Lemony Lentil Power Balls
Matthew Kadey, MS, RD
Matthew Kadey, MS, RD
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186 Calories
22 g Carbs
7 g Protein
8 g Fat
Total Time
8 servings

Providing a good balance of carbs, protein, and fats, these portable nutrient-dense balls are what your body needs to take the edge off hunger before a hard workout or when a midafternoon energy slump strikes. Nutty and slightly sweet, red lentils break down easily when cooked, making them a good option for blended recipes like this one.


  • ½ cup red lentils
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ⅓ cup natural almond butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ⅓ cup(s) vanilla whey protein powder
  • ⅓ cup dried unsweetened coconut flakes
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp table salt

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  1. Place lentils in a saucepan with 1 cup of water. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes until lentils are very tender and water has been absorbed. Set lentils aside to cool.
  2. Place oats in a food processor and blend until pulverized. Add cooked lentils and remaining ingredients and blend until mixture clumps together. Place mixture in the refrigerator for about 1 hour. This will help the mixture firm up a bit.
  3. Keeping your hands damp, roll mixture into balls about the size of golf balls. You should get 16 balls.

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