Once you go no-bake, you never go back. Isn’t that how the saying goes? It’s just so easy to throw together some delicious and wholesome ingredients, form them into tasty bite-sized balls and snack on them whenever hunger strikes. And when we’re talking about flavors including cashew and chocolate, today’s no-bake balls are a major crowd pleaser. Plus, they’re made with one of my favorite high-quality plant-based protein powders, Sunwarrior Classic Plus Chocolate, of course.
Just a few months ago, I was able to try the Sunwarrior line of products for the first time, and I’ve fallen in love with the brand’s raw, vegan plant-based protein powder. In fact, the Classic Plus Chocolate is so good that it motivated me to create this healthy snack, serving as the “protein” ingredient. I wanted to be able to enjoy the powder multiple times a day, in addition to drinking it mixed with water after my workout.
I decided to add in some of my other favorite foods and make some simple bites, and it was a major success. Dave and I have been tearing through my latest batch, so I know I’ll be making them again soon.
The process for making these is fantastically easy, mostly because of the following reasons …
- You don’t need a food processor.
- You don’t need a lot of ingredients.
- They can be prepared in about 20 minutes.
- They taste like a dessert, but are healthy and full of good stuff.
- You can eat them with one hand on the go.
- They contain all of my favorite flavors, like chocolate and nuts.
- They are perfect for pre-workout energy, post-workout recovery or just a snack any time of day.
Chocolate cashew no-bake protein balls
Makes about 15-18 balls.
- 1 cup of oats
- 1/2 cup of nut butter
- 1/3 cup of chopped cashews
- 1/3 cup of honey
- 1/3 cup of chocolate protein powder
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds (optional)
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl …
Stir up the mixture, and put it in the fridge for about 20 minute to harden …
Take it out and form 1-inch diameter balls using your hands …
Put the balls in a covered dish in the fridge until you’re ready to eat them.
And that’s it!
While I used Sunwarrior Classic Plus Chocolate protein powder and almond butter in my bites, you can sub in any other chocolate protein powder or nut butter variety of your choice.
Sunwarrior products are top notch
The stand-out of these bites is certainly the Sunwarrior. When it comes to protein powders, Sunwarrior Classic Plus is a major winner. It’s organic, soy free, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, has no artificial ingredients and is totally raw. One scoop of powder has 100 calories and 17 grams of protein, which is a great calorie profile per gram of protein. And by the way, the powder mixes well just with water and has a pleasantly chalky consistency, much smoother than other plant-based powders. Not only can you drink Sunwarrior Classic Plus protein in shakes and smoothies, you can also add it into yogurt, oatmeal, baked goods and of course, these delicious no-bakes.
The proprietary protein blend in Sunwarrior is made up of organic pea, organic brown rice, organic quinoa, organic chia seed and organic amaranth, all of which is hidden underneath the delicious flavors. The Classic Plus comes in Chocolate and Vanilla, both of which I’ve tried and loved and Natural, which I haven’t tried yet. Good stuff!
Sunwarrior protein powder giveaway
Interested in winning a tub of Sunwarrior Classic Plus so you can make some no-bake bites and protein shakes? To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. If you don’t see fields below to enter a comment, then you need to click on the title of this post. From there, you can enter your name and email and write in anything at all you want to share as your entry comment. This giveaway is open to those in the U.S. only and will close on Monday night. And if you don’t win, check out the Sunwarror site to order some products for yourself, for the very reasonable price of just $30 for a 20-serving tub. You can also follow the friendly folks at Sunwarrior on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
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Questions of the day
What’s your favorite healthy snack?
Which flavor tub of Sunwarrior Classic Plus protein powder do you want to win? Chocolate or Vanilla?