These chocolate gingerbread protein balls are a festive snack that is perfect to take on the go! These protein balls are super easy to make with simple ingredients you most likely already have in your pantry!
With the holidays just around the corner, I wanted to create a quick holiday recipe that is portable and macro friendly. These easy protein balls are perfect to throw in your purse or the kids' lunchboxes for a great snack packed with protein, and healthy carbs and fats. The balanced macros in these small bites will provide you with the energy you need without all the sugars of processed protein bars. Best part is, I threw these together in only 10 minutes with ingredients that are always in my pantry!
Gingerbread Protein Bites Ingredients
- Chocolate protein powder
- Almond butter
- Unsweetened almond milk
How to make these gingerbread protein balls
Another perk to these protein balls is it only takes one bowl! All you need to do to make these is combine all your ingredients together in a large mixing bowl, and mix well. You can stir these by hand to mix, but if you have an electric mixer, I recommend using that. I used my standing mixer, and it worked beautifully.
After the ingredients are mixed well, use your hands to form balls about one inch in diameter. I used a tablespoon to scoop the mixture for each ball to keep them uniform in size (this is important for accurate macros.) Place the formed balls on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Refrigerate the protein bites for at least one hour.
When using a tablespoon, you should have 15 protein balls.
What type of protein powder should I use?
I use my FASTer Way chocolate grass-fed beef protein, and it is delicious! However, you can use any protein powder you prefer, but just know that macros will vary depending on the nutrition facts of the particular brand that you choose to use.