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February 23, 2022

Are you looking for a tasty, but nutritious snack?

These peanut butter protein balls are made with just a few ingredients and provide a quick protein boost. Simply combine the ingredients, toss with your choice of toppings, and store in the fridge until ready to eat! 

For the past week, these unbaked protein balls have been my salvation. A few weeks ago I announced that I was on a ketogenic diet, and let me tell you, sugar cravings were huge! Usually a few hours after lunch I feel the burning urge to shovel loads of sweets in my face, but so far I've managed to resist! 

Of course, there is some willpower at work here, but I think these pretty little nutritious peanut butter balls are responsible for much of my success. Sweet, creamy, and filling - you just have to try these peanut butter balls!

Hint for making energy balls with peanut butter

My protein balls recipe is easy to prepare and can be modified in many ways. The basic recipe contains vegan peanut butter, vanilla protein powder, vanilla extract and powdered sweetener. I use Swerve powder, but you can use powdered sugar or even stevia instead.

I rolled mine in unsweetened coconut this time, but I've also topped them with dark chocolate chips, chopped almonds and even sprinkles 

You can even switch up the nut butters. Sun butter and almond butter both work well in this recipe. You may just need to change the amount of powdered sugar or protein powder to achieve the right consistency 

Can you freeze ENERGY BALLS?

Yes! In fact, my favourite way to eat them is cold, so if you keep them in the freezer, you can just take a few out and thaw them up before eating. Just make sure they're kept in a sealed container.

What is the shelf life of energy balls?

Peanut butter protein balls should be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. They should last about 30 days in the freezer if you want to freeze them.

 

HOW TO MAKE NO-BAKE ENERGY BALLS IN THE FREEZER

The best thing about energy ball recipes is that you can make them ahead of time and freeze them. That means you can prepare a few batches and store them in the freezer to have nutritious snacks throughout the month 

To freeze, simply place the energy balls side by side in a large plastic freezer bag. Place the bag flat in the freezer. After the energy balls are frozen, you can move them around in the freezer as needed

You can also freeze the energy balls on a baking sheet before transferring them to a Ziploc bag or container.


What does the name "ENERGY BALL" mean?

Simply put, energy balls are made of substances that provide a boost of energy. Nut butters and nuts, for example, are rich in healthy fats and proteins that keep you full without making you bloated.

 

Autor: Smart Bites
Editor: Martina Zlatkova


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