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We all love to snack - and that includes me! So it is with great pleasure I am able to bring you this recipe for my No Bake Protein Energy Balls.
Can you imagine freely snacking and not having to feel guilty? It's totally possible. I promise! Here is how...
Get this recipe, gather the ingredients, and make these delightful little bites. Seriously, it's that easy!
Okay, you're probably thinking "Julia, you have lost mind." But I haven't. I can confidently say this because each and every day I eat without guilt, enjoying these snacks whenever I feel like it. I do this by having complete faith that each and everything I put into my body is full of high-quality nutrients, healthy, and in keeping with my values for eating a plant based diet. And these power packed protein balls do all of that and more.
Why is this recipe so amazing? Well, let's take a look.
To make these no bake energy protein balls you will need 8 ingredients, 25 minutes, and an appetite for some seriously great snacks.
The base of these protein balls consists of coconut milk and chia seeds. While all of the ingredients listed in this recipe are packed full of natural goodness, these two are the real show stoppers. These offer Omega-3 (more than an average serve of salmon), fiber, protein, calcium, iron, vitamin C, and vitamin B (just to name the top few).
We then add in banana, almonds, maple syrup, cinnamon, and oats. These add a good source of protein, magnesium, vitamin E, and potassium. They also add good flavor and some natural sugars to help with that sweet tooth craving.
Wow! All that goodness from a handful of natural ingredients.
No bake protein energy balls are the perfect snack because:
- They are a high source of protein - 13g per serving!
- Packed with high-quality nutrients to keep you going.
- Easy to make.
- Convenient and compact.
- The perfect pick me up.
One thing I really like about this recipe is that I can make a large batch and store them for later. This saves so much time and makes life that little bit easier. So set one day aside a month, whip up a storm in the kitchen, separate your finished protein balls into storage containers or bags (in your desired serving size), and pop them in the freezer. You can also store some in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 48 hours.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed making them! And remember, you can switch up the fruit and custom make your own. If you do, please let me know! I'm always excited to see what other great minds come up with.
Liked this recipe? You may also like my "Granola with Almonds, Walnuts, Cranberries, and Goji Berries" recipe. It's another quick, easy, and highly nutritious snack.
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 224||From Fat 92|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 10g||15.8%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||17.6%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 24g||8.1%|
|Dietry Fiber 6g||22.6%|
|Vitamin A 21.64IU||0.4%|
|Vitamin B-12 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin B-6 0.16mg||7.8%|
|Vitamin C 2.77mg||4.6%|
|Vitamin D 0IU||0%|
|Vitamin E 2.34mg||7.8%|
|Vitamin K1 0.28µg||0.4%|
|Pantothenic acid 0.43mg||4.3%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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