Vanilla Chocolate Protein Cookie Dough Balls

A delicious no bake, high protein snack which takes less than 20 minutes to whip up- Perfect for snacking between meals or before and after a workout! Gluten free and very low in sugar too! 

No Bake Vanilla Chocolate Cookie Dough Bites- Have the best of both worlds in these healthy protein packed snacks! @thebigmansworld- thebigmansworld.com

 

Let’s talk fitness for a hot minute. Niki’s fitness

Niki has never been one to stick to any fitness regime or plan and would consider sitting on a couch with her legs up ‘leg raises’. The other morning, she suggested we take a spin class together and being God the epic brother I am, I agreed to tag along. When we arrived, the spin class was cancelled and Niki suggested we have our own spin class using the bikes available for public use.

A note to all of you- Sitting on bike with an iPhone in one hand and eyes glued to the latest episode of the Kardashians is NOT a workout. It’s punishment.

Even worse is the fact that both our legs were using the pedals as a foot rest.

Clearly Niki’s notion of fitness is not mainstream….until now. 

Vanilla + Chocolate Protein Cookie Dough Balls- These high protein balls are a delicious snack between meals or before/after a workout- Sugar free, gluten free and perfect for those whom are team VANILLA OR team CHOCOLATE- Less than 50 calories each! @thebigmansworld -thebigmansworld.com

A little over two months ago, she started her first fitness program- Jamie Eason’s live fit Trainer. For those unfamiliar with it, it is a 12 week structured workout and nutrition program aimed to build endurance and strength in the gym. I’m proud to say she has the workout side down pat but as for the nutrition side- It’s a work in progress.

Ironically, the team from Labrada reached out to be a while back to try out Jamie Eason’s Whey protein isolate in the chocolate and in the vanilla flavours. Being a fan of protein powders, I was definitely game. Even though this protein powder was tailored for the female fitness fan, the name didn’t stop me and I HAD to use it with some baking because let’s be honest here- I rarely use protein powder in a shake. 

When they asked me to create a recipe for them using their protein powders, I had Niki in mind and her new fitness endeavours. Although she isn’t following the standard Livefit nutrition plan, she definitely is making an effort to up her protein (she tried to tell me if she ate potato chips with dark chocolate, the potato would be considered the protein out of the two. Not going to lie- I like that reasoning).

Being a fan of the nutella breakfast cookie dough, I adapted that texture and taste to create something similar with an added protein boost. 

Vanilla + Chocolate Protein Cookie Dough Balls- These high protein balls are a delicious snack between meals or before/after a workout- Sugar free, gluten free and perfect for those whom are team VANILLA OR team CHOCOLATE- Less than 50 calories each! @thebigmansworld -thebigmansworld.com

Earlier in the week, I posed one of life’s most important questions on Facebook– Team chocolate or Team vanilla. It was an even 50/50 but I already had the solution in mind- Use both. What better way to do that than with both Jamie Eason’s Vanilla Whey and Chocolate Whey? Big Props to Lee who had this genius idea to combine the two flavors- Check out her recipe here! 

These Vanilla Chocolate Protein Cookie Dough Balls cater for team vanilla, team chocolate and team greedy– The one’s who like the best of both worlds. These Protein Cookie Dough Balls are the perfect snack between meals (like I’ve been eaten them) or as a pre or post workout snack (as Niki has been eating them). They are so simple to whip up and take less than 20 minutes. It’s slightly longer to make because you make a batch of the chocolate protein cookie dough and a batch of the vanilla protein cookie dough. You form into balls then slice them down the middle and BOOM- Half vanilla, half chocolate. For those who are loyal to one of those teams- No stress. Just keep it one flavour because it’s still damn delicious.

Vanilla + Chocolate Protein Cookie Dough Balls- These high protein balls are a delicious snack between meals or before/after a workout- Sugar free, gluten free and perfect for those whom are team VANILLA OR team CHOCOLATE- Less than 50 calories each! @thebigmansworld -thebigmansworld.com 

Thank you to the amazing team at Labrada for providing me with this new protein powder- You’re doing something right because Niki hasn’t complained.  I can’t wait to keep experimenting with this delicious protein powder! 

Vanilla Chocolate Protein Cookie Dough Balls

A delicious no bake, high protein snack which takes less than 20 minutes to whip up- Perfect for snacking between meals or before and after a workout! Gluten free and very low in sugar too! Vegan option too!
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Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld

Ingredients

Vanilla Cookie Dough

  • 1 cup gluten free oat flour rolled oats ground to a flour
  • 2 scoops of Labrada Vanilla Whey protein isolate sub for a brown rice protein powder to make it vegan
  • 2 T nut butter of choice I used cashew butter
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/4-1/2 cup milk of choice I used unsweetened almond milk*

Chocolate Cookie Dough

  • 1 cup gluten free oat flour rolled oats ground to a flour
  • 2 scoops Labrada Chocolate whey protein isolate sub for a brown rice protein powder to make it vegan
  • 2 T cocoa powder
  • 2 T nut butter of choice I used homemade paleo nutella
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/4-3/4 cup milk of choice I used unsweetened almond milk*

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the oat flour, vanilla protein powder, sea salt and mix well. Stir through the nut butter until it is crumbled within the dry mixture. Using a tablespoon at a time, add liquid of choice until a very thick batter is formed.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, combine the oat flour, chocolate protein powder, cocoa powder, sea salt and mix well. Stir through the nut butter until it is crumbled within the dry mixture. Using a tablespoon at a time, add liquid of choice until a thick batter is formed.
  • Form small, palm sized balls with each mixture. Using a sharp knife, slice each ball in half and using your hands, add one half of the chocolate ball to the vanilla ball and press firmly. Do so with the rest of the balls until all the mixture is used up.

