These delicious and easy protein energy balls are on current rotation in my kitchen.
Long-term rotation, actually. Why? Super healthy, delicious, and crave control! Need I say more?
Protein Snack Idea
Each protein ball is loaded with ALL the good stuff but is quick and easy to make because no baking is required.
You will enjoy (almost) a complete meal in every bite, with whey protein, healthy fats (grass-fed butter and coconut oil), flaxseed, and almonds, just for starters.
I love the sweet-salty flavor and texture, plus the dark chocolate gives you a boost of antioxidants. They’re very satisfying and filling, too.
You may also like No-Bake Brownie Protein Bites
Here’s what you will need:
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Grass-fed butter such as Kerrygold
Vanilla protein powder
Toasted coconut flakes
Roasted, salted almonds
Gluten-free, old-fashioned oatmeal
Dark chocolate Chips, chunks, or shavings from a bar, such as Lily’s, Trader Joe’s or Choc Zero. optional
Natural granular sweetener optional
Note I’ve been leaving out the natural sweetener lately because, for me, there’s enough sweetness in the dark chocolate. You can certainly add it in if you have a sweeter tooth!
I actually made a double batch the last two times I prepared this recipe to be more efficient, as I was going through them at such a rapid pace!
These pseudo-cookies really help me to stay on track with my healthy eating yet still enjoy a nutritious, dessert-like snack.
Store as Healthy Freezer Snacks
Remember that last time you were reaching for cookies (or sugar of any kind) in your kitchen? You were about to cave, and then … you did?
Next time, prepare yourself by making a stockpile of these to store in your freezer.
Bonus: you can probably enjoy up to 3 or 4 and still respect yourself in the morning.
How to Freeze and Store Protein Balls
Here are a few freezing ideas. Firstly, put the energy bites in the freezer on a flat surface, for example, a baking sheet or multiple plates.
Keep them separated until they freeze solid so they do not stick together.
When frozen, put them in an airtight container or ziplock freezer bag with parchment or wax paper between the layers, if desired.
My favorite storage solution, though, are these reusable freezer containers. I absolutely love them and have been using them for years.
I usually keep 2 varieties of healthy snacks in them at all times. If I have an overflow, I use Ziploc bags, but these are faster for grab-and-go.
The containers are easy to open and close, grab a snack, and put back in the freezer.
Plus, they are bright and pretty. 😁 Here’s a link to check them out. StarPack Home Freezer Storage Container Set, affiliate link
The colorful freezer containers below appear to be the same as mine, highly rated, and available in more colors! Tovolo Freezer Containers, affiliate link
Most energy bites should remain fresh in the freezer for up to 3 months.
To thaw, take them out individually as craved, 😉 then place them on the counter at room temperature or in the refrigerator until soft enough to eat.
Below is the Sweet and Salty Protein Bites recipe, Enjoy!Print
Nutrition Label. The nutritional values listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card. Actual amounts may vary.
I hope you make and enjoy them! Please tag me on Instagram if you do, I love hearing what you make.
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