10 Healthy Power Balls Recipes (Just 54 Calories) - Lose Weight By Eating (2024)

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These 10 Healthy Power Balls Recipes are all low calorie and require no baking! At just 54 calories, and 10 flavors, you’re sure to find the best low calorie energy bites here!

From “Cookie Dough” power balls, to “Peaches and Cream” and even “Trail Mix” energy bites, there are so many flavors to choose from.

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I’ll share nut free and vegan options for healthy power balls, and even share some tips on adding protein power to these little snacks. So you can have low calorie protein packed energy bites that suit your specific dietary needs.

10 Healthy Power Balls Recipes

What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Ingredients in No Bake Energy Bites (shopping list!)
  • How to Make Low Calorie Energy Bites
  • Low Calorie Power Balls Recipes (recipe card!)
  • Nutrition and Calories in Power Balls

Ingredients in No Bake Energy Bites

I like to make these no bake energy bites with all natural ingredients. You can lower the sugar by swapping out the honey for keto syrup, but I wanted to make these with whole ingredients and that’s what you’ll see below.

With 10 recipes to choose from I know you’ll find a favorite. The basic power ball ingredients are just the starting point. You’ll find more ingredients for the 10 different flavors below.

Basic Power Ball Ingredients:

  • Oatmeal – old fashioned oats are best, and get Gluten-free if you’re gluten intolerant.
  • Flax Seeds – this antioxidant packed seed is hearty and filling.
  • Vanilla Extract – adds a ton of flavor for virtually no calories!
  • Nut or Seed Butter – helps bind the energy bites, use your favorite in this recipe.
  • Honey or Maple Syrup – another binder for the power balls, these also sweeten them up.
  • Protein Powder – optional to add, but will boost the protein in these energy balls.
  • More Add-Ins – see below for more add-ins in the 10 flavors (just below the photo!)
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Add-In Ingredients and Ingredient Swaps:

Above I reviewed the “basic” recipe for energy bites. In this section you get to pick your add-ins, to find swaps to make the power balls vegan and even nut free!

1. Vegan Power Balls:

  • Real maple syrupin place of honey
  • Vegan chocolate chips

2. Cookie Dough Power Balls:

  • Semi sweet chocolate chips

3. Double Chocolate Chip Power Balls:

  • Cocoa powder
  • Semi sweet chocolate chips

4. Chocolate Coconut Power Balls:

  • Semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes

5. PB&J Power Balls:

  • Dried cherries

6. Peaches and Cream Power Balls:

  • Dried peaches
  • White chocolate chips

7. White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Power Balls:

  • White chcolate chips
  • Macadamia nuts

8. German Chocolate Chip Power Balls:

  • Cocoa powder
  • Coconut flakes
  • Chopped walnuts

9. Trail Mix Power Balls:

  • Sunflower seeds
  • Chocolate chips
  • Chopped peanuts
  • Raisins

10. Nut-Free Power Balls:

  • Pitted datesin place of nut butter
  • Oatmeal

How to Make Low Calorie Energy Bites

These low calorie energy bites don’t require any cooking, it’s just a matter of combining the ingredients and rolling into balls.

I do recommend getting your hands a little wet before rolling the power balls up, this will stop the ingredients from sticking to your hands.

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How to Make Low Calorie Energy Bites:

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl with a spatula, you may need to add a little more maple syrup to make it more workable.Once you can ball up the ingredients in your hand you have the right consistency.
  2. Get your hands wet, then take ping-pong sized balls of the protein ball mixture and roll in your hands. Place on a parchment lined plate and place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.

Low Calorie Power Balls Recipes

This low calorie energy bite recipe is quick and easy, and just 54 calories! You can store extras in your freezer, this can help you from eating them all at once (not that I have any experience doing that- wink) or just for meal prepping healthy snacks for the week.

More Low Calorie Snack Recipes:

  • Low Calorie Frozen Grapes {62 Calories}
  • Low Calorie Cucumber Rolls {40 Calories}
  • Low Calorie Chocolate Chip Cookies {36 Calories}
  • Low Calorie Smoothies {38 Calories}
  • Low Calorie Strawberry Popsicles {26 Calories}

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10 Low Calorie Power Balls Recipes

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10 Healthy Recipes for Power Balls.

