Arbonne Protein Balls (4 Ways) for a Healthy Treat

Arbonne protein balls (4-ways) using Arbonne Essentials Protein Shake Mix.

Vegan Brownie, Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodle, and Date & Chia Protein Ball Recipes

I have a serious sweet-tooth. The first time I did my 30 Days to Healthy Living, the protein shakes were a savior because it meant I could have something sweet. But when you’re stressed or exhausted and on the verge of binging on ice-cream while you lounge in front of the TV and calling it one of your “cheat meals”, stop yourself!

There’s a better way to get a sweet treat on 30 Days to Healthy Living that doesn’t involve “cheating”.

Making some protein balls and sticking them in the fridge to pull out whenever you get a sweet tooth is a great way to stick to your program. They’re delicious and they have ingredients that follow the program (no peanut-butter, no dairy, no soy).

Protein Balls Ingredients

First thing first… yes, you DO have to sweeten these. I tried a few batches with little to no sweetener, and it was difficult to get the consistency or the taste that I was looking for. If you want these to taste like a treat, there does need to be a little sweetener in them.

For that, I’ve used honey in three of the recipes below, and dates in the last one. Let’s look at each one:

Raw Honey

Raw honey is not only a completely naturally occuring sugar in nature, it has incredibly beneficial properties. It’s good for digestion and balancing gut flora, and has plenty of great vitamins and minerals.

You can also substitute maple syrup. Maple syrup is another naturally occuring sugar and has a lot of healthy components, just like honey. It’s a little runnier, so be prepared to use just a little less.

Always try to get your honey from a trusted local source that sells raw, organic honey. Pasteurized honey or “honey-like products” are not the same and don’t hold the same benefits.

(Children under 1 should NOT eat honey!)

Dates

Dates are a healthy ingredient to add to your Arbonne Protein Balls for 30 Days to Healthy Living.

Dates are one of my favorite things. They’re incredibly sweet on their own so there’s no need to add anything additional to these. Dates are packed full of all kinds of vitamins and minerals, as well as fiber, which makes them a great substitute for other kinds of sweeteners.

Dates are packed with vitamins and minerals, and fiber, which means that it’s less likely to cause a blood-sugar spike.

When you make a date paste, you just process it in the food processor and add water a little at a time to get a smooth, sticky paste that you’ll use in the superfood antioxidant protein ball recipe below!

Arbonne Protein Powder

Learn about the Arbonne Protein Powder that you can use for these protein balls recipes! Arbonne’s Protein powder is sweetened with stevia and a small amount of raw cane sugar. It also has some supplemented vitamins and minerals to help you get all the nutrient building blocks that your body needs.

Other ingredients

You’re also going to need something to keep the protein balls from getting too dry. Almond butter and a little bit of coconut oil go a long way in making sure you get the consistency that you want.

Make no mistake: these are still a treat. They have a lot of protein and healthy fats, but if you eat too many, it’s just as bad as binging on cookies. Everything in moderation.

The nice thing is that because these have a higher calorie-density and tons of fiber, you’ll get fuller faster and hopefully won’t feel the need to eat too many!

Putting it all together….

When making your recipes, you essentially will combine the dry ingredients together, the wet ingredients in a separate bowl, and then combine the two. It helps if you use your hands instead of a spoon toward the end, because they can get a little tough.

Arbonne protein powder has a tendency to be drier than some of the other protein powders out there. Not only that, but depending on whether your oats are whole or you decide to grind them in the food processor for a finer texture, you might need to adjust your wet ingredients. And finding a balance in the recipe between the wet ingredients and the dry ingredients is crucial to make sure the balls don’t crumble or don’t lose their shape after they’ve been sitting.

Too wet? If you find that your batter is too wet after adding all the ingredients, add some more ground almonds or oats.

Too dry? If you find that your batter is too dry, add a little water or almond milk about a teaspoon at a time, mixing it well, until you reach the consistency that you want.

Here’s a couple of the other recipes out there that inspired the recipes for these Arbonne Protein Balls:

arbonne protein balls ingredients

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Arbonne Protein Balls 4 Ways

Fudge Brownie Arbonne Protein Balls

I first tried these with dates, but the flavor of the dates were overpowering the chocolate and they weren’t as fudgy as I’d have liked. So I reverted back to honey to sweeten these.

The coconut oil adds some richness without making them greasy.

Ingredients

Arbonne Protein Balls Fudge Brownie.

1/2 cup gluten-free, old-fashioned oats (you can ground these for a finer texture in your protein balls)
1/2 cup almond butter
1 scoop Arbonne Essentials chocolate protein shake mix
1/4 cup ground almonds (medium to fine ground)
1/4 cup raw honey
1 Tbsp water (plus some additional)
2 tsp cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp coconut oil
pinch of salt

Directions

Mix together the dry ingredients: oats, Arbonne protein powder, ground almonds, cocoa powder, salt.

