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Energy Balls Two Ways




As many of my clients know, I often include protein balls as a snack on plan.

The recipe given in the E-Book supplied when you sign up for coaching is pretty much peanut butter and chocolate chips… YUM.

They’re a great snack to have in an afternoon when many of us hit that 3pm wall at work, with slow releasing energy to see you through your evening workout too.

Not only that but because they have chocolate chips in they’re great as a ‘treat’ on plan and help suppress those sugar cravings.

However I wanted to have a crack at some different ball options. So below are two new recipes, (one was adapted when I realised I didn’t have all the ingredients for the original idea).

Before having a go at making these please note they are not super sweet - after making the first batch I had to dip a couple in Nutella to sweeten them up 😂 I don’t advise you do this!



ENERGY BALLS 1

COCOA PEANUT BUTTER


Makes 30 balls


Calories per ball 49



INGREDIENTS

200g oats

40g cocoa powder

2 tsp vanilla essence

100g peanut butter

1 tsp coffee

water


METHOD

Combine the oats, cocoa powder, vanilla essence and peanut butter.

Mix the coffee with water and add to the mixture.

Gradually add water till the mixture combines fully enough to be able to mould into small balls.

Split to make 30 balls.

Keep in fridge for up to 5 days.

These are quite bitter balls, if you wanted to make them a little sweeter you could add chocolate chips - but don't forget this would up the cals!




ENERGY BALLS 2

COCOA STICKY DATES

Makes 30 balls


Calories per ball 50


INGREDIENTS

200g oats

40g cocoa powder

1 tsp vanilla essence

5g honey

130g dates (pitted and mashed)

25g coconut oil

1tsp coffee

water

METHOD

Combine the oats and cocoa powder.

Melt the coconut oil and add to the mix.

Mash up the dates and add the honey and vanilla essence.

Mix together all ingredients and add the coffee and water till the mixture combines together enough to be able to mould into small balls.

Note this mixture will be sticky but shouldn’t be super wet.

Split to make 30 balls.

Keep in fridge for up to 5 days.


Additionally you could roll the balls in coconut flakes!



If you try either of the above please tag me in your pics and what you think of them! If you prefer a sweeter ball go for the second recipe as it is slightly sweeter due to the dates.



Thanks for reading, don't forget to share this post with anyone you think might enjoy the recipes!


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