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Chocolate protein balls recipe

Chocolate protein balls recipe

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This refined sugar free protein balls is great as a snack after a work out! Easy to make ahead and store in the fridge until needed.

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IngredientsMakes: 30 protein balls

  • 250g raw almonds
  • 12 medjool dates, stoned and chopped
  • 60g protein powder, of your choice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons Natvia® sweetener
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons water
  • 50g desiccated or flaked coconut

MethodPrep:25min ›Ready in:25min

  1. Blend the almonds in food processor until finely ground then add the dates, protein powder, cacao, cinnamon, sweetener, vanilla extract and just half of the water initially and mix until it starts to come together. Add the rest of the water if the mixture is too dry.
  2. Using a tablespoon, scoop out the mixture and shape into small balls with your hands, packing the mixture together firmly.
  3. Roll in the coconut and place in the fridge to set. Once set, remove from the fridge and enjoy.

Storing

These protein balls can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.

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Protein balls make delicious, handy snacks to eat on-the-go. Struggle to keep your hands off the office biscuit tin, or that convenient chocolate bar? Roll up some protein balls for a snack that’ll keep you powering on until dinner time.

You’ll also never get sick of the same snack with a few different protein ball combos to try. From indulgent chocolate brownie, to lemon, or peanut butter — there’s one for every occasion.

Here are some recipes that will help you indulge in a treat while reaching your goals!


Chocolate Mint Protein Balls

Ingredients:

2 scoops Chocolate IsaPro® ( buy here )
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup almond butter
1/3 cup puffed brown rice cereal
1/4 cup agave nectar
2 to 3 tbsp hot water
14 Dark Chocolate with Mint flavor IsaDelight® chocolates

Instructions:

1. Line a sheet pan with wax paper. In a mixing bowl, place IsaPro, oats, almond butter, cereal, agave, and water. Stir until well combined.

2. Scoop rounded tablespoonfuls of the mixture, and roll into balls, placing them on the prepared sheet pan as you go.

3. Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Cook for 1 minute, and stir. If not completely melted, cook in 15-second intervals until completely melted.

4. Dip each ball, one by one, into the chocolate to coat. If the melted chocolate thickens, place it back into the microwave, and heat it for a few seconds.

5. Refrigerate uncovered until the chocolate coating hardens for about 15 minutes. Cover, and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours before serving.

Tip: If you are making pops, place protein balls on sticks prior to coating to make it easier.


Store energy balls in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. If freezing energy balls, store in a freezer safe bag in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Wanna know a little secret?

This recipe is basically the exact same as one of the most popular energy bites on my site &ndash my No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Balls. The only thing that&rsquos different is I added cacao powder and swapped almond butter for peanut butter and they&rsquore flippin delicious!

All in all you&rsquore going to love them because you already love the other ones. So stick these Chocolate Brownie Energy Balls in your back pocket when you need a protein fix.


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  • 1/2 cup chocolate protein powder chocolate or vanilla plant based pea protein
  • 1 cup cashew butter or other tree-nut butter, or seed butter, no stir
  • 2 tablespoons erithrytol or powdered stevia, or monk fruit, or honey (optional)
  • 1/4 cup flax meal
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (or Cacao powder for more chocolate flavor)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips dairy free, sugar free, Lily's brand (optional)
  • 24 toothpicks
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate dairy free, sugar free, Lily's brand
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (optional)
  • 24 truffle liners (optional)
  • 24 colorful foil wrappers (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate protein powder chocolate or vanilla plant based pea protein
  • 1 cup cashew butter or other tree-nut butter, or seed butter, no stir
  • 2 tablespoons erithrytol or powdered stevia, or monk fruit, or honey (optional)
  • 1/4 cup flax meal
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (or Cacao powder for more chocolate flavor)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips dairy free, sugar free, Lily's brand (optional)
  • 24 toothpicks
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate dairy free, sugar free, Lily's brand
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (optional)
  • 24 truffle liners (optional)
  • 24 colorful foil wrappers (optional)

Be sure to use a firm “no-stir” brand of cashew butter (or other nut butter - see video below) or seed butter. Keeping the balls small will make them easier to work with.

Chocolate Omni Protein Powder
Chocolate vegan protein that’s sugar-free, gluten-free, and offers 22 grams of protein for only 130 calories!

