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Vegan Chocolate Almond Butter Protein Balls

Are you too hungry or busy to make a protein shake? Does it seem exhausting to you to have to throw fruit, milk, and protein powder in a blender, pour it in a to go cup, clean everything up (or, let’s be honest, throw it in the sink), all while trying to rush out the door to the gym? Or maybe not the gym, you’re just rushing out the door…it’s okay, I understand.
That’s when these chocolate almond butter protein balls come in handy. Seriously, they are so rich, creamy, delicious, and packed with protein! Did I mention they are easy to make and have NO artificial sugars? Also, you won’t need a food processor for this recipe.

Vegan Chocolate Almond Butter Protein Balls
These protein balls have just 5 ingredients:

This recipe is extremely versatile and customizable, so if you don’t have almond butter, sub any other nut butter. If you don’t like chocolate, omit it, and use chia seeds instead. Or, sub hemp or flax seeds. Super easy!

Also…did I mention they are addictive? They are:

Chocolately
Crunchy from the cacao nibs or dairy-free chocolate chips
Refined sugar free
Packed with protein
Gluten free
Dairy free
Vegan!

If you try this recipe, let me know by leaving a comment, or take a pic and tag it #refreshingbytes on Instagram! I would LOVE to see your creations!

Vegan Chocolate Almond Butter Protein Balls
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Vegan Chocolate Almond Butter Protein Balls

Try these chocolate almond butter protein balls instead of a protein shake! With just 5 ingredients, they're super easy to make, and no processor required!

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Dairy free, Gluten free, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 224 kcal
Author Refreshing Bytes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Mix nut butters together with hands.

  2. Fold in protein powder gradually.

  3. Once fully mixed, add cocoa powder and mix together.

  4. Fold in cacao nibs.

  5. Divide dough into 6 portions, and roll into balls with your hands.

  6. For extra texture, roll in cacao nibs (or chocolate chips, chia seeds, flax seeds, etc.)

  7. Store in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Chocolate Almond Butter Protein Balls
Amount Per Serving (1 ball)
Calories 224 Calories from Fat 179
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.9g 31%
Saturated Fat 2.3g 12%
Sodium 176.5mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 8.1g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1.9g
Protein 6.7g 13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Refreshing Bytes

Mrs. Refreshing Bytes has a BBA in MIS and an MBA from Wichita State University. With over 15 years of experience in business and I.T., she has spent many busy lunch breaks ordering from restaurants and learning how to navigate several food allergies and intolerances, including: gluten, dairy, red meat, and tomato, for the past 7 years. She is also dabbling in recipe development, creating healthy, protein packed recipes to keep you full longer. All while mothering 2 boys (aged 14 and 4 months) and being an I.T. nerd!

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