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Bars, Balls and Bites | Top Protein Ball Recipes to Keep You Energetic Fit and Healthy


What are some of your all-time Favorite ways to use your protein powder that don't involve a protein shake or smoothie?

I know that for my family in particular, protein balls always seem to be a huge hit!

Something about having an easy, healthy, bite-sized snack (that looks cute too!) seems to be a winner in my house! ;)

I have to admit, I LOVE my daily protein shake after my workouts, but sometimes I like finding new and creative ways to use my protein powder that don't involve the typical shake or smoothie.  And our favorites are almost always Protein Balls, Protein bars and protein bites!

On my fitness fan page and group, Energetic Fit and Healthy, I love finding and sharing some of my favorite, high-protein, low-carb, clean recipes for my followers to try and love.  Some of those include ways to incorporate protein powder for a healthy, clean treat.  (Note: have about 2 protein balls for a typical 100 calorie snack...depending on how big or small you make the balls/bites)


Here are some more of our Most-Loved Protein Ball, Bar and Bite Recipes You Gotta try:
1- Coconut Protein Balls:
This is such a great recipe to make and have on hand! Packed with protein & coconut to satisfy a sweet tooth and a GREAT snack!

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup almond flour
4 scoops French vanilla IsaLean protein powder
2 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut (separated into 1 1/2 cups and 1 cup)
the juice and zest of 1 lemon
3 tbsp coconut oil
3 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp sea salt

DIRECTIONS:
- Put all the ingredients except 1 cup of coconut in a food processor and blend until well combined.
- Scoop out a heaped teaspoon of mixture and roll into a ball with hands.
- Finish off by rolling in coconut to cover the outside of the ball.
- Set in fridge for 1 hour to chill and set.

2- PB Fudge Protein Bars:
Ingredients:
-4 scoops Dutch Chocolate IsaLean Protein
-2/3 cup flax seed meal
-4 tbsp natural peanut butter
-1/4 cup water
-stevia
-2 tbsp cocoa powder
Directions
-mix all ingredients in a large bowl and stir. At first it may not seem like it is enough water, but keep stirring and it will eventually become a sticky blob….Add 1 tbsp of water at a time if needed.
-divide mixture into 4 equal portions and place in separate pieces of plastic wrap.
-store the bars in fridge or freezer. Once solid, enjoy.

3-๐Ÿฐ Cake Batter Protein Bites ๐Ÿฐ 
Ooh doesn't that sound Good!  

Ingredients: 
1 1/4 cup gluten-free oat flour
1/4 cup gluten-free cake flour (can use all oat flour)
1/4 cup coconut flour
2 scoops vanilla IsaLean protein powder 

Optional: Handful of sprinkles Granulated sweetener of choice** (I use organic stevia)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup almond or cashew butter
1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
1 T + Almond or cashew milk

Directions:

In a large mixing bowl, combine your flours, protein powder, salt and granulated sweetener and set aside.
In a microwave safe bowl or stovetop, melt your nut butter with the maple syrup. Whisk in the vanilla extract and pour into the dry mixture. Mix very well until fully incorporated.
If batter is too thick (it generally is), add a tablespoon of dairy-free milk, until a thick batter is formed. If batter is too thin, add a dash more flour until a thick batter is formed. Stir in optional sprinkles and form into bite sized balls.
Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes, or until firm.

4-  Chocolate Mint Protein Bars 

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups gluten free rolled oats
1/4 cup gluten free oat bran (can sub for more oats)
2 cups gluten free crispy rice cereal (I used a cocoa flavoured one)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 scoop chocolate mint IsaLean protein powder (note: Chocolate Mint is a seasonal flavor so you can also use regular chocolate and add 1 tsp peppermint extract  )
1/4 cup stevia
1/2 cup almond butter
1/2 cup + 1 T brown rice syrup or substitute honey
1 tsp peppermint extract***
almond milk*
1 cup cacao nibs

Instructions:

In a large mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, oat bran, cocoa powder, protein powder, crispy rice cereal and sweetener of choice.
In a microwave safe bowl, combine the nut butter of choice with the brown rice syrup and heat until the mixture is melted completely.
Add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture and add the peppermint extract if using and stir until combined. Allow to cool slightly and stir through half the chocolate chips and mix very well. If mixture is not 'batter like', slowly add dairy free milk very slowly until one is formed.
Line a 9 x 9 inch baking dish with baking paper. Pour the mixture into the pan and press firmly with your hands evenly. Add the remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight. Remove from the pan and cut into 8-10 bars.


