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Healthy Snack Option

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Try this easy and delicious No-Bake Protein Ball recipe to incorporate flaxseed in your diet! A serving of flaxseed provides impressive amounts of nutrients and benefits including digestion and reduced cancer risk.


No-Bake Protein Balls

Prep Time: 10 min
Servings: 20-24 balls


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a large bowl, combine and stir all ingredients together until mixed well
  2. Cover the bowl and chill in refrigerator for 1-2 hours or until mixture is chilled (optional)
  3. Roll mixture into 1-inch balls
  4. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month

Calories: 200 cal
Protein: 8g
Fat: 10g
Carbohydrates: 20g
Fiber: 6g
Sugar: 8g