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7 Easy Protein Balls Recipes | No-Bake Protein & Energy Balls

These protein balls and energy balls can be whipped up in a blender in 30 seconds flat.

Protein balls make delicious, handy snacks to eat on-the-go. Struggle to keep your hands off the office biscuit tin, or that convenient chocolate bar? Roll up some protein balls for a snack that’ll keep you powering on until dinner time.

You’ll also never get sick of the same snack with a few different protein ball combos to try. From indulgent chocolate brownie, to lemon, or peanut butter — there’s one for every occasion.

Here are some recipes that will help you indulge in a treat while reaching your goals!


1. Carrot Cake Protein Balls

Love the cake but not the calories? Opt for a healthier option with that extra protein boost thanks to these carrot cake protein balls. Spiced up with cinnamon and a good crunch from walnuts and almonds, you’ll enjoy every single bite.

Makes: 15

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop Impact Whey Protein – Vanilla flavour
  • 60g walnut halves
  • 115g almonds
  • 150g carrot
  • 100g tahini paste
  • 75g dates (pitted)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon

Method

1. Wash, peel then grate up the carrot.

2. Add all the ingredients to a strong blender and pulse together until they are combined, but not too smooth.

3. The mixture will be easy to mould into 15 individual balls.

4. Refrigerate for at least an hour and serve.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER BALL

Calories: 250    Protein: 9g    Fat: 20g    Carbs: 12g

 


2. Lemon Protein Balls

Looking to add some zing to your snack time? Take a bite of these protein balls to add energy to your day. With added Maca powder for antioxidants and energy, you’ll be ready to take on the toughest of days.

No-Bake Protein Doughnut recipe

Makes: 10

Ingredients

  • 2 scoops Impact Whey Protein – Vanilla flavour
  • 10g Maca Powder
  • 150g Almonds
  • 150g dates
  • 1 lemon

Method

1. Blend the almonds in a strong blender.
2. Add in the dates, maca powder and blend again.
3. Scrape the zest off the lemon and squeeze the juice into the mixture. Blend until the mixture forms a dough. Add a tablespoon of water if necessary.
4. Chill the mixture for an hour and then form 15 balls from it. Freeze for an hour to firm mixture up further and serve.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER BALL

Calories: 154     Protein: 8g    Fat: 8g    Carbs: 16g

 


3. Chocolate Blueberry Protein Balls

Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, so why not stuff them into your protein balls too? Made with sweet and tasty rocky road flavour Impact Whey Protein, you can enjoy the indulgent flavour without giving up on what’s good for you.

chocolate protein balls

Makes: 15

Ingredients

  • 2 scoops Impact Whey Protein – Chocolate flavour
  • 160g Rolled oats
  • 10g Organic Cacao Powder
  • 150g Pecans
  • 75g Dates
  • 170g Blueberries
  • 1 Tablespoon water

Method

1. Blend up the nuts.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the blender and pulse into a dough.

3. Form 15 balls with the dough and freeze for an hour before serving.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER BALL

Calories: 153    Protein: 6g    Fat: 8g     Carbs: 15g

 


4. Peanut Butter & Honey Protein Balls

This is an absolute classic combination for your protein ball repertoire. Peanut butter is packed with protein and healthy fats, making it a great addition to your post-workout snacks. Blended with sweet and sticky honey, this ball is utter perfection.

peanut butter protein balls

Makes: 20

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop Impact Whey Protein – Vanilla flavour
  • 200g Rolled Oats
  • 135g Peanut Butter
  • 50g Almonds
  • 25g Shredded Coconut
  • 170g honey
  • 30g dried apricot

Method

1. Mix together all the dry ingredients including the protein powder. Add in the peanut butter (melt it in the microwave for 30 second to make it easier to combine). Optional: roll in coconut.

