Snacking doesn’t have to be a dirty word, and protein balls are beautiful little bitesize snacks that are not only filling and delicious but also want to ramp up the calories.
So here are 17 of the best to inspire you. Let me know what you think in the comments below!
When looking to grab a snack, it is easy to reach for a bag of chips or another unhealthy option with no nutritional value. But if you are looking for a tasty snack that is nutritious and filling, you don’t need to look any further than protein balls!
Protein balls are the perfect snack, and are typically moderately low in calories, full of whole and nutritious ingredients, and very filling due to the higher amount of protein. Best of all, they are so tasty they will make you feel like you are eating a dessert when you are really getting a protein-filled snack to keep you feeling full throughout the day.
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Another advantage of protein balls is they are so easy to make! All you need to do is mix the ingredients together, form them into balls, and refrigerate and they are ready to be enjoyed.
Here are seventeen mouthwatering protein ball recipes that are the perfect snack or dessert for anyone looking to satisfy their sweet tooth in a healthy way.
Pumpkin Spice Protein Balls
For anyone who loves pumpkin spice (like with our pumpkin spice rice pudding recipe), this is the perfect protein ball recipe. Made of pumpkin puree and pumpkin with almonds and walnuts for crunch, and maple syrup and chocolate chips for sweetness, this is an irresistible fall treat.
Vanilla protein powder goes perfectly with this recipe, combining with the pumpkin flavor to make a protein ball you can’t turn down.
Peanut Butter Protein Balls
These peanut butter balls are perfect for a sweet and protein packed snack. They can be made with either whey or plant based protein powder, and are a sweet treat for peanut butter lovers.
The oatmeal and flaxseed provide the base, with peanut butter and protein powder giving flavor and protein that make these protein balls a must try.
Matcha Keto Low Carb Protein Balls
Both ketogenic diets and matcha powder have grown in popularity for their health benefits, and this recipe combines the two into a delicious protein ball recipe.
Almond butter and coconut provide sweetness, along with a beautiful green color from the matcha which makes these protein balls unique and an exciting take on protein balls.
Homemade Coconut Protein Balls
If you are a coconut lover, you have to try these protein balls!
Made with coconut, dates, almonds, and cacao powder, this recipe gives about 5 grams of protein per ball and is a must try for anyone who enjoys coconut.
Keto Cinnamon Roll Protein Balls
These cinnamon roll protein balls are perfect for anyone who wants the flavor of a cinnamon roll, without all the unhealthy carbs and with the added bonus of protein!
Made with cinnamon, coconut, and macadamia nuts these protein balls are the perfect snack for satisfying a sweet tooth.
Vanilla Cake Batter Protein Balls
These protein balls are a fun and unique take which uses fun ingredients like rainbow sprinkles and vanilla frosting, with protein powder adding protein content to help keep you feeling full.
If you want a treat which is fun and can kill your cravings while adding some protein, this is for you.
Mango Coconut Energy Balls
If you are in the mood for a tropical treat, these balls use mango, coconut, and dates to give a tropical flavor which is a nice sweet treat.
These energy balls add turmeric to give them a unique yellow color, and are a creative and fruity mix up on a traditional protein ball.
F45 Protein Balls
Who doesn’t love chocolate and coconut? This recipe combines coconut and cacao which go together perfectly.
With almonds and protein powder added to give the balls a good amount of protein per ball, these balls are low in calories and high in protein for a perfect snack.
Turmeric Goji Bites
Peanut butter and chocolate is one of the most tasty combinations out there, and this recipe combines the two into a protein filled snack which tastes like dessert.
Cacao nibs and peanut butter give the recipe the chocolate peanut butter flavor, with oat flour and and almond flour providing a healthy base for the recipe.
Plant Protein Energy Balls
For those who consume a plant based diet, these balls use plant based protein powder and oat milk to make the perfect plant based protein balls.
With honey and peanut butter added for sweetness, these are a decadent snack guaranteed to please anyone on a plant based diet.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls
This last recipe is an amazing dessert in the form of a protein ball, with cacao and peanut butter giving a taste which makes it hard to just eat one.
With this recipe as easy as forming the ingredients into balls and placing them in the fridge, these are too easy and delicious not to try.