Hello, friends! Today I’m sharing my quick, easy chocolate protein balls. They are such a handy snack to have pre prepped and ready to go. Mama In The Midst contains affiliate links. Thank you for clicking around my site! I’m so happy to have you as part of the tribe!
Easy Chocolate Protein Balls
Hey, there!! Ok, friends, if you’ve been here a while, you know I like easy, freezer-friendly, and kid approved recipes. Bonus points for healthy and chocolate! These easy chocolate protein balls check all the boxes, and have become a staple sweet, grab and go treat for our household. Throw them in the freezer, throw them in a lunch box, just, please, don’t throw them at your sister (we can tell you from experience over here that doesn’t go over very well…#momlife).
Not only are these protein balls filled with chocolaty, almond buttery goodness, but they are completely customizable to your taste and dietary needs. If you choose to follow the recipe exactly, they are vegan and gluten, soy, dairy, and peanut free. They are 30 Days to Healthy Living approved, and a really easy snack to satisfy your sweet tooth without having to compromise your nutritional goals.
First, grab a microwave safe bowl. Next, measure out your almond butter (or any nut butter you prefer) and raw honey into the bowl and microwave for about 30-45 seconds (this just allows the ingredients to mix more smoothly and evenly). Next stir in your chia seeds, gluten free oats, and chocolate vegan protein. Mix thoroughly. Last use a cookie scoop to evenly form protein balls.
For the purpose of pretty, eye catching, blog worthy and Instagram-able pictures, I took the time to neatly roll these into balls. But, typically, I have no time for insta worthy food prep, so here’s my time saving hack: scoop up mixture into your cookie scoop, press firmly onto the side of the bowl to pack in, and scoop directly into your container. The balls may not be as pretty, but it cuts the prep time in half, which is golden. Store in air tight containers. May freeze.
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A Note on Ingredients:
Not all ingredients are created equal, so if you are following specific nutritional guidelines or trying to eat cleaner, you will want to pay specific attention to labels as you gather your ingredients. Hidden fillers like added sugar, oils, soy and artificial ingredients can be found in many foods. When choosing a protein powder, I look for low glycemic index, vegan, and no artificial additives. I swear by this protein. Should you use another protein, you may have to tweak the amounts to get your desired consistency.
Almond butters can also be packed with unnecessary sugars and additives, so look be sure to check for pure ingredients. My favorites are here for a clean nutty, crunchy option and here for a smooth pure almond butter. If you are gluten free, be sure to grab gf oats. In addition, many people believe raw honey provides more health benefits than pasteurized honey, but either will work for this recipe.
Easy Chocolate Protein Balls
- Microwave safe mixing Bowl
- Cookie Scoop
- Air Tight Container
- 1 1/4 Cups Almond Butter
- 1/3 Cup Raw Honey
- 4 Scoops Chocolate vegan protein
- 1 Cup Gluten Free Oats
- 1/2 Cup Chia Seeds
- Measure out your almond butter and raw honey into the bowl and microwave for about 30-45 seconds (this just allows the ingredients to mix more smoothly and evenly).
- Next stir in your chia seeds, gluten free oats, and vegan protein. Mix thoroughly.
- Use a cookie scoop to evenly form protein balls. (Check out my time saving hack above)
- Store in air tight containers.
- May freeze.
And that’s it! Super simple. Hope you love them as much as we do! What’s one of your favorite go to healthy snacks?
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This is exactly what I’ve been looking for! Can’t wait to make this healthy snack. Thanks for the recipe and shopping links. -Cassie http://www.thedarkplum.com
Oh, yay! So glad!! They are so yummy, and are great to curb that sweet tooth! Have a great day!
Carissa Nelson says
Yum!! Definitely trying this! Lol, I am so making them th “get it done” way but o appreciate the gorgeous pictures!
Get it done way!! Yess!! Same! Insta worthy images are not the norm around here!! And thank you!! I am always so amazed at how beautifully food photographs!