No bake strawberry vanilla cookies

These no bake strawberry vanilla cookies are high in protein and perfect for a quick snack.
No bake strawberry vanilla cookies

It looks like a ball, smells like a ball and acts like a ball but this time, it’s a cookie!

Why? Because I said so.

Honestly, the most convincing argument someone could make to me about why I should have kids would be to say I’d have unlimited use of that phrase for the next 18 years. It’s definitely got to be one of life’s best pleasures to be able to say that to someone who just has to accept it and it’s obnoxiousness for what it’s worth and walk away.

I’ll add it to the pro/con list, cons are still ahead by a landslide.

Strawberry vanilla cookies

These aren’t really cookies. They’re balls like all the others. But, there’s something about the strawberry vanilla combination that makes them seem a little more cookie-esque and considering I haven’t had a cookie, chocolate or legitimate sweet treat in over a week, (woohoo clean eating!) let’s just roll with it so I can continue to play mind games with myself.

Since starting the Livefit trainer last week, I’ve been eating smaller meals more frequently. It’s been amazing to see the difference in how quickly I get hungry by just cutting out 100-200 calories in each “big” meal time slot. I don’t really want to be preparing full on meals every 2-3 hours so these were actually thrown together with the intention of pairing it with a quick protein smoothie or something similar to tide me over until the next meal. I tested them out when hunger hit at 5pm yesterday after eating my last meal at 3ish and it worked wonderfully, I was satisfied until dinner at 7:30.

Their stats are pretty solid too, if I do say so myself…115 cal, 8g fat, 4g protein, 7g carbs. If you’re cringing at the 8g fat, don’t be. They’re “good” fats from coconut oil and nuts, something that I’ve actually had to remind myself to eat since focusing more on protein in this past week and a half.

No bake strawberry cookies

So get out your food processor and make some of these balls cookies.

Because I said so.

No bake strawberry vanilla cookies

No Bake Strawberry Vanilla Cookies

Yield: 11 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

These no bake strawberry vanilla cookies are high in protein and perfect for a quick snack.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts
  • 4 pitted prunes
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, chopped and divided

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients except strawberries in a food processor and process until finely ground.
  2. Add 1/4 cup of the strawberries and process for another 10-15 seconds until strawberries are finely diced and incorporated into the mixture, it should start to come together from the moisture and almost form a ball in the food processor.
  3. Transfer mixture to a medium bowl and fold in the remaining 1/4 cup of strawberries.
  4. Roll into balls and place on dish.
  5. Freeze for 15-30 minutes to help balls set if desired.
  6. Keep refrigerated.

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28 Comments

  1. Kat

    The prunes in the recipe help with the clean living, right?? Haha- I’m so clever (insert eye roll at self)

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  2. Julie @ Table for Two

    ooo! strawberry vanilla definitely screams cookie! kind of reminds me of ice cream too..now i’m all dreaming of summer lol..i like the stats you have on these balls, pretty solid, if i do say so myself..hahaha you see what i did there? oh man, i swear, if we ever meet, we will be throwing ball jokes all over the place!

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    1. Gina

      I think you might be the only person excited for prunes in the recipe. With these cookies I’m down to only like 10 left in my 3lb. bag in the fridge. I’m determined to get rid of them all!

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  3. katie @KatieDid

    great spring time flavor combo! I typically do 3 bigger meals buttt lately with warmer weather and what not I can’t stomach being super full and have been doing 4-5 smaller meals. I’ve like it a lot more actually, but I’m not consciously trying to, it just seems to be what my body wants to do.

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  4. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers

    I didn’t realize how much I look forward to reading your blog everyday until I checked early this morning and you didn’t have a new post up yet!

    Your cookies look delish! I need to make some cookie balls this weekend! I just love them and the combo of strawberries and vanilla, yum!

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  5. Jess

    Yummy! Love the stats on these babies too – perfect little bite size (and health-size) treat! I can’t wait to try these out !!

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  6. Cait's Plate

    Whatever you want to call them, I will happily gobble them up! I love that idea of fresh strawberries in there!

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  7. Kari Ricigliano

    Oh man, I’m so happy to start working from home. Now I can start making your recipes whenever I want!

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  8. Cinnamon @ eatpraytri

    I love saying “because I said so.” I didn’t even mind marrying a man with kids, JUST so I could bust that phrase out. Your balls are way prettier than mine. That sounds weird saying to a girl. Well, now that I say it, I guess it would sound weird saying that to guy too.

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  10. Noelle

    I’m sorry, but I spit out my iced tea laughing after I read “smells like a ball” and then could no longer focus on anything else.

    Yes, I am super mature and classy. They look yummy.

    Reply

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