High Protein Snacks

No-Bake Protein Balls | 7 Healthy Protein Ball & Energy Ball Recipes

These protein balls and energy balls can be whipped up in a blender in 30 seconds flat.

Protein balls make delicious, handy snacks to eat on-the-go. Here are some recipes that will help you indulge in a treat while reaching your goals!


1. Carrot Cake Protein Balls

carrot cake protein balls

Ingredients

Method

1. Wash, peel then grate up the carrot.

2. Add all the ingredients to a strong blender and pulse together until they are combined, but not too smooth.

3. The mixture will be easy to mould into 15 individual balls.

4. Refrigerate for at least an hour and serve.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER BALL

Calories: 141    Protein: 5.4g    Fat: 11g    Carbs: 5.2g


2. Lemon Protein Balls

Ingredients

Method

1. Blend the almonds in a strong blender.
2. Add in the dates, maca powder and blend again.
3. Scrape the zest off the lemon and squeeze the juice into the mixture. Blend until the mixture forms a dough. Add a tablespoon of water if necessary.
4. Chill the mixture for an hour and then form 15 balls from it. Freeze for an hour to firm mixture up further and serve.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER BALL

Calories: 104     Protein: 5.3g    Fat: 5.6g    Carbs: 8g


3. Chocolate Blueberry Protein Balls

chocolate protein balls

Ingredients

Method

1. Blend up the nuts.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the blender and pulse into a dough.

3. Form 15 balls with the dough and freeze for an hour before serving.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER BALL

Calories: 145    Protein: 5.3g    Fat: 7.9g     Carbs: 14.5g


4. Peanut Butter & Honey Protein Balls

peanut butter protein balls

Ingredients

Method

1. Mix together all the dry ingredients including the protein powder. Add in the peanut butter (melt it in the microwave for 30 second to make it easier to combine). Optional: roll in coconut.

2. Put the bowl in the fridge for an hour and then form 15 balls from the mixture.

3. Freeze the balls for an hour to firm them up further and serve.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER BALL

Calories: 145    Protein: 6.3g    Fat: 7.6g    Carbs: 22.6g


5. Cacao & Orange Protein Balls

Ingredients

Method

1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender to form a dough.

2. Chill the mixture in a fridge for an hour to firm it up.

3. Form 15 balls with the dough then chill the balls in a freezer for an hour before eating.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER BALL

Calories: 138    Protein: 6g    Fat: 9g     Carbs: 7.7g


6. Pecan Pie Energy Balls

Ingredients

Method

1. First pour boiling water over the sultanas, just covering them – and leave to one side to soak.

2. Mash the bananas and coconut oil and heat in the micro wave for 1-2 minutes.

3. Add both of the oats to the hot banana mix with the cinnamon chopped pecans.

4. Mix the xanthan gum and sweetener to the sultanas and remaining hot water and mix until gloopy.

5. Combine both ingredient bowls together and stir until thick enough to spoon a lump together.

6. Using a table spoon scoop some on the mix and with slightly wet hands roll into a ball.

7. On a plate lay the ground pecans, sprinkle of cinnamon and sweetener.

8. Roll the ball lightly in the mixture on the plate and lay on a baking paper lined tray.

9. Once all the mixture has gone do not cover the tray and place in the fridge to set for 2-3 hours.

10. Once set, store in an air tight container for 3 days in the fridge or for 3 months in the freezer.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER BALL

Calories: 74    Protein: 2g    Fat: 3g     Carbs: 11g


7. Low-Carb Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Ingredients

Method

1. Mix together all the ingredients in a blender.
2. Place in the freezer for an hour. Remove after an hour and form 15 balls from the mixture.
3. Freeze for a further hour until the balls are firm and serve.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER BALL

Calories: 203    Protein: 10.3g    Fat: 16.4g    Carbs: 2.4g

Our articles should be used for informational and educational purposes only and are not intended to be taken as medical advice. If you’re concerned, consult a health professional before taking dietary supplements or introducing any major changes to your diet.

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Jennifer Blow

Jennifer Blow

Editor & Qualified Nutritionist

Jennifer Blow is our UKVRN Registered Associate Nutritionist – the UK’s register of competent and qualified nutrition professionals. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutritional Science and a Master’s of Science by Research in Nutrition, and now specialises in the use of sports supplements for health and fitness, underpinned by evidence-based research.

Jennifer has been quoted or mentioned as a nutritionist in major online publications including Vogue, Elle, and Grazia, for her expertise in nutritional science for exercise and healthy living.

Her experience spans from working with the NHS on dietary intervention trials, to specific scientific research into omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and also the effect of fast foods on health, which she has presented at the annual Nutrition Society Conference. Jennifer is involved in many continuing professional development events to ensure her practise remains at the highest level. Find out more about Jennifer’s experience here.

In her spare time, Jennifer loves hill walking and cycling, and in her posts you’ll see that she loves proving healthy eating doesn’t mean a lifetime of hunger.


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