In a separate bowl, mix together wet ingredients: almond butter, honey, water, vanilla extract, coconut oil.

Pour the wet mix over the dry and mix together. Use your hands if it gets too tough. Add additional water if the mix is too dry, or ground almonds if the mix is too wet.

When you’re pleased with the consistency, roll into 1 inch balls, place on parchment paper on a plate, and put in the fridge to chill slightly. Transfer them to a ziploc container or tupperware once they’re a little stiffer.

Makes about 10-12 protein balls. Store in the fridge for about 5 days.

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Chocolate Chip Arbonne Protein Balls

Ingredients

Arbonne Protein Balls Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

3/4 cup gluten-free, old-fashioned oats (you can ground these for a finer texture in your protein balls)
1/2 cup almond butter
1 scoop vanilla protein
1/4 cup raw honey
1 Tbsp water (approx.
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp coconut oil
pinch of salt
2-4 Tbsp dark chocolate, chopped

Directions

Mix together the dry ingredients: oats, Arbonne protein powder, dark chocolate, salt.

In a separate bowl, mix together wet ingredients: almond butter, honey, water, vanilla extract, coconut oil.

Pour the wet mix over the dry and mix together. Use your hands if it gets too tough. Add additional water if the mix is too dry, or ground almonds if the mix is too wet.

When you’re pleased with the consistency, roll into 1 inch balls, place on parchment paper on a plate, and put in the fridge to chill slightly. Transfer them to a ziploc container or tupperware once they’re a little stiffer.

Makes about 10-12 protein balls. Store in the fridge for about 5 days.

Snickerdoodle Arbonne Protein Balls

While I have a tendency to favor chocolate, I was surprised at how delicious these Snickerdoodle Arbonne Protein Balls turned out! I used vanilla protein powder, but I bet the cinnamon roll or chai Arbonne protein powder would be extraordinary in these!

Ingredients

Arbonne Protein Balls Snickerdoodle Cinnamon.

3/4 cup gluten-free, old-fashioned oats (you can ground these for a finer texture in your protein balls)
1/2 cup almond butter
1 scoop vanilla protein
1/4 cup raw honey
1 Tbsp water (approx.)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt

Directions

Mix together the dry ingredients: oats, Arbonne protein powder, cinnamon, salt.

In a separate bowl, mix together wet ingredients: almond butter, honey, water, vanilla extract, coconut oil.

Pour the wet mix over the dry and mix together. Use your hands if it gets too tough. Add additional water if the mix is too dry, or ground almonds if the mix is too wet.

When you’re pleased with the consistency, roll into 1 inch balls, place on parchment paper on a plate, and put in the fridge to chill slightly. Transfer them to a ziploc container or tupperware once they’re a little stiffer.

Makes about 10-12 protein balls. Store in the fridge for about 5 days.

Superfood Date & Chia Arbonne Protein Balls for 30 Days to Healthy Living

With only dates to sweeten these Arbonne Protein balls, they are the “healthiest” choice. I’ve also added chia seeds for an extra vegan dose of omega-3s. When you add in extras like pumpkin seeds (pepitas) or coconut, you’re getting additional doses of healthy vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids that your body needs.

Dates are incredibly healthy, with tons of fiber, they won’t give you a blood-sugar rush. Even dark chocolate has a high antioxidant profile!

Ingredients

1/2 cup pitted dates (about 8 dates)
1/3 cup ground oats
1/3 cup ground almonds
1 scoop Arbonne protein powder of your choice (vanilla, chocolate)
1-2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp chia seeds
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
water as needed
1-2 Tbsp seeds or coconut (raw, unsalted sunflower seeds, pepitas, or unsweetened, dried coconut flakes–optional)

Directions

Using your food processor, ground the almonds. Once they’re medium to fine, add the oats and pulse a few more times.

Remove to a bowl and add chia seeds, the scoop of Arbonne protein powder, cocoa powder, and pinch of salt. Add whatever add-ins you want, like sunflower seeds, coconut flakes, or dark chocolate. Stir to mix.

Return to your food processor and put in the dates. (No need to clean it.) Pulse the dates. Once they begin to break up, start adding water about 1/2 tsp at a time. Add the vanilla extract as well. I probably used about a tablespoon of water total before I had a nice, thick paste consistency.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry. You can mix by hand like the other protein balls, or you can chuck it all in the food processor. I find that I can make sure I get the correct consistency and a more complete mix when I do it by hand, but it’s a little more difficult than the other non-date protein balls.

Roll into 1 inch balls, place on parchment paper on a plate, and put in the fridge to chill slightly. Transfer them to a ziploc container or tupperware once they’re a little stiffer.

Makes about 10-12 protein balls. Store in the fridge for about 5 days.

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