DynaBites – Your Family’s New Favorite Protein Energy Ball Recipe

DynaBites Protein Energy Ball Recipe

Protein Balls…Energy Balls…DynaBites…Whatever you call them, they are very much the rage for quick and easy kid-friendly snacking. The recipes are endless, but this is my favorite basic protein energy ball recipe, with ingredients that I nearly always have on hand.

With just 4 ingredients – oatmeal, nut butter, honey & Juice Plus+ Complete – prep time is super simple! Kids can even do it and enjoy rolling the ingredients into balls.

While oatmeal is naturally gluten-free, many manufacturers process the oatmeal in the same facilities and sometimes, the same equipment, as grains containing gluten, so have some cross-contamination. I always like to look specifically for gluten-free grains to minimize inflammation.

You can use any nut butter of choice for this recipe, but I usually use creamy peanut butter, because that’s what we have on hand. Almond butter also provides a nice creamy nutty taste, while crunchy varieties add some texture.

Juice Plus+ Complete is my protein powder of choice because it is vegan and contains 13g of plant-based protein and 7g of fiber per serving with no added sugars. This recipe uses two servings of Complete and makes approximately 20 balls.

Place the prepped balls on a cookie sheet and leave in the freezer until firm, about 2 hours. Once firm, DynaBites should be stored in the fridge.


A kid-friendly protein energy ball
Prep Time 5 minutes
Freezing Time 2 hours
Course Snack
Cuisine American


  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Cookie Sheet


  • 1 cup oatmeal gluten-free preferred
  • 1 cup nut butter peanut, almond, etc
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup Juice Plus+ Complete Dutch Chocolate or French Vanilla


  • Mix all ingredients together
  • Form into 1 inch balls
  • Freeze until firm ~2 hours


Optional Add-ins: 
  • Chocolate chips
  • Flax seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Dried fruit
Keyword Kid-friendly, Protein

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