Finding a healthy snack that is loaded with nutrients and keeps you satisfied can be difficult when on the go. That’s why these 8 ingredient protein balls are an easy way to prepare a delicious grab-and-go snack that’s packed with protein, healthy fats and fibre! We use rolled-oats in our protein balls instead of quick oats because they are less processed meaning that they retain more of their fibre so they keep you feeling fuller for longer. This no-bake recipe takes less than 10 minutes to whip up and our tip is to double or triple the recipe so that you can freeze part of the batch for later! Tag us in your pictures of this recipe on Facebook and Instagram @VancouverDietitians.
½ cup natural nut or seed butter of choice
¼ cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup rolled oats (gluten-free, if desired)
⅓ cup protein powder of choice
⅓ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 tbsp mini dark chocolate chips
1 tbsp chia seeds
In a large bowl, mix together the wet ingredients
Add in the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
Form the dough into balls using your hands.
Store protein balls in a container in the fridge or freezer.
Note: all protein powders and nut butters are a bit different so you may have to add more nut butter or maple syrup to help the balls stick together