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No Bake Nut Butter Plant-Based Protein Balls

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!

Basic Info:

Prep time: about 15 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Total time: about 15 minutes
Servings: about 12 balls
Calories: about 133 kcal

Ingredients:

  • 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!

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix well with a long stirring spoon or spatula.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Let them cool and solidify for about an hour in the refrigerator before enjoying.
  5. 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!

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