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- 4 Tablespoons almond butter
- 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 Tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut
- 2 Tablespoons cocoa nibs
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 2 Tablespoons melted coconut oil
- 1/4 Teaspoon cinnamon
Blend the ingredients in a bowl until the protein powder is combined. It will go quite "wet" because of coconut oil. (If the mixture is too dry, add a few drops of wate.)
Using a tablespoon, scoop and form into "balls" and place on waxed paper on a tray. Stick in the fridge for an hour and half, or in the freezer for 20 minutes.
Feel free to change up the nut butter, change the chia for flax, or add some of your favorite-boosters like maca.
Calories Per Serving74
Folate equivalent (total)12µg3%
12 No-Bake Energy Bites Recipes
Snack-o-holics, rejoice! Petite and portable, these all-natural energy bites are the perfect fuel for on-the-go munching. Store-bought granola bars can take a toll on your grocery budget and may contain unpronounceable preservatives. So why not make your own homemade nutty noshes? Next time you need an afternoon pick-me-up or a post-workout nibble, try one of these 12 no-bake energy bites recipes.
1. Peanut butter protein balls
I'll start with my own protein balls creation. In fact, these were my first energy bites which got a raving review from my hubby. He says that they taste a bit like his beloved “Snickers”. These treats offer probably the yummiest way to increase your flax seeds consumption. You can pop them in your mouth right from the freezer.
2. Carrot Cake Protein Balls
Love the cake but not the calories? Opt for a healthier option with that extra protein boost thanks to these carrot cake protein balls. Spiced up with cinnamon and a good crunch from walnuts and almonds, you’ll enjoy every single bite.
Get the recipe
- 1 scoop Impact Whey Protein - Vanilla flavour
- 60g walnut halves
- 115g almonds
- 150g carrot
- 100g tahini paste
- 75g dates (pitted)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
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: 250 Protein: 9g Fat: 20g Carbs: 12g
Chocolate and sea salt is an amazing taste combination. Bianca Scartabello‘s Chocolate Sea Salt Energy Bites are packed with dates, walnuts, cacao and chia seeds and will give you the energy boost you need with the incredible chocolatey taste you want.
Great balls of fire! Getting that energy boost in a yummy snack ball is so much better than downing some “energy” drink filled with caffeine. These tasty snack balls will fuel you up and give you the energy to get through your day.
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33 Energy Bites for On-the-Go Snacking
Whether it’s first thing in the morning or midafternoon, we all need an energy boost at some point during the day. Coffee is one solution a sugary energy drink, another. But when you need something with more sustenance, we recommend reaching for energy bites.
These balls are loaded with nutrients to keep you focused and going strong no matter what life throws at you. Even better, they’re simple to make: Most require combining a few ingredients in a food processor, then rolling right up. Just stash them in the fridge and take a few with you for when your tank nears “empty.”
1. Cranberry Orange Energy Bites
Cranberry and orange are like peanut butter and chocolate—wonderful alone and even better together. Add some protein powder and almonds for staying power, plus dates to bind everything, and you’ve got a healthy, portable treat that’s super tasty.
2. No-Bake Apricot Energy Bites
These sugar-free bites combine dried apricots, almonds, walnuts, raisins, and flaxseeds to form a perfectly sweet and crunchy treat. Blend the ingredients together in a food processor and roll in coconut, and you’re in heaven. Plus they’re vegan, Paleo, and gluten- and dairy-free, so pretty much everyone can enjoy them.
3. Blueberry Muffin Energy Balls
When you want healthy muffins without the hassle of baking, make these! The tasty duo of lemon and blueberry unites with a base of cashews, almonds, and dates that adds a sweet, buttery flavor. Throw in a little vanilla extract, and you have the taste of muffins in about 10 minutes.
4. Strawberry Shortcake Energy Bites
Who said dessert can’t be healthy? These no-bake bites are perfect for when you’re craving something fruity and delicious. Strawberries sweeten the recipe just enough so that you don’t need added sugar, and the vanilla extract gives it an extra kick. The recipe calls for freeze-dried strawberries, but you can easily substitute the real ones instead—just be sure to refrigerate the bites to keep them fresh.
5. Orange Zest Bliss Balls
Raw, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free, these energy balls are as pretty as they are tasty. Unless you have the herb Damiana on hand (we’d never heard of it), feel free to leave it out—the bites may have less libido-enhancing effects, but they’re just as delicious without it. Orange zest and cinnamon add some zing to the typical bite recipe. Roll in shredded coconut for a sweet coating that also makes them look fancy.
