Strawberry Protein Balls, Macro-Friendly RecipeSeptember 2, 2022
Looking for a macro-friendly snack or dessert? These strawberry protein balls have the perfect split of 5 grams protein, 5 grams carbs, and 0.5 grams fat. Bonus: They are only 44 calories each!
To be perfectly honest, I haven’t been making protein balls very often because they are high in calories, and therefore, can make weight loss difficult. Especially if they taste so good that you want to eat several in one sitting.
The dates and nuts can really elevate the calories per ball. And unless you have the discipline to only eat one, you could exceed 500 calories in one sitting.
However, these strawberry protein balls are different! I’ve been wanting to make a protein ball that was lower in calories than most. So I didn’t want to use nut butter or dates.
I decided to use the sugar-free Strawberry Jello powder to give it a STRONG strawberry taste. Not only did it get the best strawberry flavor, but the household consensus was that it tasted like a Zinger! You know, those strawberry Twinkie-like cakes?
Strawberry Protein Balls
Recipe by: Amy Roskelley of Health Beet
Makes 1 Bowl
Prep: 5 minutes
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/3 cup oats dry
- 1 tablespoon sugar-free Jello powder, strawberry flavor
- 25 grams strawberry
- Blend protein powder, oats, sugar-free Jello powder in a food processor.
- Add one small strawberry, ~ 25 grams. Blend in the food processor.
𝑰𝒇 𝒊𝒕 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒅𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉, 𝒊𝒕’𝒔 𝒈𝒐𝒐𝒅. 𝑰𝒇 𝒊𝒕’𝒔 𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒑𝒐𝒘𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒚, 𝒂𝒅𝒅 1/2 𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒘𝒃𝒆𝒓𝒓𝒚 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒂𝒕 𝒂 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆. 𝑻𝒐𝒐 𝒎𝒖𝒄𝒉 𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒘𝒃𝒆𝒓𝒓𝒚 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒎𝒖𝒔𝒉! 𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆’𝒔 𝒂 𝒍𝒐𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒘𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒊𝒏 𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒘𝒃𝒆𝒓𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒔, 𝒔𝒐 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒊𝒕 𝒔𝒍𝒐𝒘. 𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝒅𝒐𝒏’𝒕 𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒂 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒛𝒆𝒏 𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒘𝒃𝒆𝒓𝒓𝒚. 𝑨𝒍𝒔𝒐, 𝒕𝒐𝒐 𝒎𝒖𝒄𝒉 𝒘𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒓.
Once the mixture resembles the consistency of cookie dough, you’re good to roll them into 1 tablespoon balls, making 6 of them.
Nutritional Info (1 Ball)
Calories 44; Carbohydrates 5 grams; Fat .5 grams; Protein 5 grams
Amy Roskelley is a health & fitness professional and owner of Health Beet
ABOUT THE AUTHORAmy Roskelley is a health & fitness professional with a Bachelors of Science in Community Health from BYU. She is a Certified Personal Trainer (ACE), Certified Personal Chef (IAP), and Certified as a Nutrition & Wellness Consultant (AFPA). She is the founder of the health and fitness blog, Health Beet and the creator of many low calorie recipes author of weight loss books. Read more articles by Amy!
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