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.
I now use Designer Protein Whey Powder French Vanilla. I get mine from Amazon. I use this for all of my smoothies too.
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.
No Bake Protein Energy Balls
- 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.
Patti Collins says
These look amazing!
And I was also wanting to try the Juice Plus Complete.
But have a question.
Why do the Juice Plus products only ship every 4 months?
The servings on a box is 60, so for 4 months that is only 15 servings a month.
I guess I thought you would have a shake and/or bar every day.
Amy Tinnin says
Hi Patti, You are correct. They will send you a 2 month supply all at one time, but they will bill you every month over the next 4 months. One order isn’t enough for a shake every day. I hope that helps. Let me know if I can help answer any other questions. 🙂 xoxo
Trying this recipe with the chocolate and adding a little Cacao powder and either some honey or liquid Stevia to take the edge off the bitterness of the raw cacao.
Have you tried them with the Chocolate yet?
making them to take to Conference. LOL!!!
Tracy Smith says
Hi, Amy. I just recently came across your blog and have really enjoyed it already. My daughter (21) is also Type I. She was diagnosed a little over a year ago. We strive to find the healthiest recipes and food choices out there. Considering the carb count in most foods, that’s not always the easiest thing to do. My question for you is….where do you find the best recipes that are low carb? I had a moment to look through your recipes and think there are many we could try. Do you have a go to source you really like?
Enjoy your day!
Amy Tinnin says
Hi Tracy, Oh wow. How is your daughter doing? Diabetes can be really hard in the beginning. A friend of mine has a website and a cookbook called Dashing Dish. All of her recipes are healthy and delicious. Let me know if I can help answer any more questions. 🙂
donna zoltanski says
Looks delish – Amy can you suggest what to use in place of JuicePlus in recipe?
Amy Tinnin says
HI Donna, Any protein powder will work. I also like Designer Protein 100% Premium Whey Protein Powder, French Vanilla. You can find it here http://amzn.to/2isSgnD. I hope this helps. 🙂
I buy these from a meal prep company locally they are soo good. But now that I have found this recipe I will not have to buy them !!! thank you so much for sharing.
Hi! I have made these once and had a difficult time rolling them into the balls. Do those that have made them have any tips so it isn’t so messy next time I make them? They are SO GOOD though!
A Cup Full of Sass says
Hi Dena, Add more oats to help make the consistency less sticky. Also, spray your hands with non-stick spray to help with them sticking to your hands. I hope this helps. 🙂
Do they have to be refrigerated after they harden?
Amy Tinnin says
Yes they do. 🙂
Might be a silly question. But can you taste the apple sauce? Not a big fan of apple flavoring but I’ve used apple sauce in baking in the over before and never had an issue. Just wondering as these are not cooked. Thanks!
Amy Tinnin says
Hi Carrie, You shouldn’t be able to taste the applesauce. My family has no idea I use it in the recipe. 🙂