Chocolate Coconut Protein Balls with Oats

Chocolate Coconut Protein Balls with Oats

This low calorie recipe for chocolate coconut protein balls with oats has 2 scoops of protein powder, and less than 1 gram of sugar!

These healthy protein balls with protein powder make a great snack. I love that these low calorie protein balls travel well, and I always make them in bulk and store them in the freezer!

Chocolate Coconut Protein Balls with Oats

You can make these peanut butter protein balls, or almond butter protein balls… In fact, you can use your favorite nut butter to make this protein balls no bake recipe.

I’ve also made these protein balls low carb, vegan and gluten free! I know you’ll love these low calorie protein balls, so you might as well make a double batch today (wink).

This low calorie recipe for chocolate coconut protein balls has less than 1 gram of sugar!

Chocolate Coconut Protein Balls with Oats

This article will supply you with everything you’ll need to make a chocolate protein balls vegan recipe.

From a shopping list, to a printable recipe card. You’ll even find tips to make coconut protein balls low calorie, and a nutrition label!

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To make these chocolate protein balls easy, I’ve supplied you with the following sections.

Reda through them for helpful resources, or skip ahead to the printable recipe card.

What You’ll Find in this Article:

Helpful Tip for Shopping: Take a screenshot of the shopping list to your phone. This way you have it at your fingertips the next time you go grocery shopping.

Recipe Card Uses: You can email yourself this recipe card so you can easily search for it (I have a folder in email just for recipes!) Or print it so you have it handy, and can make notes. You can even pin this oats protein balls recipe to Pintrest so it is safely stored for you.

Up next, a shopping list for chocolate protein balls homemade…

No Bake Protein Balls Ingredients

This chocolate protein balls oats recipe is easy and versatile.

Once you read through the low calorie tips for energy protein balls, you can apply them to all your favorite protein balls with peanut butter, or almond butter.

Low Calorie Tips for Making Coconut Protein Balls Recipes:

  • Low calorie all natural honey substitute… this all natural almost ZERO CALORIE honey substitute is also vegan… so everyone can enjoy the recipe.
  • Old fashioned oatmeal… old fashioned (or rolled) oats are bigger, and therefore you don’t need as much. You can use quick oats, but you’ll need to add more (about 1/4 cup) and that will mean more calories.
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut… make sure to get unsweetened coconut for this high protein balls recipe! It will save you calories and lots of sugar!
Chocolate Coconut Protein Balls with Oats

Shopping List for Protein Balls Recipes:

Special Tip: You can find all the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of protein balls chocolate with coconut you want to make, and it will do all the measurement math for you! All of the ingredients for oatmeal protein balls with almond butter can be doubled or tripled with the click of a button.

Up next, how to make chocolate coconut protein balls easy…

How to Make Protein Balls Healthy

This chocolate protein balls recipe is easy and fun to make. And the rolling in coconut isn’t just pretty. It keeps the coconut protein balls from sticking together!

I like to store the healthy protein balls in a gallon freezer bag, in the freezer. They’re “safer” in there as I have to defrost them (or at least I tell myself I have to) and therefore I can’t snack endlessly.

I’ve supplied storage tips below so you have options, and so you don’t eat all these low calorie protein balls in one sitting…

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How to Make Protein Balls with Protein Powder:

  1. To a large bowl, combine the nut butter, honey substitute, vanilla, oatmeal, protein powder, cocoa powder, and flax seeds.
  2. To a shallow bowl, add the shredded coconut.
  3. Mix the ingredients in the large bowl together, and roll into 20 ping-pong sized balls.
  4. Once each is done, roll in the shredded coconut and place on a plate.
  5. Store in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer for up to a month.

Special Tip: You can find these directions, along with measurements, nutrition and more in the sharable recipe card in the next section!

Storage and Meal Prep Tips for Low Calorie Protein Balls:

  • Freeze the Low Calorie Protein Balls: Add the low calorie protein balls to a plate or cookie sheet topped with parchment paper. Make sure they have space between them, and pop the tray into the freezer. Once frozen solid, add to a freezer bag or container.
  • Meal Prep The Low Calorie Protein Balls: To make meal prep healthy protein balls, decide how many of these protein snack bites you want to make (the recipe card below will help you double or triple the ingredients with a click of a button). Spread out your bags or small meal prep containers. Add 2 protein balls to each and add to the fridge. Alternatively you can freeze then (see above) and then do this, and pop back in the freezer to last longer.

Up next, a sharable recipe card for the best power protein balls recipe…

Chocolate Coconut Protein Balls with Oats

You can make this chocolate protein balls recipe peanut butter based or almond butter based… Any nut butter will work.

I’ve even supplied you with our favorite chocolate protein powder for protein balls in the recipe card below. But you can use your favorite.

Please note that this protein powder is 150 calories for 2 scoops (you may only want one scoop of a different brand).

5 BEST Healthy Protein Balls with Protein Powder

5 BEST Low Calorie Protein Balls

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These chocolate protein balls with oats are just 69 calories and have 2 scoops of protein powder in them!
You can make these healthy protein balls with protein powder in just a few minutes, and store them for healthy snacks all week (or month) long!
You can also make these no bake protein balls with almond butter, or peanut butter… or any nut butter you prefer.
5 from 28 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 20 servings
Calories 69 kcal

Ingredients
  

4 More Protein Ball Toppings:

  • 1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal (in place of shredded coconut)
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds (in place of shredded coconut)
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds (in place of shredded coconut)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (in place of shredded coconut)

Instructions
 

  • To a large bowl, combine the nut butter, honey substitute, vanilla, oatmeal, protein powder, cocoa powder, and flax seeds.
  • To a shallow bowl, add the shredded coconut.
  • Mix the ingredients in the large bowl together, and roll into 20 ping-pong sized balls.
  • Once each is done, roll in the shredded coconut (or other topping) and place on a plate.
  • Store in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer for up to a month.

Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1ballCalories: 69kcalCarbohydrates: 4.6gProtein: 2.7gFat: 4.8gSaturated Fat: 0.6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 35mgPotassium: 73mgFiber: 1.2gSugar: 0.7gCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg
Keyword protein, snack
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Nutrition and Calories in Protein Balls with Coconut

The nutrition and calories shown below are based off 1 protein ball, using the original coconut topped recipe.

Important Note: As a reminder, at Lose Weight By Eating it is our goal to make you healthier, all-natural versions of your favorite recipes… not all will be “diet worthy” depending on the diet you are on. But they will be healthier versions to help curb your cravings.

Chocolate Coconut Protein Balls with Oats

FAQ – Energy Balls Q&A

Are protein balls fattening?

Most recipes for protein balls are very high in calories and sugar. Which does making them fattening. But these Low Calorie Protein Balls are low calorie and naturally fat burning.

How many calories does a protein ball have?

The average protein ball recipe has over 100 calories per small ball. However, these Low Calorie Protein Balls are just 69 calories, and packed with metabolism boosting ingredients!

Are energy bites good for you?

Some energy bites are very good for you (boosting metabolism, increasing energy) but many are packed with calories, unhealthy fats, and too much sugar. These Low Calorie Energy Bites are great for weight loss and maintenance.

How long do energy balls last in the fridge?

Energy balls will last 1 week in the fridge, and 1 month in the freezer. Make a batch of these Fat Burning Energy Bites and freeze half for ready made healthy snacks.

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