A healthy, holiday treat that is perfect for athletes on the go!
Forget about making and decorating a gingerbread house or gingerbread man this winter. These no-bake gingerbread Bodylogix protein energy balls are quick and easy to make, packed with protein, and taste just like a gingerbread cookie!
When you’re on the go from practices to training sessions, being able to have a delicious and healthy snack in your bag that’ll help you keep your energy levels up is everything. As athletes and trainers with very busy schedules, you probably also don’t have loads of time to be spending in the kitchen baking, cooking, and meal prepping. That’s why these no bake gingerbread protein balls are perfect. They have simple ingredients, are gluten-free, taste like dessert, and only take 10 minutes to make.
To make these energy balls, you’ll only need a handful of ingredients that are probably already in your pantry. The base of these energy balls is made using rolled oats. Rolled oats are filling and a great source of fibre. Nut butter is used to help bind the balls, while also providing you with a dose of healthy fats. To replicate that aromatic and memorable gingerbread flavour, you’ll use a blend of warm spices and maple syrup for sweetener. And of course, you can’t forget to add a high-quality protein powder that’ll help your body build muscle and repair tissue.
High protein snacks are popular amongst athletes who are always on the go, but store-bought protein bites and bars can often be loaded with sugar and hidden artificial ingredients. With this no bake protein ball recipe, you can have a satisfying, nutritious snack while knowing exactly what’s in it. This gingerbread protein ball recipe is great for before or after a JOGA session when you need a quick boost of energy or are trying to increase your protein intake.
In this recipe, we used the vanilla bean flavoured whey protein powder by Bodylogix. The Bodylogix Whey Protein powder is made with a blend of whey protein concentrate with protein sourced from grass-fed cows. With no artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners, and non-GMO, Bodylogix delivers safe and clean ingredients to athletes for performance-driven nutrition.
Tips and Modifications
This energy ball recipe is super simple, but we wanted to give you a few extra tips first that’ll help you make sure your gingerbread protein balls come out perfectly!
If the texture of your mixture is coming out like sand and you’re having trouble forming it into a ball, just add a few teaspoons of water until the mixture has reached your desired consistency.
The Bodylogix Whey Protein powder is suitable for vegetarians. However, if you want to make this recipe vegan, simply swap the whey protein powder for Bodylogix’s Vegan Protein, which also comes in the vanilla bean flavour.
To make prep and make time even quicker, you can opt for using a store-bought gingerbread spice instead of using a blend of your own spices.
No-Bake Gingerbread Protein Balls
A simple recipe for a high-protein snack that tastes a lot like soft gingerbread cookies!
Prep time: 10 mins Total time: 10 mins Servings: 14 balls
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ¼ cup almond butter
- ¼ cup Bodylogix Natural Whey Protein Vanilla Bean
- 1 tbs maple syrup
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- ¼ tsp ground allspice
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
- Pinch of cloves
- Pinch of sea salt
- In a food processor, combine all ingredients until mixed together. The mixture should be sticky and firm enough to roll into balls.
- Using a spoon, scoop a small amount of the mixture out and form into a ball with your hands.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or the freezer for up to 3 months.