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5 Simple Recipes for Energy Balls

What are Energy Balls?

Energy balls or Bliss balls, usually known as protein balls are one of the healthiest snacks to munch on and waiver off your timeless hunger cravings. They are made up of fantastic ingredients that boost your energy levels and make you feel more energetic and productive.


They are also known to be the best pre-workout snacks as they enhance your body’s resistance level. If you have a sweet tooth and you crave sweet desserts after food, then it is best to keep some protein balls in your refrigerator. Instead of munching on a chocolate bar and consuming loads of calories, eat these, and you will be fit and healthy.


What are Energy Balls good for?

So what are the benefits that these protein balls have to offer? Well, there are many!


● This bite-sized snack is filled with healthy fats as they have nuts in them.

● They are high in fiber, too, as you can add a variety of fruits in it as well. Thus, you will feel fuller after having protein balls, and your appetite control will be incredible too.

● We all need carbs as they are an essential nutrient required by the human body. Bliss balls are an incredible source of healthy carbs, which makes them a great pre-workout snack too.

● They also contain protein, in the most natural form due to nuts. You can also add powder protein to them to make them healthier and helpful for workouts.


How to make them?

There are various recipes for protein balls, and you can pick any that you like. It is all about the ingredients that you put in it to make them healthier for you.


1. GOJI SESAME BALLS

Makes about 10 balls

1/3 cup goji berries

1/3 cup tahini

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

10 to 12 pitted dates

½ teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Add the goji berries, tahini, vanilla protein powder, dates, sea salt, and cinnamon to a blender or food processor. Blend until well mixed. Remove from the mixing bowl and form into small balls. Roll into the sesame seeds and store in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.


2. SUNBUTTER CUPS

Makes about 10 balls

10 pitted dates

¼ cup sunflower seed butter (or peanut butter/ almond butter)

1 to 2 tablespoons raw cacao nibs

½ cup rolled oats

1 tablespoon flax seeds

dash of sea salt

Add all the ingredients to a blender or food processor until well-mixed. Form into balls and store in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.


3. CRANBERRY SUNBUTTER COCONUT BALLS

Makes about 10 to 15 balls

½ cup sunflower seed butter (or peanut butter/ almond butter)

½ cup vanilla protein powder

1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

3 tablespoons dried cranberries


Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender or food processor. Blend until well mixed. Add a few tablespoons of water, if you are having trouble blending.

Scoop out and form bite-sized balls. Form into balls and store in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.


4. CACAO COCONUT SUNBUTTER BALLS

Makes about 10 to 15 balls

½ cup sunflower seed butter ( or peanut butter/ almond butter)

½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut, divided

2 tablespoons flax seeds

½ cup vanilla protein powder

1 tablespoon raw cacao powder

1 packet stevia powder


Add sunflower seed butter and ¼ cup of the shredded coconut to a high-speed blender. Next, add the flax seeds, protein powder, cacao, and stevia. Blend until well mixed. Add a few tablespoons of water, if you are having trouble blending.


Scoop out and form bite-sized balls. Roll balls to coat in the remaining ¼ cup of shredded coconut. Form into balls and store in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.


5. SPICED APRICOT BALLS

Makes about 10 balls

8 pitted dates

1 cup dried apricots

½ cup sunflower seeds (or peanut butter/ almond butter)

½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg

Add all the ingredients to a blender or food processor. Blend until all the ingredients are mixed well. Form into balls and store in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.



Enjoy!


With love,

Tiffany

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