No Bake Protein Energy Balls2014-07-06
- Servings : 14
- Prep Time : 5m
- Cook Time : 0m
- Ready In : 1:5 h
If you love no-bake healthy snacks then you will love these power balls! They are literally bursting with goodness (lots of protein & soluble fibre) and taste incredible!
I made a version with protein powder (use NIC15 for 15% off!) in the video above, along with regular peanut butter, but have also included a recipe without protein powder below too (scroll down for it!) – I actually used nuts ‘n more peanut butter in that version .. you can check out my full review of that [here] but you can use any type of nut butter (NB nuts ‘n more isn’t vegan!).
I have to say a huge thank you to MacroMitch for inspiring this recipe.. it was great meeting you Mitch at BodyPower!!
- 60g protein powder*
- 80g jumbo oats**
- 1 ripe banana**
- 20g nut butter***
- 30g raisins/cranberries/sultanas
**As Sativa is quite a ‘dry’ protein powder I used a large ripe banana.. for other protein powders use a small ripe banana – you can always add more banana, nut butter or even milk if the mixture seems dry after mixing (or add more protein powder/oats if the mixture seems too sticky or wet!).
***For a lighter alternative to the nut butter use 2 tbsp powdered peanut butter mixed with 1 tbsp water/milk.
Peel & mash the banana before adding the peanut butter (I found that if you heat these two in a pan first it makes adding the other ingredients a lot easier!).
Add the oats and protein powder and mix well, then stir in your dried fruit.
Use your hands to shape the mixture into a big dough ball (check out the video for what I mean!) before breaking off pieces the size of a small golf ball and rolling it into a ball shape.
Place the protein balls on a plate lined with baking paper and repeat until all of the mixture has gone (I challenge you not to have a nibble!!).. I made 14.
Place in the fridge for an hour before enjoying or store in an air tight container in the fridge :)
… And here’s the recipe without using protein powder!
Ingredients: 1/4 cup (75g nut butter e.g. nuts ‘n more), 1 large ripe banana, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 cup (90g oats), 1 tsp cinnamon & 1/2 cup (75g) chopped nuts.
Method: 1) Combine the nut butter, banana & vanilla in a pan and heat before removing and adding the oats, cinnamon & nuts 2) Mix well & roll the mixture into balls 3) Freeze fore 30 minutes 4) Enjoy/store in the fridge!
Makes 16 balls: 83 Kcal, 3g protein, 5g fat & 7g carbs each.
P.S If you liked this recipe then you may like my other peanut butter recipes too!!
Above: Protein powder free power balls.. some rolled in desiccated coconut!
*Sativa provided me with the protein to use in this recipe. I do not promote products mentioned over others. This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read my disclaimer page for more information as well as for my view point on using protein powders.
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