Neighborly Protein Balls - 3 Ways!

Neighborly Protein Balls - 3 Ways!

Deliciously Nutritious Protein Balls: Vanilla, Chocolate, and Strawberry Varieties

In the fast-paced world we live in, having convenient and healthy snacks on hand is a game-changer. These homemade protein balls are the perfect solution, offering a delightful combination of flavors and the energy boost you need. Whether you're a fan of classic vanilla, rich chocolate, or the fruity freshness of strawberries, these protein-packed treats are sure to satisfy your taste buds and keep you fueled throughout the day.

Vanilla or Chocolate Protein Balls:

  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ⅓ cup Shaklee Vanilla Plant Protein (or chocolate protein powder for a chocolaty twist)
  • ½ cup creamy all-natural peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup honey (or maple syrup for a vegan option)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Dash of salt (optional)

1. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl.

2. Use a spatula to mix everything until well combined. Adjust the amount of rolled oats if the mixture is too soft.

3. If the mixture struggles to hold a ball shape, add oats gradually (1 tablespoon at a time), stirring well before rolling again.

4. Measure each ball with a 1/8 cup and roll them up with your hands.

5. Store the protein balls in an airtight container in the fridge.

6. Consume within 5 days for optimal freshness.

Variation: For a chocolaty flavor, swap out the vanilla protein powder for Shaklee Chocolate Plant Protein.

Strawberry Energy Balls:

  • 3/4 cup raw cashews
  • 6 pitted Medjool dates
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (divided)
  • 1/3 cup creamy cashew butter
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup freeze-dried strawberries


1. In a food processor, blend cashews until finely chopped.

2. Add dates, 1/4 cup of coconut, cashew butter, maple syrup, chia seeds, vanilla, and salt. Blend until the mixture is well-combined and clumps together.

3. Add freeze-dried strawberries and blend until dispersed throughout the mixture. Scrape down the sides and manually mix as needed.

4. Turn the mixture out into a bowl. Use a 1/8 cup to measure and roll into balls.

5. Spread the remaining 1/2 cup coconut on a plate and roll each ball in coconut.

6. Store the strawberry energy balls in an airtight container in the fridge. Enjoy within 5 days or store in the freezer for a delightful frozen snack.

Whether you're craving the classic combination of vanilla and peanut butter, the richness of chocolate, or the fruity sweetness of strawberries, these protein balls are a versatile and delicious snack option. Packed with wholesome ingredients, they provide a convenient way to boost your energy and satisfy your cravings. Prepare a batch today and enjoy the benefits of these delightful and nutritious treats!

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