Since everyone’s thinking about healthy snacks and ways to curb your sugar cravings, it’s time to add these to your rotation! I was actually inspired to try to make a new energy ball recipe because my protein powder has been a little neglected recently. This may sound silly, but I just don’t like smoothies when it’s freezing outside. I swear, when the temps dip really low, I just can’t bring myself to make one! Luckily, my favorite Terra Origin Plant Protein Powder adds the perfect amount of vanilla flavor to these energy balls, so I can get it that way! Plus, it adds the perfect vanilla flavor to this snack.
I can be picky about my protein powders, and this one is my favorite. First of all, it’s 100% vegan, which I LOVE! How does that work, you ask? Well, it’s made from organic brown rice protein, organic hemp seed protein, organic pumpkin seed protein, and pea protein isolate which delivers 18 grams of protein per serving! It also has flax seed powder and chia seed powder for omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, fiber, and it’s anti-inflammatory properties. So much goodness in there!
If you want to try Terra Origin for yourself, use my code LAKESHORELADY25 for 25% off! My absolute favorite product by them is the Organic Chai Turmeric Blend – highly recommend adding that to your cart, too. Tastes like a chai latte, with the benefits of turmeric snuck in there – so good!
I would typically use almond butter for a recipe like this, but I wanted to try it with peanut butter, because (1) I’m slowly adding peanuts back into my diet – YAY! And (2), peanut butter is just more of a crowd pleaser. I mean, if we’re going to whip up an energy balls recipe, we’re going to want our boyfriends/husbands/kids to eat them, too – right?! Right!
That being said, almond butter would also be great in this. Just look for a natural one that’s a little runny. There are a few brands that make rock hard almond butter and I’m not sure how well that would work in this. The Whole Foods one would be perfect, though!
Throw that protein powder in!
Who doesn’t like chocolate chips?! They make these little guys taste almost like cookie dough bites to me! But if you are trying to cut back on sugar, feel free to add raisins or another dried fruit instead. That’s an easy swap.
When you form them into balls, don’t get frustrated. They won’t roll between your hands as easy as a dough would, so just be prepared for that. Instead, you need to press the mixture together as you form the ball so the ingredients stick together. You’ll get the hang of it!
Store them in the fridge for a few days, or as long as they last 😉
So so yummy!
- 1 cups oats
- 1 scoop Terra Origin Vanilla Plant Protein Powder (about 3.5 tbsp)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/3 cup peanut butter or almond butter
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 prune
- 1/2 tablespoon honey
- 2-3 tablespoon oat milk (or any milk!)
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips (or raisins/other dried fruit!)
- pinch of salt
- Add oats, Terra Origin protein powder, cinnamon, peanut butter (or almond butter!), a prune, chia seeds, and a pinch of salt to a food processor.
- Pulse until the ingredients are combined and it is a crumbly mixture.
- Add the honey and milk. Pulse again until combined.
- Transfer to a bowl and stir in chocolate chips (or raisins!).
- Scoop about a tablespoon of the mixture into your hand. Form into balls by pressing the mixture so it sticks together.
- Store in the refrigerator.
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*This post was sponsored by Terra Origin, but (as always!) all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Lake Shore Lady possible.
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