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Orange Oatmeal Protein Balls

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Tangy and tasty, these little Orange Oatmeal Protein Balls are packed full of protein and slow-releasing carbs. They are so easy to make and are a tasty afternoon pick-me-up or midday energy boost!

Orange Protein Energy Balls in a bowl with Sprouts Vegan Protein in the background

When I want a quick and easy snack, protein balls are a forerunner. Not only are they quick and easy, they can be so versatile as well.

A few years ago, when I resolved to give up sugar for 3 months, orange cardamom protein balls & mocha almond protein balls ( made with a zero-sugar sweetener ) were my afternoon go-to. When I wanted something festive but protein-packed, I made a batch of peppermint protein balls. When the holidays called for a more decadent snack, peanut butter chocolate balls took center stage.

What are protein balls made of?

Protein balls, also known as energy balls, lactation bites, or power bites, are usually made with:
1) a protein-packed nut butter,
2) some sort of slow-releasing carb,
3) a sweetener, and
4) a variety of add-ins to add flavor and texture.

Ingredients to make Orange Protein Energy Balls in a glass bowl.

Protein balls like these Orange Oatmeal ones are made with only 9 plant-based ingredients, which are:
• Almond butter,
• Oats,
• Honey,
• Ground flaxseed,
• Raisins,
• Orange,
• Vanilla extract,
• Almond extract, and
• Sprouts Vegan Vanilla Protein Powder.

By the way, if you are considering embarking on a plant-based diet and are looking to incorporate a protein powder in it, I would love to draw your attention to Sprouts Vegan Protein Powder.

Sprouts Vegan Protein

Sprouts Vegan Protein Powder comes with a hefty 20 grams of protein per serving. It is available in 3 delicious flavors such as vanilla, chocolate, and salted caramel, and comes in a variety of sizes. There are even 1-serving envelopes you could get of all 3 flavors and then decide which one is your favorite.

I so enjoy shopping at Sprouts. Not only do they have an amazing variety of fresh produce, but they also carry some of the best supplements and vitamins as well.

And, I am so glad to have found Sprouts Vegan Protein Powder. It is soy-free, gluten-free, and is easy on my gut. Usually, it can be found in the Vitamin Department at Sprouts.

Delicious Orange Protein Energy Balls with Sprouts Vegan Protein

I love using Sprouts Vegan Protein Powder in everything from smoothies to warm oatmeal to protein balls like these Orange Oatmeal ones!

I happen to love these Orange Oatmeal Protein Balls as they are so tasty and easy to make. Just add all the 9 ingredients into a bowl and mix them up with a spoon. No need for a food processor or any other gadgets and gizmos. After mixing together all the ingredients, you roll spoonfuls into balls using your hands, and chill in the refrigerator for a few minutes before enjoying.

Are protein-balls good for you?

Protein balls like these Orange Oatmeal Protein Balls can be a nutritious snack or breakfast, in moderation, when incorporated into a balanced diet. However, protein balls such as these Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites are more on the decadent side and make for a delicious dessert.

How do you store these Orange Oatmeal Protein Balls?

These Orange Oatmeal Protein Balls can be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge for upto a week. I have not tried freezing these as they never seem to last longer than 4-5 days in our home.

Green bowl with Orange Protein Energy Balls in it.

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Green bowl with Orange Protein Energy Balls in it.

Orange Oatmeal Protein Balls

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Tangy and tasty, these little Orange Protein Oatmeal Balls are packed
full of protein and slow-releasing carbs. They are so easy to make and are a
tasty afternoon pick-me-up or midday energy boost!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 scoop Sprouts Vegan Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 3 tbsp orange juice
  • zest of ½ orange
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract

Instructions

  1. Add oats, Sprouts vegan vanilla protein powder, flax, almond butter, honey, raisins, vanilla extract, orange juice, orange zest, and almond extract to a bowl and mix well with a spoon.
  2. Then, when the ingredients are mixed well, gather about 2 tablespoons, and roll into balls with your hands.
  3. Chill orange protein oatmeal bites for at least 20 minutes.
  4. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 142Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 0mgSodium 7mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 3gSugar 8gProtein 6g

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John / Kitchen Riffs

Wednesday 6th of January 2021

Wow. These look marvelous. Thanks! And Happy New Year!

David @ Spiced

Tuesday 5th of January 2021

You know, I've never made protein balls before. However, the flavor of these sounds amazing! We're in full-on counting calories and paying attention to ingredients here right now, and a batch of these would be a great snack. Yum! Also, can we get a Sprouts up here? That would be great!

angiesrecipes

Monday 4th of January 2021

A perfect post workout snack! Happy New Year, Shashi.

Toni

Monday 4th of January 2021

These were a huge hit with my kids!! They can't wait for me to make it again!

Sunena

Monday 4th of January 2021

These sound fantastic! Healthy but super yummy - can't wait to try!

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