Strawberry energy balls are perfect for a pre-workout snack. Their name says it all, this recipe will give you a boost of energy from the dried strawberries, rolled oats, honey and almond butter. Not to mention the protein powder in this recipe makes it a complete vegetarian protein source! Strawberry energy balls can also be made vegan by using a pea-based protein powder (and still is a complete protein, yay!). The Minimalist Baker does a great review of vanilla vegan protein powders.

Unlike carbohydrates and fats, our body does not store excess protein. So, it is important to eat protein throughout the day so it is available to help repair tears in muscle from exercise, help heal cells around our body, and help manage blood sugar too!

Making something like energy balls only takes mere minutes, and only ONE step. Mix all ingredients! So, even if you are new to cooking this is a recipe you can tackle with confidence. The ingredients are also stable enough to be carried in your lunch box for the day, but we recommend storing them in a cool place if possible to help keep their shape. Try our other flavors of energy balls here!

Strawberry Energy Balls

Course: Appetizers and Snacks
Cuisine: American, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Keyword: High protein, Kid-friendly, Make ahead, Meal prep, No cooking
Condition: Chronic Kidney Disease, Dairy Free, Diabetes, Gluten Free, Heart Health, Low Sodium, Vegetarian
Servings: 14 energy balls


  • 1 1/2 cup strawberries dried
  • 1 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup protein powder vanilla
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2/3 cup almond butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Mix all the ingredients together, press into balls, and you’re done!


Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 2g

Please note:

Nutrition info is approximate and may contain errors.

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Klara Knezevic is a registered dietitian nutritionist based in Maryland. She has over a decade of experience in the nutrition field and currently serves as the CEO and co-owner of Rebecca Bitzer and Associates, one of the largest nutrition private practices in the country. Klara is passionate about sharing practical nutrition tips to help you feel confident in the choices that you make. Coauthor ofCooking with Food Sensitivities Survival GuideandNourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating.