Om Nom Ally - Almond Protein Freezer Bites

Almond Freezer Protein Balls

Alison Murray Recipes 18 Comments

Chocolate truffles, saucy meatballs, aranchini, falafel, bocconcini, scoops of ice-cream, cake pops…
Some of the most enjoyable foods are ball shaped.

With only five ingredients (and the optional added natural sweeteners), these protein balls are a fantastic ball-shaped bite. Pop some in your bag on the way to the gym for a perfectly thawed, chewy snack after you’ve finished your workout. Grab one from the freezer when you get from home work to tide you over until dinner. Scoff one down with breakfast for a morning energy hit. Or just eat one because you’re craving a natural snack bite filled with superfood wholegrain, nut and dairy ingredients! They are satisfyingly nutty, chewy and are only mildly sweet; you can add stevia or another sweetener to the mix if you have a serious sweet tooth.

Om Nom Ally - Almond Protein Freezer Bites

I’ve told you before how much I love cottage cheese and it’s with good reason – it’s high in  casein and whey, calcium, riboflavin and B12. It’s not the only accessible superfood ingredient in this freezer snack though; this recipe also contains almond butter, oats which are high in betaglucan, BCAA-containing whey protein powder and antioxidant rich cacao (or cocoa powder). Where possible buy organic ingredients (particularly dairy products)  for your protein balls and grind your almond butter at home if you have a good quality blender to ensure it’s super fresh.

While you can keep these protein balls in the fridge if you want, freezing really allows them to firm up for a denser and chewier texture. Freezing is also the best option if you’re not going to eat them within a few days to prevent spoilage. Lastly, if protein balls aren’t your desired snack shape you can also use silicon moulds, ice cube trays or use some baking paper to roll the mixture into protein bars.

Om Nom Ally - Almond Protein Freezer Bites

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Almond Freezer Protein Balls
 
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If you want easy, home-made protein balls with only five superfood, wholegrain, nut and dairy ingredients - you've found the right recipe!
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Recipe type: Protein Snacks
Cuisine: Egg-free, Soy-free, Wheat-free, Vegetarian.
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 250g cottage cheese
  • 3 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup no additives whey protein powder
  • ½ tbsp cocoa/raw cacao powder
  • optional: small amount of stevia, honey or maple syrup to taste
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, stir until well combined. Roll mixture into 12 balls and place on a baking paper lined baking sheet.
  2. Loosely cover with aluminium foil and freeze for 30 minutes. Store in fridge for up to 1 week or in freezer for up to 3 months in an airtight container.
  3. Allow to thaw at room temperature for approx 5-10 minutes before eating from freezer,
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Alison is a naturopath in training, store manager of the Gluten Free Shop and a food blogger extraordinaire! Passionate about creating real food recipes that are simple. delicious, and economical, Alison is also a Health & Wellness Coach and a Spiritual Healer. She lives in Melbourne, VIC, Australia and spends her free time cooking, baking and blending.
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Comments 18

  1. SandraM

    These look very interesting. Not a fan of almond butter, but I imagine peanut butter would work. Good idea for a low carb snack. Am going to try this soon.

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  2. Rose

    Cottage cheese, eh? Gotta try these out! Looks great! You can never have enough healthy snack food around the house. I’m the opposite of Sandra, though. I LOVE almond butter… peanut butter is ok ;)

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      Alison Murray

      Hahaha! I’m a fence-sitter, I love all nut butters equally ;) It’s true about never having enough healthy snack foods in the house. I’m been craving sugar like crazy lately and it’s always great to have the better options within hand’s reach. Thanks for the comment Rose!

  3. Savannah

    These look wonderful and I love that they are gluten free. I’ll be making up a batch and taking them with me whenever I think I’ll need a gluten free snack! Pinned!

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  4. Miz Helen

    I love Almond Protein Balls! Your recipe is fabulous and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  5. Marian

    These Almond Freezer Protein Balls look fantastic. I love cottage cheese too. Quick question on the cottage cheese – how much do I use? I’m not certain about 250g ? Would you confirm please? I can’t wait to try these. Thanks! Marian

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      Alison Murray

      Thanks for dropping by Marian! If you’re not keen on using the whole 250g of cottage cheese, you could use 150-200g and then add more nut butter and a little bit more oats. Using more nut butter might make them a little less firm, but freezing them will take care of this anyway. If you’re planning on eating them straight from the fridge instead then a tablespoon of coconut or almond flour will help with binding. Hope this helps!

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      Alison Murray

      Thanks Brooke! I know I’m finding them to be really handy, I’ve been eating one later after dinner when my brain is feeling muddled after too much studying. If I didn’t have these I know I would be craving sugar like crazy…

  6. Becky

    We’ll have to give these a try with sunbutter. They would be great to have on hand for a quick snack. Thanks for stopping by Tuesday Greens!

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