Soy Protein Peanut Butter Balls

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These soy protein peanut butter balls make a wonderful snack for kids! They are high in protein, which keeps little tummies feeling full longer, and they are quick and easy to make.  No baking required!

Research shows that young girls who are raised on 40 grams of soy protein per day have a significantly lower risk of developing breast cancer later in life.[1. A H Wu et al., “Soy intake and risk of breast cancer in Asians and Asian Americans,” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 68, no. 6 (1998).]  And this is just one of the many health benefits associated with a healthy soy intake. So, I am constantly looking for ways to help my kids get more high-quality soy in their diet.

Each peanut butter ball contains about 2 grams of heart-healthy soy, and your kids will probably only eat 2 or 3 in one sitting.  They are very filling and satisfying.

Soy Protein Peanut Butter Balls

Not all soy protein products, though, are beneficial for your health.   The health benefits are determined by the way the soy is grown and processed.  I’ve been using Shaklee products for over 20 years, so I really trust their quality, but you can swap out different things in this recipe and make it your own as well.

These are great snacks for kids to help make too.  My kids enjoy making the little balls and rolling them in different things. If you have any variations you like with these, be sure to share in the comments below!

Soy Protein Peanut Butter Balls

Course Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 30 balls
Author Bonnie Hershey

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Vanilla Energizing Soy Shaklee product
  • 1 Cup Peanut Butter we use Jif Natural, no-stir kind
  • 1/2 Cup Honey
  • *Optional add-ins or roll-ins see instructions or photos

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
  • Form into about 30 balls (about the size of small super balls).
  • Refrigerate and enjoy!

Notes

Optional changes and ingredients:
Extra Chocolatey--mix in mini chocolate chips or dip them in chocolate
Extra Crunchy--roll them in a crunchy rice cereal before refrigerating
Allergy-Friendly--You can use another type of nut butter in place of the peanut butter, such as almond butter.
Extra Fiber--Mix in several tablespoons of freshly ground flaxseeds.

 


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