Balanced, Healthy Snack: Peanut Butter Protein Energy Bliss Balls Recipe
Are you looking for a healthy, balanced snack recipe to help you power through your day? Consider a balanced healthy snack idea with my no bake peanut butter protein energy balls with dates recipe. This recipe can be meal prepped in advance for an afternoon energy pick-me snack, or even in the morning before your daily workout. My easy, healthy peanut butter protein balls made with oats make the perfect on-the-go snack too. These vegan bliss balls are full of protein too.
This energy bliss balls recipe with peanut butter can be made in only 10 minutes. Delicious and balanced snack idea with plenty of plant-based protein and healthy fats to sustain you until your next meal. A healthy, balanced snack has three main components that I streamlined to create a power snack plate that will sustain you for hours. . A healthy carbohydrate source, good healthy fats, and high in protein. This peanut butter ball recipe is made with protein powder that has superfoods right in the mix. I love Orgain Superfood Protein + Superfoods Powder for this recipe, but feel free to test out your own favorite brand too.
Are protein balls good for you?
Yes, protein balls are a great way to sneak in some extra protein into your day. They are a wonderful healthy, balanced snack recipe if you use balanced ingredients to ensure you combat your hunger levels. The balanced ingredients for a healthy snack include a healthy carbohydrate, a healthy fat, and a lean protein source. This recipe is the perfect peanut butter protein balls recipe for the perfect afternoon pick me up to curb any hunger cues before your next meal.
What kind of ingredients do I need?
You will need oats, peanut butter, dates, almonds, maple syrup, protein powder, vanilla extract, and cacao powder.
How to make No Bake Energy Bites
It’s as easy as mixing up your ingredients, rolling into balls, and eating.
Peanut Butter Protein Energy Bliss Balls Recipe (No Bake, Vegan, & Healthy)
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 14 Medjool dates, pitted
- 1 1/2 cup raw or roasted almonds
- One teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 4 tablespoons of peanut butter (can use seed butter).
- 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
- 1 cup Orgain Superfood Protein + Superfoods Powder, Vanilla Bean
- 1-2 tbsp water, if needed
- Pinch of sea salt
1. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
2. Place all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until a dough begins to form.
3. Using your hands, roll tablespoonfuls of the mixture into snack-sized balls.
4. Return them to the prepared tray and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Enjoy.
Can you freeze energy bites?
Yes! You can freeze energy bites for up to six months.
How long will energy bites last?
Energy bites can last up to four weeks in the fridge and six months in the freezer.
How many calories are in a single energy bite?
One energy bite contains about 94 calories.
Meal Prep Tip
When it comes to simple meal planning, these energy balls are perfect because when made in advance, you have an easy snack to tide you over to your next meal. Peanut butter protein balls made with oats are made with good for you, simple whole ingredients.
Is there a good nut butter substitute for peanut butter?
You can use sunflower seed butter in this recipe if you have a nut allergy. I like the brand Sunbutter.
Why aren’t my protein balls sticking together?
You might find your energy balls are too crumbly and not sticking together. This can easily be fixed by adding in a bit more peanut butter to smooth out the batter. You can also use one or two tablespoons of water if you prefer.
What kind of protein powder should I use?
I recommend a vanilla flavored protein powder optimally with some extra superfoods added to the protein blend. I prefer a vegan protein powder because I have a dairy allergy, so I can’t tolerate whey protein. However, if dairy is not a problem, use it as your protein powder in this peanut butter oat protein balls recipe.
How many energy balls does this make?
This easy peanut butter protein balls recipe makes 24 energy balls.
ENJOY THIS HEALTHY PROTEIN BALLS RECIPE?
I hope you try out these easy, delicious and healthy peanut butter protein balls. Let me know in the comment section below. I would also love to hear what you think, or take a photo and tag me @Eat_Your_Nutrition on Instagram. I love seeing your photos. #EatYourNutrition #LauraVillanueva