Nutrition

These 3 Protein Ball Recipes Prove The Perfect Snack Really Does Exist!

Introducing our newest no-bake, cake-inspired collection of protein ball recipes! These recipes are a combination of gluten-free, refined sugar-free and vegan treats – and they’re incredibly simple to make. They’re the perfect healthy treat to have on hand when the dessert cravings strike! And they’re also insanely yummy as a pre or post-workout snack, for an instant energy hit. Onto the recipes!

Reviewed by: Amanda Turbill, APD, M.Nutr&Diet, B.Edu

Choc Cookie Protein Bites 

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12WBT Choc Cookie Protein Bites

  •  4 Serves
  •  10 min prep time
  •  180 Cal / serve

Ingredients

  • 20g Skim Milk Powder, or whey protein powder
  • 25g Coconut Flour
  • 25g Quick Oats
  • 30g Maple Syrup
  • 50g Peanut Butter, No Added Sugar Or Salt
  • 20g Cocoa Powder

Method

  1. Carefully measure all the ingredients.
  2. Combine the ingredients with your hands, like playdough! If the mix feels a little dry, add a little skim milk 1tsp at a time.
  3. Separate into four equal parts.
  4. Shape into 4 ‘bars’, or roll into balls.
  5. Store in the refrigerator.

Choc Brownie Bliss Balls

 

  •  16 Serves
  •  20 min prep time
  •  159 Cal / serve
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12WBT Choc Brownie Bliss Balls

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Walnuts (250g)
  • 1/2 Cup Desiccated Coconut (45g)
  • 1 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder (10g)
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey (29g)
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil (25g)
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence (5g)
  • 1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries (85g), or other dried fruit

Method

  1. Place all the ingredients into a food processor.
  2. Blitz and/or pulse until the ingredients are well combined.
  3. Take a spoonful of the mixture and roll into a ball. If your balls don’t roll, take your time forming them into balls gently. They will set better once chilled.
  4. Dust with cocoa and keep in the refrigerator.

Lemony Bliss Balls

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12WBT Lemony Bliss Balls

  •  12 Serves
  •  10 min prep time
  •  67 Cal / serve

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Roasted Unsalted Cashews (65g)
  • 1/2 Cup Desiccated Coconut (45g), plus extra for rolling
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey (40g)
  • 1 Fresh Lemon (60g), remove zest and juice half

Method

  1. Take your lemon and remove the zest with a fine grater. Squeeze the juice from half the lemon.
  2. Place all ingredients into a food processor. Blitz until all ingredients are finely chopped and the mixture comes together. If the mixture is a little dry, add a small amount of water (or extra lemon juice) and blitz again.
  3. Take a spoonful of the mixture and roll into a ball.
  4. Roll the ball into some additional desiccated coconut and keep in the refrigerator.
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Isabella is the most recent addition to our 12WBT Support Crew, joining the team as our self-confessed writing and publishing nerd. There's nothing she won't learn and write about, in the hopes of educating, inspiring and challenging our member's mindset and their expectations. Isabella is an avid runner and has been playing team sports since the age of 4 (!) and has been cooking and loving food since the age of 14 when she switched to a vegetarian diet (now vegan). So if you're in the market for a showstopping scrambled tofu recipe, hit her up.

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