Protein bliss balls are a wonderful way to indulge in a delicious treat that’s not just healthy, but will also give you an energy boost. These are great to have as a mid-afternoon snack to beat that mid-day slump, before a workout for an extra kick of energy, or anytime you’re craving something sweet. These come together really quickly and with minimum effort.
What You Need
1 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
2 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp flax seeds (grinding it up first recommended)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp kosher salt
3/4 cup natural peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tbsp milk (almond, coconut, or oat)
What To Do
Prepare a large baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine the oats, shredded coconut, chocolate chips, chia seeds, flax seeds, cinnamon, and salt.
Add the peanut butter, honey, vanilla extract, and 1 tablespoon of milk to the dry ingredients. Stir until well combined.
If the mixture is too dry, gradually add up to 1 more tablespoon of milk.
Wet your hands and then roll the mixture into small balls. Once formed, place them onto the prepared baking sheet.
Refrigerate the energy balls until they are chilled, which should take about 30 minutes.
Enjoy your delicious and healthy peanut butter energy balls whenever you need a little energy boost!
- For the peanut butter, it’s best to use a natural version that doesn’t contain added sugar. This type of peanut butter has a looser consistency, which makes it easier to mix with the other ingredients.
- You can use old fashioned oats or quick cooking oats based on your preference
- While shredded coconut adds a delicious taste, be sure to use unsweetened shredded coconut to avoid adding a ton of extra sugar
- Chia seeds are a key component of this recipe, offering crunch and an abundance of fiber and antioxidants. They also provide a good source of protein.
- Flaxseeds are optional, but they have many of the same health benefits as chia seeds and are known for their ability to stave off hunger.
- To add sweetness, use honey. However, if you prefer maple syrup, feel free to substitute it instead.
- Mini dark chocolate chips lend a hint of cookie dough flavor to these protein balls. If you’re trying to keep things healthy, skip them altogether.
- Milk is necessary to help bind the ingredients together. You can use any type of milk you like, such as almond, coconut, or oat.