Check out these variations, plus Brain Warrior tips.

Protein Balls

Protein balls are little bites of peanut buttery goodness that will keep you going until mealtime. Also known as protein bites or energy balls, the combination of nut butter, oats, and flax or protein powder makes for a high-energy, tasty snack. Their flavor and texture will remind you of a chewy peanut butter cookie, but without any refined sugar, flour, or butter.

You won't need any special equipment to make these energy bites. Just a bowl and a wooden spoon or spatula—no food processor required. If you'd like to include protein powder, swap it out for the ground flax and chia seeds. Plain, vanilla, or chocolate protein powder work nicely.

Protein balls are super easy to customize using your favorite ingredients. Swap out the peanut butter for almond butter, mix in flaked coconut, toss in some chocolate chips or dried fruit, and more. Both vegetarian and gluten-free (as long as you use certified gluten-free oats), take them on the go for a pick-me-up, especially before a workout.


Glazed Chocolate Protein Donuts Holes

"Make food fun again" with this super low-calorie donut hole recipe! Seriously, only 26 calorie per donut!

Keywords: Cookies & Cream Protein Cookie Butter Powder

Ingredients

Instructions

Ingredients

Glaze

Instructions

  1. Add all your dry ingredients into your food processor and pulse a few times to combine the dry ingredients to avoid clumping.
  2. Add your greek yogurt to the food processor with the dry ingredients and pulse till all is combined into a big dough ball. Add dough to the fridge for 15-20 minutes to cool or until no longer wet to the touch.
  3. Now flour your surface and add your now cooled dough to it. Add a little bit more flour to the top of the dough and roll it out to about ½in thick. Take your biscuit cutters and use the one that is about 2in in diameter to cut out your circles that will be your donut holes.
  4. Repeat this process with the rest of your dough, rolling it out and cutting out the circles until all your dough is used for the donut holes.
  5. Now roll each circle in your hand into a ball.
  6. Spray the tray of your air fryer with non-stick cooking spray and then add half your batch to the air fryer. Spray the tops with non-stick cooking spray and then air fry on 350 Degrees F for 5 Minutes.
  7. While those are cooking, whip up a quick glaze by adding your powdered sugar into a bowl along with your 20ml of almond milk. Be careful to not add more than what I said! The tiniest bit extra can make it very watery.
  8. Once donut holes have cooled for about 10 minutes, toss the donuts in your glaze and then let sit on a wire rack to let the icing set. You’ll only end up getting about half the icing on the donuts because the other half will drip off.
  9. Then it’s time to enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Recipe: 45 Donut Holes

Amount Per Serving
Calories 26
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.2g 0%
Carbs 4g 1%
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:


No Bake Energy Ball Ingredients

While the flavor combinations are endless, today is a chocolate chip kind of day. It’s like a healthier chocolate chip cookie, but rolled into an energy ball. Here’s what you’ll need.

  • Old Fashioned Rolled Oats: Rolled oats are going to be the best for texture (and I’m making sure to use gluten-free rolled oats here).
  • Shredded Coconut: You can toast your shredded coconut or leave it raw.
  • Almond Butter: Creamy almond butter is my go-to. But you can also use peanut butter, cashew butter, or any other nut butter.
  • Flaxseed: This will give your energy balls a healthy dose of Omega-3s, protein, and fiber!
  • Chocolate Chips: I always love to use Pascha Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips. But, feel free to use whichever ones you like.
  • Honey: This is a great choice to help bind the dough together, while adding a hint of natural sweetness.
  • Vanilla Extract: Helps to enhance the rest of the delicious flavors.
  • Salt: A pinch of this to balance out the sweetness.

Find the printable recipe with measurements below


Freezer Friendly Protein Balls

I think one of the best things about these yummy protein balls is that they’re freezer friendly. As a busy mom, I need snacks that are quick! I know a lot of people feel the same way. That’s why it’s just so easy to grab that bag of chips or premade toaster pastry. With these protein balls, you can still have a no hassle snack without feeling guilty!

Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls

I love how I can confidently grab these protein balls out of my freezer when I am feeling snacky. It’s so important for me to have healthy, easy snacks. You will love it too when you have a bag of them in your freezer! Just make a big batch and you’ll have healthy meal prepped snacks for a few weeks! Gotta love that!


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