I’m kind of obsessed with recipes like this lately. There a super quick, easy energy snack that you can have on the go and taste like a treat.
These are amaze-balls for so many reasons, including but not limited to
- Made with 6 ingredients
- Full of healthy fats
- Easy pre-workout snacky
- No fake sugars
- Rich in protein
- No baking or cooking required
Healthy fats means balanced hormones, less cravings, better sleep, and better skin. Protein means more energy, healthier metabolism, and staying full for longer. Both together mean a balanced blood sugar, which is they key to having consistent energy and staying off the blood sugar roller coaster. This is one of my top tips for energy throughout the day.
Other things to do to support your energy without relying on stimulants and sugar:
- Water – drink it first thing in the morning and throughout the day. Add a pinch of sea salt for more electrolytes, minerals, and better absorption.
- Protein and fats before carbs – think boiled egg or Epic bar instead of a granola bar or banana, nut butter instead of crackers, or deli turkey with some berries.
- Take mini siestas – small breaks throughout the day can help to keep cortisol low, manage inflammation, and allow your body to get out of fight or flight mode. A short walk, deep breaths, or 5 mins of meditation are good places to start.
- Eat foods rich in vitamin C, B vitamins, and magnesium
- Easy on caffeine – while it gives us a quick boost, it depletes us long term, disrupts sleep, and leads to the endless cycle of relying on it to “get us going” in the morning.
I recommend making these balls in a huge batch, then throwing in a container to freeze for later.
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes
- 1/4 cup protein powder (I used Nutiva Hemp)
- 1/4 cup sunflower seed butter (can do any nut butter)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips or chunks (Enjoy Life Chocolate chips)
- Mix together all the ingredients except chocolate chips into a bowl.
- Stir in chocolate chips
- Roll dough into bit size balls
- Refrigerate or freeze until hardened