Notes

* Use a tablespoon at a time and eyeball the batter. You may need more/less liquid.
These protein cookie dough balls can be kept at room temperature for up to a week or refrigerated for up to a month.
Adapted from Nutella Breakfast Cookie Dough

Healthy No Bake Vanilla Chocolate Cookie Dough Bites PACKED with protein and tasting like dessert- Half chocolate half vanilla! {vegan, gluten free, sugar free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Are you team chocolate or team vanilla?

Do your siblings have a similar fitness regime to you? 

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70 thoughts on “Vanilla Chocolate Protein Cookie Dough Balls

  1. Absolutely genius for combining two flavors into one. I am too indecisive and this is the perfect idea for that. I once upon a time thought sitting on a bike spinning my legs comfortably was a workout, but I have since graduated to more intense stuff. So these balls would be needed on my face after a spin class.

  2. Apparently I’m team greedy 😉 I guess I’m making these “salad caramel” flavoured because I only have that one protein powder 😀
    My brother is not really into fitness as I am. He’s in a hockey team but only has training once a week and a game or two on weekends. I wish I could motivate him to do a little more on other days too but you can’t force it!

      1. Hockey is not really a thing here 😀 he plays in an amateur team. And even the national team is very unknown – games aren’t shown on TV so not many people follow it or even know about it. Plus, it’s not ice hockey but regular field hockey, so it’s not that cool, lol.
        These protein balls are the BOMB!

  3. Your balls look so good…I couldn’t resist. You’ve seen the Saturday Night Live skit? Alec Baldwin, Molly Shannon, and Ana Gasteyerr?

    Jamie Eason’s plan is awesome, your sister is on the right track for sure. She also some pretty great recipes (you should send yours straight to Jamie if you haven’t already—she and her followers will love it). Nutrition and food are always the hardest part of a transformation plan. It takes a lot of research and creativity to make it work. But there are SO many options! Your sis is in good hands with you in her side.

    If we’re talking protein powders, I’m team vanilla. It’s the most versatile base flavor. If we’re talking ice cream, I’m team pistachio or coffee. I like chocolate, but it’s dominant. I only use it when chocolate is the purpose.

    My brother is a lot like me. We would be each other if I was a boy or if he was a girl. But his diet isn’t like mine at all. He’s more focused on strength training and weights than cardio, and I’m waaaay more into cardio with a little strength. The boy has testosterone on his side. He can lift heavy things for an hour, eat a whole pizza for dinner, and still be ripped. Me, on the other hand…my pizza is sans cheese on flatbread. Granted, I love a thin crust, piled high with olives, spinach, artichokes, and sundried tomatoes. But it’s still annoying that he can throw back a fluffy, cheesy pizza, with no vegetables other than tomato sauce and still look like a Roman statue. But I love him, we’re one in the same! 🙂

  4. I’m team sugar!
    My sister and I just did a race together, so I guess we’re kind of into the same thing now. I did Jamie Easton’s live fit trainer last year when I injured my foot. It was pretty legit and a great workout. Go Niki!

  5. Stop posting the good stuff on Sunday! That’s not my normal reading blogs day! Haha. Love the idea of having both chocolate and vanilla. My sister definitely does not CrossFit so yeah, totally different regime!

  6. Arman, I just tried my first protein treat and I must say it was fantastic! I’m eagerly looking for new recipes and ideas as I am now such a fan of these healthy little gems. Sounds like a delicious snack choice. Have a wonderful day, Catherine

  7. Chocolate AND vanilla together? Say what? That’s like earth-shattering news! Haha. So Laura and I take a spin class every Monday morning (at 6am, mind you), and I’ve grown to really enjoy the class. It took her a lot of convincing to get me to try it, but I’m on board now. It’s all about having a good instructor, though. But I can promise you that if they were playing the Kardashians in that spin room, then I would be out. Like you wouldn’t even see me I’d be out so fast. These cookie dough bites look amazing, Arman. I dub thee king of the no bake protein snacks!

  8. Love the recipe! I made up Chocolate, Vanilla AND Strawberry! Rolled ‘snakes’ of each, then twisted together. Cut about an inch piece, roll it, and presto! Neapolitan energy balls!!

  9. Hi, I have bought protein powders where the scoop size varies enormously. One brand I bought, the scoop was 39 grams, and this last protein powder I bought, the scoop was only 23 grams. Can you tell me about what size is recommended in this recipe? Grams or cups, tbs, etc…? Thank you.

  10. Hey !!!1 fabulous recipe..Both flavors combined in one .. I would really appreciate if you can share nutritional information for the same in terms of serving size, calories, proteins, fats and carbohydrates.
    Thanks

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