Below you will find directions for a Basic Power Balls, plus 10 add in ingredients to make delicious combinations like PB&J and German Chocolate Cake!

I've supplied a nut-free protein ball recipe, options with and without chocolate, and nutritional information at the bottom.

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Prep Time 15 minutes mins

Cook Time 0 minutes mins

Total Time 15 minutes mins

Course Snack

Cuisine American

Servings 20 servings

Calories 54 kcal

Ingredients

BASIC POWER BALLS RECIPE:

1. Vegan Power Balls:

2. Cookie Dough Power Balls:

3. Double Chocolate Chip Power Balls:

5. PB&J Power Balls:

6. Peaches and Cream Power Balls:

7. White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Power Balls:

8. German Chocolate Chip Power Balls:

9. Trail Mix Power Balls:

10. Nut-Free Power Balls: (blend the following together, then move to bowl and add toppings)

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl with a spatula, you may need to add a little more maple syrup to make it more workable.

    Once you can ball up the ingredients in your hand you have the right consistency.

  • Get your hands wet, then take ping-pong sized balls of the protein ball mixture and roll in your hands. Place on a parchment lined plate and place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1power ballCalories: 54kcalCarbohydrates: 8.1gProtein: 3.2gFat: 1.1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 25mgPotassium: 39mgFiber: 1.1gSugar: 3.6gCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg

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Nutrition and Calories in Power Balls

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FAQ for Protein Balls | Power Balls | Energy Balls

These protein balls areas easy, no bake snack. They’re packed full of good for you ingredients, and hold well in the fridge for up to a week.

I like to pop the oatmeal energy balls in the freezer, this way when I take them on the go… they don’t get mushy.

Below I will answer all your Power Balls Recipes questions in the FAQ, be sure to comment with any new questions, or your favorite flavor of our healthy energy balls recipes.

Power Balls FAQ:

Below are some popular questions for power balls, also known as protein balls, and energy balls or bites.

Do protein balls work?

Protein balls work! They give you a boost of energy and make great snacks for before or after workouts. These Metabolism Boosting Protein Balls also help increase fat loss, and they’re just 54 calories!

Is it bad to eat uncooked oatmeal?

In small batches, raw oatmeal is both safe and healthy to eat. One of the reasons these energy bites help keep you full for so long, is that the oatmeal expands in your tummy as you digest it. Keeping you full, longer. Just be sure to stick to no more than 2-3 energy bites at a time to avoid bloating.

When should I eat protein balls?

Protein balls are great after a workout, or in the afternoon as a pick me up snack. They don’t make ideal nighttime snacks… so I would recommend sticking to daytime snacking for your protein balls. Try this 54 Calorie Protein Balls!

Does peanut butter give you energy?

Protein can give your body a boost of energy… so yes, absolutely peanut butter can boost energy. Just be sure to get all natural peanut butter, without any added sweetener… Or the “pick me up” you get will end with a sugar crash!

Do protein balls go bad?

Just like any all natural food, protein balls do go bad.We recommend one week or less in the fridge, and 3 months or less in the freezer. Try these 54 calorie Healthy Protein Balls, we like to make a large batch and freeze 1/2.

Are protein balls good for weight loss?

Yes protein balls make a good snack for weight loss, and yes you can overdo it by eating too many. We recommend snacks equal 100-150 calories… that means average 2-3 protein balls. (But These Protein Balls are just 50 calories!)

Why are my protein balls not sticking together?

If your protein balls are not sticking together you may need more liquid. Try 1 tablespoon of water at a time until you can get them to ball up. These Skinny Protein Energy Balls are just 54 calories and so easy to make!

Are Protein Balls healthy for you?

Protein balls can be extremely healthy for you… in moderation! What we love about our protein ball recipe is that you can add more protein, make them vegan or nut free, they cater to all dietary restrictions. Try the recipe!

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Article History:

  • Originally written and published June 15, 2020 by Audrey Johns
  • Updated on October 22, 2020 by Audrey Johns
  • Updated on March 28, 2023 by Audrey Johns
  • Updated on July 11, 2023 by Audrey Johns
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