4 Cookie Dough Balls Packed With Protein

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chocolate cookie dough protein balls

Step into a world where the sweet allure of cookie dough collides with the nutritional powerhouse of protein, resulting in an irresistible symphony of flavor and health. Welcome to the universe of cookie dough protein balls!

Protein is an essential nutrient that plays a vital role in nearly every process in our bodies. From muscle repair and growth to the maintenance of healthy skin and hair, it’s a must-have in our daily diet.

Plus, protein naturally stimulates the production of GLP-1, a naturally occurring hormone released by your gut after eating. If you’re trying to lose weight, GLP-1 could help in a few ways:

  • It helps control your blood sugar by ramping up insulin production after eating, while also suppressing a hormone called glucagon. This hormone is responsible for raising your blood sugar levels.
  • It sends a signal to your brain that you’re full, shutting down those annoying cravings and hunger pangs. So basically, you feel satisfied and not constantly scavenging for food.
  • It slows down your digestion process, giving your body more time to break down and absorb the nutrients from your food. This helps keep your blood sugar levels nice and stable, and keeps you feeling fuller for longer.

But how do we incorporate more protein into our meals without overcomplicating things? And how do we do this in a delicious way that satisfies sweet cravings? That’s where these simple, easy-to-follow recipes come in.

We’ve curated four delightful cookie dough balls that are not just packed with protein but are also incredibly delicious. The star ingredient in each of these recipes is the Nutrisystem Shake Mix, a versatile and easy way to add high-quality protein (and fiber!) to your snacks.

Why is this shake mix so special? It’s not just about the high protein content; this mix also boasts a significant amount of fiber. Each serving contains 15 grams of filling protein and six grams of dietary fiber. Specially formulated with protein and Chromax®, these ready-to-mix shakes are designed to help burn fat, sustain energy and control hunger.*

We promise these cookie dough protein balls are far from complex. With minimal ingredients and steps, you’ll be able to whip up something scrumptious and protein-rich without sacrificing precious time or flavor. So, if you’re ready to take your snacking game to the next level, keep reading. Deliciousness awaits with the links to each recipe, and we can’t wait for you to try them out. Let’s roll (some cookie dough balls, that is)!

1. Chunky Monkey Cookie Dough Protein Balls

Chunky Monkey Cookie Dough Balls with bananas, chocolate chips and walnuts

Get ready for a flavor explosion with Chunky Monkey Cookie Dough Protein Balls! These little bites are bursting with the scrumptious combination of chocolate, banana and walnuts. It’s a trifecta of flavors that will remind you of your favorite ice cream!

One taste and you’ll be hooked, craving more of this healthy and sweet snack. It’s the perfect fruity, chocolaty and nutty treat for any time of the day.

Get the Chunky Monkey Cookie Dough Protein Balls recipe.

2. Double Chocolate Cookie Dough Protein Balls

Double Chocolate Cookie Dough Balls

Get ready for a snack that’s both drool-worthy and healthy! These Double Chocolate Cookie Dough Protein Balls may sound fancy, but they’re actually super easy to make. You only need four ingredients and a short prep time, making them perfect for those hectic days when you need a quick energy boost or a tasty treat after a workout.

Just picture sinking your teeth into a ball of double chocolate goodness: The creamy chocolate fudge flavor from Nutrisystem Shake Mix blends perfectly with the satisfying crunch of chocolate chips.  These cookie dough protein balls have a texture that’s a dreamy mix between a cookie and a donut – soft yet firm. Each bite is pure heaven.

Get the Double Chocolate Cookie Dough Protein Balls recipe.

3. Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Protein Balls

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Protein Balls

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Protein Balls are the ultimate mix of health and flavor that will seriously make your taste buds go wild. These little protein powerhouses are super easy to whip up. They give you a kick of protein, good fats and fiber, so you’ll stay fueled and satisfied all day long.

Imagine the same delectable taste and texture of your favorite oatmeal raisin cookies, but made with wholesome ingredients like oats, raisins, cashew butter and our heavenly Sweet Vanilla Nutrisystem Shake Mix. You don’t want to miss out on these delicious bites of perfection!

Get the Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Protein Balls recipe.

4. S’mores Cookie Dough Protein Balls

S'mores Cookie Dough Protein Balls

You’ve never had a protein ball like this before! Picture yourself by a campfire, toasting marshmallows for s’mores. Now imagine that mouthwatering cookie dough flavor. Well, guess what? We’ve taken that delightful combo and packed it into a little ball that’s bursting with protein!

The ingredients for these S’mores Cookie Dough Protein Balls are simple and wholesome. You’ll need chocolate protein powder, oats, almond milk, mini marshmallows and crushed graham crackers. You could even add some chocolate chips if you want! These bite-sized s’mores are a fun and indulgent twist on your usual protein ball recipes. Get ready to satisfy your cravings in a whole new way!

Get the S’mores Cookie Dough Protein Balls recipe.

*As part of a healthy diet and exercise program.