Peanut Butter Protein Balls Recipe

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Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

Calories 150
Fat 9g
Carbs 12g
Protein 7g
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Total Time 15 min
Prep 15 min, Cook 0 min
Servings 16 (1 ball each)

This peanut butter protein balls recipe is so easy to make and it's the ideal snack when your energy is flagging and you need a quick nosh to get up to speed.

The exact ratio of ingredients and resulting taste will depend a little on the types of protein powder and peanut butter you use. This basic recipe was made with a French Vanilla flavor protein powder but chocolate and other flavors work fine as well. The agave syrup goes a long way in giving it some sweetness.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 4 scoops (or 1 1/3 cups) any flavor whey protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup agave syrup or to taste
  • Crushed nuts or almond flour/almond meal, optional

Preparation

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together all of the ingredients until thoroughly combined. A stand mixer works great for this, but a food processor or a wooden spoon works fine as well. You might need to add more protein powder if the mixture is too wet or more agave syrup if it's too dry.
  2. Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls.
  3. If you like, roll in crushed nuts or almond flour/almond meal (the calorie count given does not include the nuts or almond flour).

    Preparation Tips

    If the peanut butter you use has a lot of oil (natural peanut butter will vary quite a bit in the amount of oil), you'll probably need more protein powder. Also, the amount of agave syrup you use is obviously dependent on your personal taste.

    Note that these balls are soft at room temperature so you can't throw them in a bag and expect that they will hold their shape.  

    Nutrition Facts
    Servings: 16 (1 ball each)
    Amount per serving  
    Calories 150
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 9g 12%
    Saturated Fat 2g 10%
    Cholesterol 10mg 3%
    Sodium 77mg 3%
    Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    Total Sugars 9g  
    Includes 8g Added Sugars 16%
    Protein 7g  
    Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
    Calcium 20mg 2%
    Iron 0mg 0%
    Potassium 154mg 3%
    *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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