I love to have healthy snacks on hand for after my workouts or if I just need a snack. My No Bake Protein Energy Balls are so delicious, I can’t eat just one. I made two versions. One with raisins, almond slivers and one without. I love raisins and nuts, so I make this version.
I was using my Juice Plus+ Complete mix of vanilla along with flaxseed to give this a healthier kick. I love Juice Plus, but ran out of my protein powder.
These no-bake protein balls are great to make on a Sunday and you can eat on them through the weeks as a healthy snack. Meal prep is so important when trying to stay on track with eating healthy. Not to mention, they are so easy to make.
Reading labels is important. I always read the ingredients before I purchase anything. Here are the nutrition facts for the Designer Whey.
Made with natural 100% premium whey and naturally flavored and sweetened for only 100 good-for-you calories per serving, Designer Whey Protein Powder in French Vanilla is irresistibly delicious. No wonder it’s our most popular flavor. It’s also specially formulated to help you get more out of your workouts. The secret is the ingenious combination of L-Glutamine to keep muscles fueled, B-vitamins, and full-spectrum whey peptides to help muscles recover. Now, you can get ready for tomorrow and savor every moment along the way. -Great Taste – Smooth and delicious. ChefsBest Excellence Award – Awarded to brands that surpass quality standards established by independent professional chefs. -18g of Protein – 36% of your daily protein per serving – the right amount for your active lifestyle, yet easy on your digestive system. -100% Premium Natural Whey Protein – Our whey is pure so your body quickly absorbs it for maximum post-workout recovery and nutrition. A complete protein with the right balance of amino acids that help your immune system. -100 Good For You Calories per serving. -3g Prebiotic Fiber – Good source of fiber for digestive health. -Essential Vitamins & Minerals – Excellent source of calcium, vitamin D and B-Vitamins.
Update: I have changed my recipe since it was first posted. I now only use 2 Tbsp. of Peanut Butter instead of 1/3 cup. I also now only use 1 Tbsp. of Honey instead of the original 2 Tbsp. This really helps cut down on the calorie intake and tastes just as good, if not better. The recipe is adjusted below. If you liked the recipe before feel free to continue making it that way.
- 1 cup Old Fashion Oats
- 1/3 cup French Vanilla by Designer Whey
- 1/2 tsp. Flaxseed
- 2 Tbsp. natural peanut butter (I use Schmuckers) Use organic if possible
- 1/3 cup organic unsweetened Applesauce
- 1 Tbsp. Honey
- 2 Tbsp. Chocolate Chips
- 1/3 cup of Raisins (optional)
- 1/3 cup slivered Almonds (optional)
- In a medium bowl mix together ingredients. Roll into small to medium size balls. Place on wax paper and refrigerate 2-3 hours to harden. Or place in freezer to harden quicker. Store in refrigerator.