Energy Balls Recipe For A Home-Made Alternative to Energy Bars

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No matter how nutritious your breakfasts, lunches and dinners are, your diet could easily be undercut if you spend the time in between pigging out on crisps and chocolate. Yet to suggest that man can dine at mealtimes alone is ridiculous, and something has to plug the gap.

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So come the energy bite revolution! These tightly packed balls full of ingredients are designed to replace breakfast or provide a protein hit after a workout. Are they largely the same as energy bars? Yes, but in ball form, making them much more enjoyable (right?!). Whip up a batch of these beauties at home and you’ve got snacking sorted for days on end.

Coach’s Energy Balls Recipe

After taking a look at the long and largely incomprehensible lists of ingredients involved in many energy bite recipes, Coach created a simple recipe from stuff that can be found in the back of your cupboard or at least a regular supermarket.

  • 1 cup (170g) raisins
  • 1 heaped tbsp (40g) peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp (15g) honey
  • 1 cup (120g) oats
  • 1 heaped tbsp (60g) almonds

Whack the raisins in a blender until chopped, then add in everything else and whir until the mixture is smooth. You might need to add a bit of water.

Shape into golf-size balls, adding a few oats if you need to dry them out. Put them in the fridge for 15 minutes to set, then toast and grind a few almonds to coat.

Nutritional information

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Energy Bites

If you’re ready for the next step on your energy bites journey and already know what things like maca powder are, then with the recipes in the Energy Bites cookbook you’re on your way to having a ball for every occasion. Buy on Amazon

Bounce Energy Balls

If even Coach’s stripped-down recipe is too much work for you, try these from Bounce. There are eight flavours, from Cashew & Pecan through to Spirulina & Ginseng. £1.50, available in supermarkets,

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