Nothing screams summer quite like a tall glass of ice cold lemonade on a hot sunny day! Adventuring in the heat requires refreshing snacks and these strawberry lemonade powerballs will have your taste buds jumping for joy!
Don’t get me wrong… my love for the original powerball still runs DEEP but sometimes you just need something fruity to satisfy your sweet tooth! Bonus: they are made with real wholesome ingredients that not only taste amazing but fuel your body too! My kids actually prefer these to cookies or cake! Mom win!
Tips for the perfect POWERBALL
- Use OLD FASHIONED oats. Not instant, quick or Irish.
- Break down your oats in a blender to almost flour like consistency.
- Blend dry ingredients together first, then add wet.
- A kitchen aid mixer is not necessary, but highly recommended.
- Get to know your dough. Once you’ve nailed the perfect consistency the options are endless.
I don’t know how I ever made power balls without a kitchen aid mixer and cookie scoop. Fun fact: I used to run a small meal prep business out of my kitchen, mostly to friends and family. I would roll out hundreds of powerballs a week. HUNDREDS. My hands used to cramp up so badly after several batches. Not anymore! Cookie scoop to the rescue!
Friends, find your life hacks and use them daily.
Freeze dried fruits are our go to for a sweet treat! My kids and I both love them and it’s become a pantry snack staple! I’ve been trying to increase our OptUP score by buying more produce and these Simple Truth freeze dried strawberries are helping us out deliciously. My kids like them better than fresh berries, so we buy both. Balance right? They were the perfect addition to this strawberry lemonade powerball recipe! I picked mine up at my local Smiths grocery store.
Speaking of OptUP
Have you downloaded the OptUP app yet? It’s been a game changer for our family. You can read more about how we’ve been using it here. My goal is to raise our score by 100 points this summer. I finally had to get my teenagers their own loyalty number after several late night trips to the store with friends. They were not helping our score at all haha. It’s actually pretty simple. The more produce and whole foods you buy, the higher your score jumps. It has completely changed the way we grocery shop! I’ll keep you posted on our progress.
Back to these little gems. Look at those tiny specs of deliciousness. I crushed the strawberries pretty fine, you don’t want large chunks. I love how they look. Aren’t they pretty? Pretty freaking delicious!!
I like to lay them out on a cookie sheet and freeze them for about 20 minutes. This helps them firm up as the dough can be pretty soft. Once set you can keep them in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week, if they last that long!
These are sure to be a summer snack drawer staple. We have a rotating stash of powerballs in our fridge at all times. They are perfect for on the go snacking and keep us fueled for all of our summer adventures! Whether we are headed to swim lessons, playing in the mountains, out on the lake or at a family potluck these little gems will be coming with us!
I hope you enjoy these strawberry lemonade powerballs as much as we do!
Strawberry Lemonade Powerballs
Yield 32 balls
- 2 cups Kroger old fashioned oats, slightly broken down in the blender
- 1 cup Maranatha coconut butter, softened in the microwave
- 1/2 cup Simple Truth freeze dried strawberries, crushed
- 2/3 cup Simple Truth raw honey
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut, shredded
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
- 2 tbsp Simple Truth coconut oil, melted
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp turmeric
- zest of one lemon (about 2 tbsp)
- juice of half a lemon (about 1 tbsp)
- dash of sea salt
- Combine all dry ingredients in a kitchen-aid mixing bowl.
- Using the paddle attachment, mix until well blended.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until a "dough" forms.
- Scoop into balls with a 2-inch cookie scoop.
- Place onto a cookie sheet and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kroger. The opinions and text are all mine.