I don’t know about you, but I’m not much of a baker. It’s not that I don’t like it. When I do actually attempt to bake something, it’s actually pretty fulfilling and it usually turns out okay. It’s just very rare that I do bake, and I definitely wouldn’t say it’s something that I am good at or in love with.
However, I do love easy healthy recipes! If it’s something with 4 or 5 ingredients that I can whip up in about 15-20 minutes then I am ALL about it.
That’s why this recipe is my new favorite! It’s packed with superfoods and protein and it’s so quick and easy. I snack on these for days without guilt because I know they are much better than grabbing a candy bar or a bag of chips.
Nut butter is a great source of protein, but it’s also high in calories. Especially if you are going to use peanut butter instead of almond butter. So a serving of these would be 2-3 balls.
No Bake Nut Butter Plant-Based Protein Balls
The original recipe that I based this off of is from a beachbodyondemand.com recipe blog post. So, I can’t take credit for it – but I did tweak the recipe just a little bit and these are my own photos of the protein balls I made for myself at home!
Prep time: about 15 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Total time: about 15 minutes
Servings: about 12 balls
Calories: about 133 kcal
- 1/2 cup Chocolate OR Vanilla Plant-Based Vegan Shakeology (note: you can use any other protein power, but it will more than likely not be as high in nutrients and superfoods as Shakeology!)
- 1/2 cup organic dry rolled oats
- 1/2 cup all natural creamy peanut butter OR almond butter
- 3 Tbsp. raw honey (I have only been using 2 Tbsp. for less sugar and it works fine)
- 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
Note: Substitute maple syrup instead of honey to make it vegan!
- Combine all ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix well with a long stirring spoon or spatula.
- Once everything is well mixed and there are no more loose or dry pieces, compact into one big ball and mix with your hands like you would knead dough.
- Pull off little chunks at a time about the size of a quarter and roll into balls with your hands. This recipe should yield about 12 balls.
- Let them cool and solidify for about an hour in the refrigerator before enjoying.
- Store and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
What’s So Special About Shakeology?
Shakeology is your daily dose of nutrition. And it doesn’t have to be just a shake, you can put it in other foods just like this recipe! I consume it almost daily!