Keep energised with these mocha flavoured energy balls.
We’re big fans of no bake and energy balls in our house and are constantly thinking of new recipes. I personally think that homemade ones taste far better than any shop commercialised. They are much more fulfilling and with each batch you can make up to 25 balls at a fraction of shop bought prices.
These balls only have 1 tbsp of coffee in them plus I used decaffeinated, so they shouldn’t give you too much of a buzz (unless you eat them all – which is possible as they are very moreish)
Little balls of heaven made from Peanut Butter, Rice Krispies and Flaxseed. Covered in dark chocolate
1 CupNo added Sugar Smooth Peanut Butter
2tbspHoney or maple syrup
In a bowl crush the rice krispies so that you have of it in a powder form.
In another bowl add in the peanut butter and honey and combine until mixed well.
Place the flaxseed powder and chia seeds in with the rice krispies and mix together
Combine both together and mix well. Using the palm of your hands take a tbsp of the mixture at a time and roll into balls. Place the balls onto a tin lined with grease proof paper and place into the fridge to set for about 30 minutes
Melt your preferred chocolate with a little of coconut oil. Using a tooth pick dip your balls into the melted chocolate and cover.
Place back into the fridge so that the chocolate sets hard.
Store the balls in the fridge and eat when peckish.
They make the best finger dessert. Just grab and go!
After making my last batch of raw millionaire bites it made me think how nice they would taste with some banana. So I adapted the recipe and sure enough another perfect treat that consists of four different layers that melt into each other. Not only are these little beauties rich and smooth in taste but they are healthy too. Packed with nutrients, vitamins and minerals that help provide energy, anti inflammatory, reduces the risk of anaemia and boosts the immune system – to name but a few.
Bananas do contain sugars but these are natural occurring sugars A medium banana contains around 14 grams of sugar but they are also filled with nutrients that your body needs for good health, including fibre, potassium and B vitamins.
These bites are perfectly balanced out with a smooth melt in your mouth cashew base, topped with the sweet banana and the gooey date and cacao that adds in a depth of richness.
My eldest boy is currently into eating healthy and his fitness. He swims 3 times a week and runs twice, as well as participating in other activities. He is very active. He has been asking about making up some protein balls for snacks. Looking through recipes online we came up with this one.
Protein is needed to repair the muscle after a workout and helps build the muscle back.
These no bake protein balls are ideal for any active person but also make a healthy snack for children packed full of goodness. They are so easy to make even the children can make them. Store them in the fridge or make up a big batch and freeze them until needed.
1 cup of dry oats
1/2 cup of ground flaxseed
4 tbsp cup of pure honey
1tbsp coconut oil, melted
3-4 heaped tbsp smooth peanut butter (i used no added sugar)
1tbsp chia seeds
3 tbsp chopped chocolate drops
2 walnuts, chopped into tiny pieces
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup ground almonds
Place all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix together
Get your hands into the mixture and tickle it with your fingers.
If the mixture is too wet, add some of the dry ingredient. If it is too dry, add some more honey.
Once all of the ingredients are combined well together place the bowl into the fridge for 30 minutes.
Mould them to the size of a walnut and place back in the fridge ready to eat. Don’t be put off with how they look, they may look like something that you would hang out in your garden for the birds to eat but they taste amazing. The texture is soft but with a crunch. They are soft and smooth
You could roll your balls into coconut flakes, oats, sesame seeds or nuts once done.
Add them into children’s pack lunch, give them to your children after school for a snack before dinner time or eat them after a workout.
Hope you like them 🙂
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