When you need a quick post-workout snack| something with protein and carbs| look no further. Made with only three ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen| these protein balls couldn’t be easier to whip up. At 47 calories per ball| a three-piece serving is 141 calories and offers 8.1 grams of protein and 24 grams of carbs. Yet a serving is also low in sugar ¡ª just 5.1 grams.
Made with plant-based protein powder| they’re vegan| and they can also be made gluten-free if you use gluten-free oats. If nuts are off limits| you’ll be happy to know there are no almonds| peanuts| or the like. They’re subtly sweet| oh so soft| and doughy| and because they’re made with just a few simple ingredients| this snack is also gentle on the stomach.
Of course| feel free to jazz up this basic recipe by mixing in a little dried fruit| chopped almonds| or dark chocolate chips ¡ª if you do| just add a little extra banana to maintain the pliable consistency.
1 cup rolled oats1 serving vegan vanilla protein powder1 large banana