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?!โ 

So, this is how I did it… ๐‘๐ž๐š๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐œ๐š๐ซ๐ž๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ! Especially the part in bold italics below. I ruined a batch because I had too much strawberry!โ 

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  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powderโ 
  • 1/3 cup oats dryโ 
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar free Jello Powder, strawberry flavorโ 
  • 25 grams strawberryโ 

๐ˆ๐๐’๐“๐‘๐”๐‚๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐๐’โ 

  • Blend protein powder, oats, sugar free Jello powder in a food processor.โ 
  • Add one small strawberry, ~ 25 grams. Blend in the food processor.โ 

๐‘ฐ๐’‡ ๐’Š๐’• ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’” ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’๐’Š๐’Œ๐’† ๐’…๐’๐’–๐’ˆ๐’‰, ๐’Š๐’•’๐’” ๐’ˆ๐’๐’๐’…. ๐‘ฐ๐’‡ ๐’Š๐’•’๐’” ๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’‘๐’๐’˜๐’…๐’†๐’“๐’š, ๐’‚๐’…๐’… 1/2 ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’‚๐’˜๐’ƒ๐’†๐’“๐’“๐’š ๐’Ž๐’๐’“๐’† ๐’‚๐’• ๐’‚ ๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’†. ๐‘ป๐’๐’ ๐’Ž๐’–๐’„๐’‰ ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’‚๐’˜๐’ƒ๐’†๐’“๐’“๐’š ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’Ž๐’–๐’”๐’‰! ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’†’๐’” ๐’‚ ๐’๐’๐’• ๐’๐’‡ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’“ ๐’Š๐’ ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’‚๐’˜๐’ƒ๐’†๐’“๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’”, ๐’”๐’ ๐’•๐’‚๐’Œ๐’† ๐’Š๐’• ๐’”๐’๐’๐’˜. ๐‘จ๐’๐’… ๐’…๐’๐’’๐’• ๐’–๐’”๐’† ๐’‚ ๐’‡๐’“๐’๐’›๐’†๐’ ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’‚๐’˜๐’ƒ๐’†๐’“๐’“๐’š. ๐‘จ๐’๐’”๐’, ๐’•๐’๐’ ๐’Ž๐’–๐’„๐’‰ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’“.โ 

Once the mixture resembles the consistency of cookie dough, you’re good to roll them into 1 tablespoon balls, making 6 of them.โ 

๐๐ฎ๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐งโ 

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

Strawberry protein balls with calories and macros
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Macro Friendly Protein Balls

Macro friendly snack or dessert, these strawberry protein balls have the perfect balance of macros.
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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: 44kcal
Author: Amy Roskelley

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/3 cup oats dry
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar free Jello Powder, strawberry flavor
  • 25 grams strawberry

Instructions

  • 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.

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Notes

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

Nutrition

Serving: 1ball | Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 0.5g
Nutrition Facts
Macro Friendly Protein Balls
Serving Size
 
1 ball
Amount per Serving
Calories
44
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
0.5
g
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
5
g
2
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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