I was not compensated for this post, however I did receive free samples from Sunwarrior for my review. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.
These gingerbread snack balls are possibly my favorite batch of protein balls I’ve made to date and I have certainly made my fair share. The molasses and other spices give them a rich gingerbread flavor, making them the perfect snack for this holiday season. These snack bites taste like gingerbread cookie dough so if your looking for something sweet, yet healthy, I’ve got you covered.
These gingerbread snack balls are even more amazing because of the extra boost of protein added in with vanilla protein powder. I used Sunwarrior, a vegan plant-based protein made from a raw blend of organic pea, cranberry and hemp seed proteins. It’s free of solvents, GMOs, radiation, artificial flavors, artificial preservatives, and artificial colors. This all-natural blend is easy to digest and it doesn’t taste chalky like some other brands tend to do. Each serving contains branched-chain amino acids as well as other essential amino acids to help aid in building and repairing muscle. In addition to the protein powder these snack balls are rich in iron from the molasses and packed with fiber, protein, and essential fatty acids. With so many health benefits packed into these snack bites they are simply perfect. They are stored in the refrigerator, or freezer, so make a big batch to keep on hand for a quick and easy pre or post workout snack.
Gingerbread Protein Balls
Serves: 15 balls
- ½ cup smooth natural peanut butter
- ¼ cup molasses
- ¼ cup agave
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ginger
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ⅓ cup Sunwarrior vanilla protein Powder
- 1½ cups old fashioned oats
- ½ cup ground flaxseeds
- In a bowl add peanut butter, molasses, and agave. Mix well.
- Add protein powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and oats. Mix until well blended and mixture forms a dough.
- Roll into balls and set on a baking sheet. Place balls in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to harden.
- Keep the protein balls in a sealed container and store in the fridge or freezer.
Serving size: 1 Ball Calories: 143.6 Fat: 6.2 Saturated fat: 1.2 Carbohydrates: 16.7 Sugar: 8.3 Sodium: 71.9 Fiber: 2.5 Protein: 6.0 Cholesterol: 0