6. Lemon Vanilla Energy Balls
This recipe is for all the lemon lovers out there. The tasty combination of vanilla and lemon strikes a balance between sweet and tart, and the nuts and protein powder will keep you full and energized. If you wish, add maca powder, which may further boost your energy (though it’s definitely not vital to the recipe).
7. Apple Almond Energy Bites
Only 10 minutes to make, this recipe is super simple and includes a sprinkle of hemp hearts for a boost of protein. And who can resist the combo of apple and nut butter? Process everything together, roll into balls, and let them set in the fridge—if you can wait that long.
8. Vanilla Plum Energy Bites
The word “prune” probably triggers thoughts of your grandmother and fart jokes. But grandma was on to something: Dried plums help increase satiety, which in turn may help control diabetes and heart disease. Plus these bites are truly delicious and naturally sweetened.
9. Lemon Poppy Seed Energy Bites
For a healthier alternative to the tasty muffin, try these easy-to-make bites. Combine your favorite protein powder (ideally vanilla-flavored) with oats, poppy seeds, and lemon zest. Water and lemon juice bind it all together and add an extra kick of flavor. They’re just as delicious as the muffins, without all the crumbly mess.
10. Homemade Aussie Bites
With quinoa and sunflower, flaxseeds, and chia seeds, this recipe may read like bird food. However, when you add the oats, maple syrup, and fruit, you’ve got something far tastier and heartier. This one requires a little cooking (making quinoa and baking the bites), but it’s certainly not time-consuming.
11. Chocolate Goji Berry Protein Bliss Balls
Sure, we all love acai berries, but goji berries pack a ton of antioxidants too. This recipe marries them with other super-healthy ingredients, including chia and pumpkin seeds for some healthy fats, and dates and raw cacao to sweeten things up.
12. Pumpkin Cinnamon Raisin Balls
Zero oil and butter make these bites a healthier version of the beloved sweet bread. Raisins, walnuts, and pumpkin puree combine to create a gooey, delicious base. Coconut flour replaces traditional white flour, making these tasty bites gluten-free.
- You can replace the almond butter with peanut butter, cashew butter, sunflower seed butter or tahini.
- You can replace the dates with raisins, prunes or dried apricots.
- You can omit the cocoa powder or replace with matcha powder (but make sure to use much less matcha as it's much stronger!).
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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.
Raw Power Protein Balls (Vegan, Gluten-Free)
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Servings: 5
1 cup raw granola
1/3 cup sugar free maple syrup
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/3 cup goji berries
1 cup coconut peanut butter spread
1 scoop protein powder
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Place mixture in the fridge for 20 minutes.
- Take out and make small balls.
- Keep refrigerated.
Per Serving: Calories: 388 Total Fat: 21g Saturated Fat: 5g Monounsaturated Fat: 10g Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 14mg Sodium: 192mg Potassium: 354mg Carbohydrate: 36g Fiber: 12g Sugar: 10g Protein: 18g
No Bake Almond Butter Paleo Brownie Bites (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Protein-Rich, Refined Sugar-Free)
Tahini Energy Balls (sugar free + paleo + raw option)
Who doesn’t love an easy snack that’s great on the go?
These balls can be made in about 15 minutes or so and will stay fresh in the fridge for at least a week (if they last that long!). They are tasty, satisfying and with approximately 4 – 5 grams of protein (per ball!) give you that extra burst of energy and satisfaction you need during your day.
- Are a great source of fiber, minerals, vitamin E & antioxidants
- Have zero cholesterol
- Are low in sugar and in calories
- Are fun to share!
In our busy lives, it’s important to have easy and healthy snacks at the ready that we can grab, whether we’re at home or out running errands, at work, etc. Having something prepared in advance and ready to eat can make all the difference in sticking to healthy choices and not being tempted by all the junk that’s around when we’re out and about.
This is a basic recipe but you can experiment with endless combinations, from different nut butters, to changing up the nuts and fruit, from more sweet to less sweet so that you never get tired of them and can always have a snack ready in your fridge. They can be adjusted to your tastes, dietary needs and what you already have in your pantry. You can even make a bigger batch and freeze some for later, pulling out smaller batches as needed. So let’s get to it!
Tip: I typically leave the sweeteners out of the batch and then, when ready to eat, I sometimes drizzle a little coconut blossom over the balls if I’m looking for something sweet when snack time rolls around.
Sarah, Vegan Chickpea
A quick and easy snack to make with 4 - 5 grams of protein per ball! Great on the go. Vegan, gluten free, sugar free & paleo