These protein balls are a great post workout snack or as a mid day snack. Pack them up and take them to work or take them when your running late in the morning and don’t have time to make breakfast. Best of all they are easy to make!
This recipe may change depending on what type of protein you are using and how big the protein scoops are. The best way to make these is to add each scoop of protein separately and stir the batter to ensure you are not getting a powdery mixture. Milk will also be your best friend in this recipe. Lack of milk will give a drier, powdery protein ball. Milk will help to make them chewy and hold together better. This is the only difficult part of this recipe, getting to know how well your protein mixes with these ingredients.
NO BAKE PROTEIN BALLS:
You will need the following ingredients:
– 1 cup All Natural no sugar added Peanut Butter (crunchy is best!)
– 3 scoops of Whey Protein Powder (or less depending on how big your scoops are)
– 1 tbsp cocoa powder
– 2 tbsp honey OR 1 tbsp splenda
– splash of milk (optional)
1. Add 1 cup of All Natural Peanut Butter to a large bowl.
2. Slowly add each scoop of protein powder to the peanut butter and mix thoroughly. As you can see my scoops are huge so I only used 3 scoops. Feel free to add a bit more if your scoops are smaller. Best to add the extra scoops in the end to ensure your batter is not too powdery.
3. Add 1 tbsp of cocoa powder and mix thoroughly.
4. Add 2 tbsp of honey OR 1 tbsp of Splenda and mix thoroughly.
5. I added about 1/2 cup of skim milk. Again, I slowly added the milk and mixed it in. Your goal is to add just enough that it gives you a nice batter that just starts to stick together. If you were to not add the milk the balls are a lot harder to form. Realistically the milk is optional but I find it tastes better and is chewier with the added milk.
6. Take a bit of the batter and roll it into a ball. I made 24 protein balls. This will depend on how big you make them.
7. Place the protein balls in the freezer for 30 minutes. Then they are ready to enjoy. Store the protein balls in the fridge in a tupperware container.
If you are someone who does not like the taste of protein feel free to roll your protein balls in coconut shavings or crushed nuts to help get rid of the protein taste. 🙂