These No Bake Peanut Butter Protein Balls are an easy and small power snack that will keep you going once you’ve hit your slump.Jump to Recipe
No Bake Peanut Butter Protein Balls
When I’m on a productivity roll while working, one of the worst things I can do is take a break to eat a meal. But it’s also hard to concentrate when your stomach is growling.
I take these with me when I go to coffee shops to work and don’t want to spend more money on food but also don’t want to go home and eat. Usually, they keep me going for an extra 3 to 4 hours.
No Bake Peanut Butter Protein Balls contain:
- Rolled oats
- Chocolate protein powder
- Hemp seeds
- Chia seeds
- Peanut butter
- Maple syrup
- Coconut oil (optional)
To make them, you combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly until you can form balls.
Peanut Butter Oil Content
The type of peanut butter you use will make a difference though. I suggest using natural peanut butter but the oil content can vary greatly between brands.
Depending on what brand you use, you might have to add 1 to 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil in order to have enough wetness for the balls to hold shape.
Powering My 2020 Goals
While these No Bake Peanut Butter Protein Balls help power my goals away from the house, I recently took some steps to increase my productivity at home.
Buying a Desk and Chair
I bought a secretary desk and chair so I could turn my room into a home office. My room offers me privacy, quiet, and it has all the tools and resources I use to do my work. But without a desk, I didn’t get any work done.
If I didn’t want to work on the dining room table or at a coffee shop, I would try to work on my bed but would eventually end up reading, sleeping, or watching something on Netflix.
So far, it’s helped a lot and my room is now both a comfortable office AND a comfortable place to relax and chill after work.
Changed My Morning Routine
The second step I took to increase my productivity was to change up my schedule. My natural bedtime is 11-12 PM and I haven’t been able to make it earlier. So, I created morning goals that made sure I got enough sleep.
Originally my morning goals were:
- Wake up at 6 every morning
- Walk or exercise
- Journaling free-write or meditation
- Start working no later than 9
There’s so much advice out there about making your mornings slow and self-reflective. It seems like all really successful people walk, meditate, or journal early in the morning.
But doing it this way, I only had about four productive hours. I lose a lot of steam after lunch (digestion problems) and in the afternoon (2 or 3).
Now I wake up at 5:30 and make sure I’m up, hair done, and dressed by 6:30. And I start work immediately. My brain is sharpest early in the morning. Working from 6:30-3:30, I’ve gotten so much more work done and have been less stressed doing it.
Let’s hope the trend continues! How are you powering your 2020 goals?
Other High Protein Recipes
- Banana Bread Protein Shake
- Granola Protein Power
- Cherry Overnight Oats with Cacao and Peanut Butter
- Salmon Grain Bowl with Asparagus
- Salmon Quinoa Bowl
No Bake Peanut Butter Protein Balls
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt depending on the peanut butter you use
- 1 and 1/4 cups natural peanut butter
- 4 tablespoons maple syrup depending on the peanut butter you use
- 1 to 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil depending on how oily your peanut butter is
- Combine everything in a bowl and mix with your hands until the mixture is able to hold a shape when you compress it. Depending on the amount of oil the natural peanut butter you use has, you might have to add 1 or 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil. You can also add more maple syrup if you want a sweeter tasting protein ball.
- Pack a 1.5” cookie scooper (or a heaping tablespoon) with the mixture and release it into your hands. Form a ball and continue until all the mixture has been used. Dust with cocoa powder if desired.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 or 3 weeks.