2. Put the bowl in the fridge for an hour and then form 15 balls from the mixture.

3. Freeze the balls for an hour to firm them up further and serve.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER BALL

Calories: 208    Protein: 5g    Fat: 6g    Carbs: 38g

 


5. Cacao & Orange Protein Balls

Chocolate and orange is just divine. Mix this with low sugar and plenty of protein and you’ve just created pure heaven. 5 ingredients is all it takes…

Peanut butter protein balls

Makes: 15

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Ingredients

  • 2 Scoops Impact Whey Protein - Orange Crème flavour
  • 100g Cacao Nibs
  • 150g Almonds
  • 125g Rolled Oats
  • 120g soft pitted dates
  • 2 tbsp. water

Method

1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender to form a dough.

2. Chill the mixture in a fridge for an hour to firm it up.

3. Form 15 balls with the dough then chill the balls in a freezer for an hour before eating.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER BALL

Calories: 167  Protein: 7g    Fat: 9g     Carbs: 15g

 


6. Pecan Pie Energy Balls

Although it’s hard for us, we know it’s not always about protein, so here’s a recipe to top up on those all-important healthy carbs for an extra burst of energy. Also, they taste just like the dessert, so you don’t want to miss out on these!

Sweet Potato Protein Balls

Makes: 10

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Ingredients

  • 100g Rolled Oats
  • 1 scoop Instant Oats
  • 1 tbsp. Coconut Oil
  • 7g Xanthan Gum
  • 25g pecan nuts
  • 2 medium bananas (mashed)
  • 15g stevia or granulated sweetener of choice
  • 25g sultanas
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon

Method

1. First pour boiling water over the sultanas, just covering them – and leave to one side to soak.

2. Mash the bananas and coconut oil and heat in the micro wave for 1-2 minutes.

3. Add both of the oats to the hot banana mix with the cinnamon chopped pecans.

4. Mix the xanthan gum and sweetener to the sultanas and remaining hot water and mix until gloopy.

5. Combine both ingredient bowls together and stir until thick enough to spoon a lump together.

6. Using a table spoon scoop some on the mix and with slightly wet hands roll into a ball.

7. On a plate lay the ground pecans, sprinkle of cinnamon and sweetener.

8. Roll the ball lightly in the mixture on the plate and lay on a baking paper lined tray.

9. Once all the mixture has gone do not cover the tray and place in the fridge to set for 2-3 hours.

10. Once set, store in an air tight container for 3 days in the fridge or for 3 months in the freezer.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER BALL

Calories: 132    Protein: 3g    Fat: 5g     Carbs: 22g

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7. Low-Carb Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Looking for a low-carb and high-protein option? Well, you’ve hit the jackpot. This one’s packed with protein from Impact Whey and peanut butter and contains flaxseed powder to bind it all together, so that you can enjoy 10.3g of protein and only 2.4g carbs in each ball.

Protein Chocolate Balls

Makes: 15

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Ingredients

  • 1 Scoop Impact Whey Protein - Vanilla flavour
  • 260g Peanut Butter
  • 200g Flaxseed Powder
  • 80g Almonds
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 30g granulated sweetener (of choice)

Method

1. Mix together all the ingredients in a blender.
2. Place in the freezer for an hour. Remove after an hour and form 15 balls from the mixture.
3. Freeze for a further hour until the balls are firm and serve.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER BALL

Calories: 235    Protein: 9g    Fat: 17g    Carbs: 11g

Our articles should be used for informational and educational purposes only and are not intended to be taken as medical advice. If you're concerned, consult a health professional before taking dietary supplements or introducing any major changes to your diet.

7 Easy Protein Balls Recipes | No-Bake Protein & Energy Balls



Jennifer Blow

Jennifer Blow

Writer and expert

Jennifer Blow has a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science and a Master of Science by Research in Nutrition, and now specialises in the use of sports supplements for health and fitness, underpinned by evidence-based research. Jennifer has been quoted or mentioned as a nutritionist in major online publications including Vogue, Elle, and Grazia, for her expertise in nutritional science for exercise and healthy living. Her experience spans from working with the NHS on dietary intervention trials, to specific scientific research into omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and also the effect of fast foods on health, which she has presented at the annual Nutrition Society Conference. Jennifer is involved in many continuing professional development events to ensure her practise remains at the highest level. Find out more about Jennifer’s experience here: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-blow. In her spare time, Jennifer loves hill walking and cycling, and in her posts you’ll see that she loves proving healthy eating doesn’t mean a lifetime of hunger.


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