After a workout your body needs to refuel. It needs carbs to replenish its energy resources and protein to repair the minuscule tears that any workout causes in your muscle fibers.
Protein balls are a great and simple post workout snack that provide your body with all the nutrients it needs to recover. Of course, they can also serve as a great healthy snack to beat those afternoon cravings or as a quick and easy breakfast on the go.
Here are some delicious, healthy, no bake, easy to make protein ball recipes.
- 1 Easy Peanut Butter Protein Balls
- 2 Pumpkin Spice Amazeballs
- 3 Lemon Poppy Seed Protein Balls
- 4 Almond Butter Banana Protein Balls
- 5 Blueberry Yogurt Protein Bites
- 6 Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Balls
- 7 Super Seed Chocolate Protein Bites
- 8 No Bake Maple Vanilla Latte Protein Bites
- 9 Lemon Blueberry Collagen Protein Bites
- 10 Coconut Chai Protein Quinoa Energy Bites
Easy Peanut Butter Protein Balls
These delicious protein balls are a great, healthy way to reward yourself after a workout for a job well done. They are gluten free, don’t contain any refined sugar (they are sweetened with honey) and the are ‘no bake’.
Pumpkin Spice Amazeballs
These healthy pumpkin protein balls are the perfect seasonal post workout snack. The protein comes from nut butter and the cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves give this recipe a delicious spicy flavor.
Aside: Cinnamon is a great spice to include in your recipes if you want to boost your metabolism and burn fat faster.
Lemon Poppy Seed Protein Balls
If you’re looking for a yummy, guilt free, healthy snack, these Lemon Poppy Seed Protein Balls are a great choice. They contain vanilla protein powder, which makes them great as a post workout refueler.
The oatmeal adds healthy fiber to the mix and the lemon doesn’t just give this bite its fresh flavor… lemon has also been proven to boost your energy and detoxify your body.
Almond Butter Banana Protein Balls
This bite has the perfect balance of macronutrients… protein, carbs and healthy fats all packed into one little bite. This makes it a great snack to refuel after your workout.
These protein balls are also high in fiber and low in sugar. It’s also easy to stock up on them because they are best enjoyed right out of the freezer with just a little thaw time. Even in the fridge you can keep them of about 2 weeks.
Make a batch so you will always have a healthy snack on hand to beat those afternoon cravings.
Blueberry Yogurt Protein Bites
These Blueberry Yogurt Protein Bites are a delicious, healthy snack and they are made with just four ingredients… yoghurt, raw honey, fresh blueberries and almonds. Both yoghurt and almonds are great natural sources of protein. Blueberries are a great source of antioxidants and fiber.
Use ice cube trays or cookie molds to make them into fun designs. Then just pop them in the freezer. Better than ice cream… and healthier!
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Balls
These no bake, 4 ingredient protein balls are as easy to make as they are delicious. All you need is some peanut butter, honey, a teaspoon of vanilla extract and some good old fashioned oats.
These protein bites are a great post workout snack, but they also make for an excellent breakfast. You can whip up a batch in just a couple of minutes. Just blend the ingredients together, form them into bite sized balls… and enjoy! No baking necessary.
Super Seed Chocolate Protein Bites
These Super Seed Chocolate Protein Bites are gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free and vegan. The protein comes from the amazing super seeds (hemp, chia and sesame). The carbs come from dates. The raw cocoa nibs throw some powerful antioxidants into the mix. The result is a superfood ball of goodness!
This recipe does require some more ingredients than the previous ones… but the result is amazing! Any leftovers can easily be stored in the freezer, ready for your next workout.
No Bake Maple Vanilla Latte Protein Bites
The protein bite for coffee lovers. These No Bake Maple Vanilla Latte Protein Bites are easy to make and gluten free. Eat them as a delicious post workout snack or as breakfast on the go.
Coat them with extra protein powder for an added ‘post workout punch’ or roll them in melted dark chocolate and freeze to turn them into Mocha Latte bites.
Lemon Blueberry Collagen Protein Bites
We’ve already seen lemons and blueberries in separate recipes. These Lemon Blueberry Collagen Protein Balls combine both of them into one delicious little packet.
Collagen is the main protein source for these bites. It is the most abundant protein in our bodies, found in muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, digestive system and tendons. It helps give your skin strength and elasticity and replaces dead skin cells. It’s the “glue” that helps hold the body together. Needless to say it makes for a great post workout snack!
Coconut Chai Protein Quinoa Energy Bites
These protein quinoa energy bites use plant-based protein powder. They are extremely filling and low in fat.
The great thing about these protein balls is that they don’t have to be refrigerated. This means you can easily take them with you as a healthy snack on the go (or to the gym if you’re headed for your workout).
We hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we did. Protein balls are an extremely convenient way to refuel after a workout and provide your body with the nutrients and carbs it needs to replenish itself.
Of course they are also great as a quick afternoon snack to beat hunger pangs or as a quick, easy and healthy breakfast.
Want to know more about why you should be eating after your workouts… after you just spent all that time and energy to burn those calories in the first place?