These Vegan Gingerbread Protein Balls are simple and nutritious and make a great snack, workout fuel, or dessert!
Time for another tasty guest post. Allow me to introduce you to my girl Deryn from Running on Real Food. I discovered her blog late last year and I’m obsessed with it. She posts amazing recipes, great blogging tips, and so much more! If you haven’t already checked her out, go do so immediately. Today she’s here to share a delicious snack with you guys!
Hi, everyone! I am so excited to be posting here on The Lean Green Bean today! I started following Lindsay’s blog a few years ago, just before I decided to start my own healthy living blog, Running on Real Food. She’s been a great inspiration to me and I never would have thought one day I’d have the honour of guest posting here. I’m so glad we were able to connect through the wonderful community of healthy living bloggers.
I’ve learned a lot from Lindsay over the last few years and not just about blogging. I’ve discovered a ton of healthy living bloggers through her Blog Roll and Bean Bytes posts, I’ve been inspired to food prep, enjoyed many of her recipes, been motivated by fitness posts, and learned a lot about nutrition.
For my post today, I decided to share one of my favorite kinds of recipes: no-bake energy balls! If you’ve been following Running on Real Food, you’re probably familiar with my love for really, really easy snack recipes. Everyone seems to be busy these days, and I think we can all use simple, yet nutritious and delicious recipes in our lives. Having healthy snacks on hand can prevent overeating, help you make better food choices, get you through that afternoon slump, and provide the energy you need for busy days and tough workouts.
Today’s no-bake energy ball variety features one of my favourite flavours: gingerbread! The molasses and ground ginger give them that classic gingerbread flavour while the cashew butter, protein powder, and ground flax provide an excellent nutritional profile. These are backed with fibre, protein, and essential fatty acids and they taste just like gingerbread cookie dough!
I hope you all enjoy this recipe! Thanks again for having me today, Lindsay!
Note from Lindsay: How did she know I’m OBSESSED with gingerbread?! Cannot wait to try these.
Deryn is a Vancouver-based healthy living blogger at runningonrealfood.com. She blogs about nutritious, vegan recipes, workouts and tips to living a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
Huge thanks to Deryn for sharing these delicious little treats with us today!Try Vegan Gingerbread Energy Balls from @leangrnbeanblog & @runonrealfood for a tasty snack!Click To Tweet
What your favorite flavor combo for a no-bake snack?
Gingerbread Protein Balls
A taste of the holidays, all year round.
- 1/2 cup cashew butter
- 1/3 cup Vega Perfomance Protein in Vanilla (1 serving)
- 1/3 cup ground flax seeds
- 3 tbsp molasses
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- -finely chopped pecans or walnuts (pictured)
- -unsweetened fine coconut
- -cocoa powder
- -quick oats
- Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix until it forms a dough.
- Roll into balls and then roll in your choice of coating
- Store in the fridge.