Easy, no bake protein snack balls – a recipe

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Looking for a delicious, energy boosting pick me up? Look no further. These snack balls are so good and easy to make, and especially if you’re into fitness, will make your Fitness Pal happy.

A few years ago I was really into my fitness regime; but I had more time and disposable income on my hands, those were the days. I blogged quite a few recipes for fitness friendly food (high protein, low carbs, no taste in some cases). I paused it all for a while, I had a baby, I got older…

Protein balls snacks and a coffee cup

But now in my 50s, I am trying to be back into what to me is a healthier regime, including food, regular exercise, less alchool and so forth. I came across an influencer on Instagram recently who posts a lot of recipes, and decided to give one a go (pistachio “ice cream”). It was pretty vile, so forget the influencer (unfollow!) and let’s make my own.

Below two very easy to make recipes to keep you snacking and healthy (as long as you do not suffer from a nut allergy, that is).

PB + Oats balls

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup pistachios, crushed coarsely
  • 1 dose vanilla protein powder (I use Innermost Lean)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 30g peanut butter (I use palm oil free smooth)
  • 1 tbsp almond milk
  • 30g agave syrup

Blitz the oats, vanilla in a powerful blender (I use Nutribullet), then add the rest of the ingredients except the almond milk. Pour into a bowl and finish blending by hand adding the almond milk, finally rolling into balls the size of a golf ball. Add a touch more milk if needed but careful not to add too much or it will get too wet. Roll into the crushed pistachios and store in an airtight container, in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Yields 8 balls approx. Per serving: 129 calories, 5.5g fat, 14.4 carbs, 6.7g protein
Protein snack balls

Cashew + Oats balls

  • 1 cup cashew nut, softened in water (drain the water and rinse)
  • 1 dose vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 30g runny honey
  • 1/4 popped amaranth
  • Extra coconut flakes
  • 1 tbsp almond oil
Protein snack balls rolled in coconut flakes

Soften the cashew nuts in water for 30m to an hour; drain and discard the water. Blitz in a powerful blender (like a Nutribullet) for 30 seconds with the oats and the vanilla protein powder. Move to a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients except the coconut. Shape into golf ball size balls and roll into the coconut flakes. Add a little more almond milk if necessary. Store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Protein snack balls

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