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​Why Should You be Eating Homemade Energy Balls

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Making your own energy balls is quick and super easy, they act as a great snack when your stomach needs an extra boost. Most energy balls have a combination of protein, carbohydrates, fibre and healthy fats which make them the perfect pick me up throughout the day.

The Benefits and Best Time to Eat an Energy Ball

Each ball offers you between 100-250 calories depending on the ingredients, which means they are great for pre and post gym. If you want sustained maximum energy take an energy ball just before you hit the gym, as the proteins and carbohydrates help build lean muscle, boost energy (as they suggest) and keep your weight in check.

They can also act as a replenishing snack after the gym, this is mainly due to the protein that helps repair your muscles after a vigorous workout.

Snacking between meals is a big contributor to weight gain, especially when we grab something that's quick and unhealthy. Often these unhealthy snacks tend to only fill ‘that hole’ temporarily, which makes us go on the hunt for more snacks. When you eat an energy ball you're getting all the right nutrients your body craves when it gets hungry, which helps keep you content for longer. Not to mention snacking on these is guilt free and completely delicious.

When you're at work who finds at around 3 pm you start to decrease in productivity? This time of day usually causes a lot of people to have limited energy because we start to get tired and sometimes even stressed.

Now, we are not saying an energy ball will get rid of all the stress at work, but if you tend to feel tired around this time, then it’s your body saying I need some energy. Grab an energy ball, as their quick and easy to eat if your rushed of your feet, but don’t forget to have a big gulp of water too! As we often forget to rehydrate ourselves after lunch.

These little balls of goodness are super easy to make and are easily portable, which makes them a great snack on the go.

Delicious Recipe Ideas

All of these recipes require you too:

  1. Blend all the ingredients together so it forms a very thick paste
  2. Roll small handfuls into balls
  3. Place in an airtight container in the fridge
  4. Voila! That's how quick they are to make

Chocolate Banana Energy Balls

(102 kcal/per ball)

  • 2 Bananas
  • 2 tsp Chia seeds
  • 30g Oats
  • 20g Almonds
  • A handful of Chocolate chips
  • Coconut flakes to decorate

Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls

(106 kcal/per ball)

If you love nuts this ones a winner!

  • 30g Pumpkin
  • 20g Walnuts
  • 25g Pitted Dates
  • 15g Peanuts
  • 15g Almonds
  • 20g Raisins
  • 1 and a half tsp of Cinnamon

Chia Seed Energy Balls

(96 kcal/per ball)

  • 25g Green tea powder
  • 20g Chia seeds
  • 20g Cashew nuts
  • 25g Coconut oil
  • Coconut flakes to decorate

Acai Energy Balls

(85 kcal/per ball)

  • 30g Acai powder
  • 20g Almonds
  • 25g Pitted Dates
  • 25g Coconut oil
  • Coconut flakes to decorate