I’ll never understand why more people don’t just make their own healthy snacks from home. I’ve seen people complain about not having enough time or that it’s too complicated to actually make healthy versions of their favorite snacks. Well I’ve got good news – both of those complaints are incredibly easy to work around, provided you follow the great recipes found on this site. Take these easy 5-ingredient protein powder energy balls for example. They’re incredibly easy to make as you simply mix your five ingredients together, roll them into balls, and then pop them in the fridge for 30 minutes. That’s really all there is to it – it only takes a little over half an hour to make a delicious and nutritious homemade snack that you can store in the fridge for up to a week.
A Quick and Easy Way to Fuel Up
To get started, you’ll need to grab a bowl and mix together three tablespoons of Stevia, one cup of almond flour, ¼ cup of cocoa powder, and ¼ cup of chocolate flavored protein powder. Once they’re well combined, you can slowly add in four tablespoons of unsweetened almond milk, one tablespoon at a time, until you end up with a dough that you can shape with your hands. See? I told you making these protein balls would be easy! Don’t let the simplicity of this recipe fool you though – there’s a good reason why this recipe only requires five ingredients. It’s because they all contribute to making this a delicious and nutritious snack in a big way.
Using almond flour and almonds milk is a great way to keep this recipe both dairy and gluten-free. They’re both incredibly nutrient-dense options as well, with just one cup of almond flour adding 24 grams of protein, 14 grams of dietary fiber, and 56 grams of healthy fatty acids to the recipe. They each provide many of the same great health benefits as raw almonds do as well. In fact, adding almonds into your daily diet is a great way to reduce your risk of developing heart disease due to their ability to help lower both blood pressure and LDL cholesterol levels. (1)
Raw cocoa powder is another great ingredient to use when making healthy chocolate treats. It’s rich in beneficial flavonoids that provide a wide range of fantastic health benefits, namely antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. (2) Likewise, the chocolate protein powder adds more great chocolate flavor to your energy balls while also obviously contributing a significant amount of protein.
More Protein Ball Recipes:
Chocolate Almond Butter Paleo Protein Balls
Energizing Keto Protein Balls
No Bake Oatmeal Cookie Protein Balls
Homemade 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Protein Balls with Manuka Honey
Ridiculously Good Grass-Fed Beef Protein Balls
Easy 5-Ingredient Protein Powder Energy Balls
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 14 1x
3 tbsp granulated stevia or other low carb granulated sweetener
1 cup almond flour
¼ cup cocoa powder
¼ cup chocolate protein powder
4 tbsp unsweetened almond milk (more or less, as necessary)
- In a bowl combine the almond flour, protein powder, cocoa powder and sweetener.
- Slowly add the almond milk, 1 tablespoon at a time until you get a dough you can shape with your hands.
- Form into 14 balls (about 1 tablespoon each).
- Freeze for 30 minutes.
- Keep the balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator.