basically good to go.

I’ve sought through the entire Internet and found the most popular and highest rated protein ball recipes there are; I’ve even added my very own one.

All these recipes are suited for people on all sorts of diets so it means they are perfect for helping with your growth.

Here are 4 of the most popular protein ball recipes:

1. No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Protein Ball Recipe

(Paleo, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Vegan Options)

Makes 18 balls

Macros per ball: 145 calories, 3.6g protein, 9.6g carbs (4.6g sugar), 7.4 healthy fats, 1.2g dietary fibre

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Double Choc Proto Whey Protein Powder (or Vegan Protein)
  • 1 cup Natural Peanut Butter (Or almond butter)
  • ½ Cup Natural Raw Honey (Or natural sweetener of choice, I suggest natvia or stevia)
  • ½ Cup Oat Flour (or coconut flour)

 

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl combine all ingredients
  2. Roll into 18 balls
  3. Roll the formed balls in extra protein powder or cocoa powder to make it feel less sticky on the outside

 


2. No Bake Low Calorie Choc-Pumpkin Protein Balls

Protein Ball Recipes

(Paleo, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, and Vegan)

Makes 8 Balls, Recipe adapted from Fitbaldman

Macros per ball: 38 calories, 1g Fat, 3g Carbs, 4g Protein, 0.5g dietary fibre

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop of Double Choc Proto Whey (Or Vegan Protein powder)
  • 3 tbsp. Coconut flour
  • ½ cup. Puree Pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp. Almond milk
  • Pinch of Stevia
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 2 tbsp. Shredded coconut (for coating the outside)


 

Directions:

  1. Microwave pumpkin till it become soft around (5mins)
  2. Blend the pumpkin into a puree with a blender or food processor
  3. Now mix all the ingredients into a bowl, expect for shredded coconut
  4. Use a tablespoon to measure out 8 balls and roll into shredded coconut and coat well

 


3. Super High Protein Almond Butter Protein Balls

Protein Ball Recipes

(Paleo, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Vegan Options)

(Makes 12) Recipe adapted from fitcupcaker

Macros per ball: 156 Calories, 7g Protein, 12g Healthy fats, 9 Carbs (5.5g from sugar)

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop Vanilla Crème Proto Whey (or Vegan protein powder)
  • 1 cup Almond Butter (or peanut butter if preferred)
  • 1 tbsp. Cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp. Honey (or granulated Stevia)
  • 2 tbsp. Flax meal or grounded chia seeds

 

Directions:

  1. Mix all Ingredients together in a bowl
  2. Roll into 12 balls
  3. Refrigerate for 30mins.
  4. Enjoy!

Notes: you can make flaxseed meal at home by simply blending flaxseed into they are completely grounded.


 

4. Super Food High Fibre Chocolate Protein Balls

Protein ball

(Paleo, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Vegan)

(Makes 8)by sugarfreediet

Macros per ball: 83 calories

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop of Vanilla Crème Proto Whey
  • 1 can Butter Beans, Drained and rinsed (or chickpeas)
  • 3 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 heaped tsp. wheatgrass powder (or super greens)
  • 7g Maca powder (optional)
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds (10g)
  • 10g Natvia sugar replacement (more depending on taste)
  • 2 tbsp. Unsweetened shredded coconut (cover the protein balls with at the end)

 

Directions:

  1. Add everything into the food processor and mix till you get a smooth consistency

  2. Have a taste at the end and see if it needs more cocoa powder or natvia

  3. Create your round 8 truffle balls by using your palms

  4. Dip them in shredded coconut and cover them completely

  5. Serve on a plate or put in a tight sealed container in the fridge (lasts up to a week) and Tastes even better after been refrigerated for an hour!

 

I suggest using proto whey for these recipes because it tastes great in the recipes but any protein will be fine too. I would suggest the best time to consume protein balls is pre or post workout, afternoon snacks or as dessert.

However keep in mind they may be low calorie, but consuming more than 1 can easily blow out the calorie budget especially if you’re preparing or a content or your summer vacation.

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