Fuel Up With Dessert! 7 Protein Ball Recipes
Some days| figuring out what you should eat before or after your workout can seem more taxing than making it to the gym! Keep things easy| and roll up one of these protein ball recipes ahead of time| so you grab them when you’re on the go. The following recipes are sweet enough to feel like a treat but still offer a blend of carbs and protein to support workout goals.
| Carrot Cake Protein Balls
If the classic Spring dessert has been on your mind| let these carrot cake protein balls step in to curb your cravings. Both vegan and gluten-free| this energizing recipe uses natural ingredients like dates and applesauce to keep the sugar content on the lower side of things.
| Crispy Peanut Butter Protein Balls
These vegan-friendly peanut butter protein balls are a tasty option for before or after a workout. If you’re craving a little crunch| you’ll love the addition of brown rice crisp cereal on the outside that mixes up the texture.
| Cherry Almond Coconut Protein Balls
Cottage cheese| raw almonds| and rolled oats may seem like an unfamiliar recovery combination| but they lay the base for the protein in this cherry almond protein ball recipe. These balls are not overly sweet| since the addition of dried cherries brings a sour tang to the mix.
| Cookie Dough Protein Balls
These five-ingredient cookie dough protein balls taste like the batter of your favorite peanut butter cookie and are easy-to-grab fuel for a tough strength-training session. Adding ground flaxseed to this treat is a great way to bring extra protein u2014 and make use of that big bag in the fridge.
| Chocolate Raspberry “Truffles””
These bright| bold| and fruity balls only look like a chocolatier specialty. Roll up a batch of low-calorie chocolate raspberry balls in advance| and enjoy when dessert cravings strike.
| Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie Protein Balls
These dairy- and gluten-free chocolate chip pumpkin balls satisfy your sweet tooth and give your body a boost; two tasty balls offer almost seven grams of protein.
| 3-Ingredient Vegan Balls
Made with only three ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen| these vegan post-workout protein balls couldn’t be easier to whip up. They’re 47 calories per ball| subtly sweet| and totally delightful.