There’s nothing like these soft, chewy treats to help you recharge your post-workout self-hardening protein balls. With 8 tempting flavors to choose from, you’ll be stocking your fridge with a new batch every week!
My Favorite Protein Ball Recipes
Going to the gym is my beloved hobby, but if I don’t have protein balls to snack on when I get home, I’ll be a little hungry. When I’m preparing lunch or dinner, I need something wholesome to prop me up. Luckily, these no-bake energy bites stay fresh all week in the fridge! I’ll make a batch on Sunday night and work out fuss-free all week.
From snickers to pumpkin spice, every craving flavor will make you feel like you’re in for dessert. In effect, you’re chewing a healthy snack that provides your body with an abundance of essential nutrients. Whether you’re eating a few protein balls for breakfast or enjoying one as a snack after walking the dog, you’re ready to take on anything.
What is a protein sphere?
I’m glad you asked! Each of these recipes will have a unique lineup of ingredients, but you’ll see some protein ball staples across the board. Oatmeal, seed and nut butters are present in nearly every variant. Other common ingredients include dried dates, chopped nuts, and protein powder.
The basic ingredients are combined in a bowl or in a food processor to form a protein ball “dough”. Add mixtures like chocolate chips and dried cranberries to the dough before rolling it into bite-sized balls. Some protein balls can be enjoyed right away, while others must be chilled in the refrigerator until set.
Are these healthy snacks?
Yes – these energy balls are made with good-for-you ingredients and natural sweeteners for added nutritional value. They are rich in protein, fiber, potassium and antioxidants, as well as many additional vitamins and minerals. Although they taste like decadent snacks, they’re a great option for anyone looking to maintain a healthy diet.
If you’re concerned about allergies or a special diet plan, I have some reassuring news. These protein spheres are easy to adjust to your specific needs! This means you can enjoy any of these flavors by simply making the necessary substitutions.
How to store protein spheres
Follow these instructions when storing homemade protein balls. You can keep them in the refrigerator or freezer.
in the refrigerator
Place protein spheres in an airtight container or resealable storage bag. Close the container or remove the air from the storage bag and seal it. Keep your protein food in the refrigerator and enjoy it within 5-7 days.
in the refrigerator
Spread the energy balls on a baking sheet and flash freeze for 1 hour. Once they are frozen solid, transfer them to a freezer-safe storage container and keep frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw them in the refrigerator before you enjoy them.