Healthy Strawberry protein Balls are a quick and easy healthy high protein snack which takes less than 5 minutes to make from scratch. Made with dried Strawberries, Dates, Cashews & Protein Powder, these Strawberry Protein Balls will keep you satisfied for hours.
I just love making Healthy High protein Desserts. They keep me satisfied, fulfills my sugar cravings and also stops me from binging on junk food which I crave post a long day.
And these Protein bites or Bars are super easy to make. I generally make a variety of flavor combination of these High Protein Desserts and store them in my fridge.
Whenever I'm craving something, I indulge on these guilt free because they are so damn good.
This is the only reason why i try to come up with a variety of sugar free high protein desserts. A new flavor means a new treat and it can never get monotonous.
Why these Protein Energy Balls work?
- just 3 ingredients - Besides Protein Powder and milk these need just 3 ingredients to make - dried Strawberries, Cashews and Dates
- Variety of flavors - besides Strawberries you can use any dried or fresh berries you have at home.
- Vegan and gluten Free - made with no flour these are obviously gluten free. You can use plant based vegan protein powder to make Vegan Protein Energy balls.
- Ready in just 5 min - These energy balls gets ready in just 5 minutes.
Ingredients needed to make High Protein Strawberry Bites
- Protein Powder Vanilla flavor - I use whey protein to make these Protein balls because they need no baking. However if you have Casein Protein you can use that as well. I use Vanilla Protein but if you have Strawberry Protein Powder do use it.
- Cashews - I find Cashews to be a great alternative to Peanut butter which is such a common ingredient in every protein balls. It also adds a nutty taste to these Strawberry Protein Balls.
- Dates (pitted and soaked) - I use pitted Medjool Dates. I find soaking them in hot water for 30 minutes prior to blending makes them easier to blend.
- Strawberries - I use dried Strawberries for this recipe. You can use frozen Strawberries as well. If you're using fresh Strawberries, skip adding the milk.
- Low Fat Milk - I use just a blend of milk to bring everything together.
- Shredded Coconut - just to coat the Strawberry Protein Balls
See recipe card for quantities. Also watch the video for a quick visual.
How to make Strawberry Protein Balls
Add all the ingredients - Protein Powder, Cashews, Dates, Dried Strawberries and milk in a blender.
Blend until smooth and lump free.
Roll into cute little balls and coat with shredded coconut.
Freeze for 10 minutes and serve!
Remember that the amount of liquid you are using would depend on the kind of Protein Powder and its texture. If your mixture is too dry and its not blending, you can add a tablespoon or two of milk until it gets smooth.
Hint: If you find that the blended mixture is too wet to roll, freeze it uncovered for 10-15 minutes.
This will get rid of the moisture from it and make it easier to roll. Also after you've rolled the balls, you might see that they lose the shape after a while.
Don't worry. Just freeze them for 10-15 min and re-roll them into balls.
- Peanut Butter - instead raw cashews, you can use Peanut butter or Cashew Butter
- Protein Powder - use Strawberry or Vanilla Protein Powder for best flavors. For Vegan Protein Balls, use Plant Based Protein Powder to make the recipe.
- Maple Syrup - you can replace dates with zero sugar Maple syrup.
- Banana - you can also skip dates and use a ripe Banana for sweetness.
- Coat with Dark Chocolate - Chocolate & Strawberries are a match made in heaven. You can definitely coat these Strawberry protein Balls with melted dark chocolate.
- White Chocolate - You can use sugar free White Chocolate to coat these Strawberry Protein Balls coated with White Chocolate.
How long do these Strawberry Protein Enegy Balls last
Refrigerate: Store the leftover Strawberry Protein Balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You can refrigerate these balls for up to three weeks.
Freeze: You can even freeze these Strawberry Protein Balls for up to 3 months. Store in a freezer friendly zip lock bag. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.
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Are Protein Balls good for you?
Yes! Protein Balls make for a healthy snack option which you can enjoy between meals to keep yourself full.
How many calories are in these Protein Energy Balls?
These Protein energy balls have less than 100 calories each while packing over 15gm of Protein in each ball.
Are Protein Balls good after workout?
Yes! Protein Balls are a great energy source snack which will help you get your proteins and balance your nutrition post a strenuous workout or training session.
Top Tips to make Strawberry Protein Balls
- Adjust the amount of liquid you are adding based on the consistency of the dough and variety of Protein Powder you're using.
- If your blended mixture is too dry add a tablespoon of milk so that it gets sticky and is easy to roll
- If your blended mixture is too wet, freeze it for 10 minutes and then roll it
- The balls wont hold perfect shape in the beginning. Freeze for 10 minutes and then re-roll them for perfect balls
- If you're using fresh strawberries, then do not add milk
- Soak the pitted dates in hot water for 20-30 minutes so that they blend easily.
Strawberry Protein Balls
- 87 gm Protein Powder Vanilla flavor (3.06oz)
- 1 cup Cashews 128gm or 4.5oz
- 12 Dates pitted and soaked
- 2 cups Strawberries dried (42gm or 1.4oz)
- ¼ cup Low Fat Milk 59ml or 2fl oz
- 1 cup Shredded Coconut to roll the balls
- Combine all the ingredients except shredded coconut in a high speed blender until it gets nice and sticky.
- Now, roll the blended mixture into cute little balls and coat them with shredded coconut. Freeze for 10 minutes.
- And these are ready to serve!