Macro Friendly Strawberry Protein Balls

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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!

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What are proteins balls?

Protein balls are usually a no-bake energy ball, usually made with protein powder, oats, plus dates, nuts, or milk to make them stick together.

Food bloggers have made all sorts of flavors of protein balls. One of my favorites are Cake batter protein balls!

Are protein balls good for weight loss?

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?!⁠

So, this is how I did it… 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐲! Especially the part in bold italics below. I ruined a batch because I had too much strawberry!⁠

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  • 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.⁠


1 ball Calories: 44 cal Carbohydrates: 5 g Protein: 5 g Fat: 0.5 g

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Macro Friendly Protein Balls

Macro friendly snack or dessert, these strawberry protein balls have the perfect balance of macros.
4.13 from 8 votes
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Calorie, Low Fat
Keyword: low calorie protein balls, macro friendly protein balls, strawberry protein balls
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 balls
Calories: 44cal
Author: Amy Roskelley


  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder 32 grams
  • 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, about 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.



These protein balls are delicious! Make sure you follow the instructions carefully, or watch the video below!


Serving: 1ball | Calories: 44cal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 0.5g
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Nutrition Facts
Macro Friendly Protein Balls
Serving Size
1 ball
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. 4 stars
    just made these. two thumbs πŸ‘. say how you store them if making them in bulk? all said a very good recipe.

    1. ThatΒ shouldn’t matter, although chilled is definitely going to give you a more solid ball.Β  I’m guessing it was too much strawberry, or your strawberry was too big. I’d try less strawberry next time.

      1. Can these be made in big batches and frozen? If so how long do they last when frozen? How long should they set unfrozen?

      1. 4 stars
        I doubled the recipe and it only made 7 balls the size that were on your video. This is definitely not 6 servings with the amounts given unless the balls are the size of grapes

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