5- Raspberry Chocolate Protein Balls 
INGREDIENTS:
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup raw cashews
4 scoops of chocolate or vanilla IsaLean shake
8 dates, pitted
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup freeze-dried raspberries

DIRECTIONS:
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Place the oats, cashews, shake powder, dates, cocoa powder, and salt in a food processor, and blend until everything is a smooth, floury consistency.
Add the banana, and blend until a thick, slightly sticky dough forms.
Roll out 25 balls, and place them on the parchment paper.
Pulse the freeze-dried raspberries in a Nutribullet or food processor.
Roll each ball in the raspberry powder, and return to the cookie sheet.
Store in the fridge in a sealed container for up to a week.


6-๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿน PEACH-MANGO Protein Bites๐Ÿน๐Ÿ‘

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup almond flour
4 scoops Peach-Mango IsaLean shake (note: Peach-Mango is a season shake flavor - you can substitute any flavor such as Strawberry or Vanilla Chai- all are Delicious! ;) )
2 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut (separated into 1 1/2 cups and 1 cup)
the juice and zest of 1 lemon
3 tbsp coconut oil
3 tbsp honey 
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp sea salt

DIRECTIONS:
- Put all the ingredients except 1 cup of coconut in a food processor and blend until well combined.
- Scoop out a heaped teaspoon of mixture and roll into a ball with hands.
- Finish off by rolling in coconut to cover the outside of the ball.
- Set in fridge for 1 hour to chill and set.


7-๐Ÿ‹ Lemon (or Lemon/Lime) Protein Bars ๐Ÿ‹
Refreshing for Summer!! ๐ŸŒž
Ingredients:
1 cup oat flour
2 scoops vanilla isaLean protein powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 qt mix Crystal Light (without aspartame!) or 1 stick Lemon/lime Hydrate
4 egg whites
1/2 cup Stevia
8 oz applesauce
4 oz water

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix oat flour, vanilla whey protein, salt, baking soda and crystal light, in large bowl.
Mix egg whites, stevia, applesauce and water in a bowl.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix together.
Spray 8x8 glass pyrex dish with non-stick butter spray.
Pour ingredients into dish.
Bake 23 minutes.

8-  Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Balls:

Ingredients:
  • 2 scoops Vanilla IsaLean Protein
  • 6 tbsp Almond butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 3/4 tsp Stevia 
  • 1/4 cup of IsaDelights or 85% dark Chocolate, broken into little pieces (could sub with chocolate chips)
  • 2 tbsp. water
Directions:
  1. Combine protein powder, coconut flour, and stevia. Then mix well.
  2. Add almond butter and combine
  3. Add a tablespoon of water per time to get the mixture to the right sticky consistency.
  4. Add broken pieces of chocolate and gentle combine
  5. Roll mixture into 10 balls
  6. Refrigerate for a 1/2 an hour before enjoying.
9-  Chocolate Fudge Protein Truffle Bites:
Ingredients: 
Directions:
  1. Add all ingredients into your food processor and process until all combined and smooth
  2. Roll mixture into 10 balls and coat with extra cacao powder if desired
  3. Refrigerate for an hour before enjoying!
10-  Strawberry Coconut Protein Bars:

Bonus:  Cookies and Cream Protein Balls
4 scoops Cookies and Cream IsaLean Shake
1 Cup Vanilla Almond Butter
1/2 Cup Chia Seeds
1/4 Cup Raw Honey
1 T Coconut Oil
*Mix all ingredients together. 
Refrigerate for 1 hour then roll into balls. 
Tip - freeze some of them so you don't eat them all at one time! ;)

With all of these recipes, remember you can make them a bar, ball or bite by adjusting the recipe and making them anyway you choose!  You can take the ball recipes and just spread the batter into a pan to make protein bars or you can take a protein bar recipe and choose to roll the batter into balls or bites!  It's completely up to you!

Have fun experimenting with healthy snacking and share in the comments below what your favorite protein ball recipes are!

*Next, learn more about how to incorporate these healthy protein ball recipes into your weight loss and fitness goals with the 30 day Nutritional Cleansing and Fat loss system.  This is the best system I have found to help people reach their goals and upgrade their nutrition and overall health and wellness.

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