The Best Protein Balls to Keep You Going
You might have been looking for a protein ball recipe, and you might not have been. Either way, you’re here and we think it happened for a reason. Even if you don’t know what the heck protein balls are, we’d suggest you give this quick read a few minutes of your time and before you know it you’ll have the knowledge to make super-simple protein balls to snack on all week long!
Sound good? Let’s go!
Getting in Your Protein
Many of our readers are gearing up for the weekend of turkey, stuffing and all things food coma-related. We know that these kinds of holidays can be hectic, especially when you’re hosting guests or you’re in charge of the pièce de résistance that sits at the centre of the table.
While you might be the Thanksgiving master, with the ability to host, feed and fill all of your starving family and in-laws, you probably forget to make time for yourself. It’s true, right? Between the grocery shopping, the centrepiece decorating, the de-thawing and stuffing, you forget to drink, you forget to eat and maybe one or two times, you forget to sleep.
We’re here for you!
This recipe is soo easy to make, and it only took me 20 minutes. The recipe only required one bowl and one pan, so even when your kitchen looks like the fridge threw up, you’ll still have space to make these guys.
Packed Protein Balls
These little monsters are filled with all kinds of good stuff that will keep you energized throughout your day. Just grab a few and pop them in as you go, and you’ll be getting some of the nutrients and energy you need.
They also taste amazing, so don’t think you’re walking into a trap of boring and bland flavors. These protein balls are as delicious as the plates you’ll be serving!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 cup oats
- ½ cup cranberries
- ¾ cup almond butter
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips
- ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
- ¼ cup crushed walnuts
- ¼ cup shredded coconut
- ¼ cup protein powder (vanilla flavor, if possible)
- 1/3 cup honey
Here’s what you have to do:
- Mix everything in a bowl.
- Spoon the mixture out into small balls on a non-stick pan.
- Chill for 1 hour.
Note: Don’t be intimidated by the long list of ingredients …I played with this recipe with all of the things I had in my pantry. The recipe can change from one day to the next, so get creative with your items at home or have a hay day at your bulk store. Whatever works for you!
If you love these protein balls enough, you might want to bring them along with you to your holiday festivities! Store them in an insulated cooler for Thanksgiving and they’ll be sure to show up fresh and ready to be devoured.
Still looking for recipes? We’ve got dessert covered! Try this Cranberry Pie with Walnut Crumble for a recipe that will really wow your in-laws! (And even that uncle who says you can’t cook).
Do you have any tips for the perfect protein ball recipe? Comment below! We’ll just wait here patiently for you to blow our minds.0