Fueling yourself is super important, especially when it comes to pre/post workout. I love to think about my body as a machine, one that needs the most optimal fuel to perform it's best. When we put the wrong fuel in, the engine and connecting parts cease to function well and can get all clogged up. I'd hate for my body to feel that way!
But sometimes, it seems like an impossible feat to get everything we need to do accomplished - life these days means a lot of running around, commuting, kids, work trips, family commitments (oh wait and then there's YOURSELF to take care of)... which is why having something that is easy to grab and take along is so key!
This recipe has been a go-to for me, and I love that I can grab one or two on the way out the door in the morning and enjoy them on my drive to the gym or on the commute to work. Give it a try - it only takes 20 minutes of your time to make and can be frozen to keep fresh longer!
Tag me in your posts so I can see your creativity and have fun making them!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Recipe Makes: 20 balls
Materials: mixing bowl, baking sheet, parchment paper
- 1c nut or seed butter of choice
- 1/3c honey or maple syrup
- 1/2c protein powder of choice: pea, whey, hemp, etc.
- 1/3c hemp seeds or almond meal
- 1/3c shredded coconut
- 1/2c coconut flakes if desired for coating the balls
- In a bowl, mix the nut/seed butter with your sweetener
- Slowly fold in the hemp seeds, coconut, and protein powder, stirring everything together until you get a dough-like consistency
- Scoop out a tablespoon of the dough and using fingers, roll into a ball. Continue until allof the mixture is used
- Roll each ball in the coconut flakes if desired
- Place all of the balls on parchment paper lined baking sheet and place in the fridge to ensure they are firm
Should be kept stored in the fridge until ready to consume; eat within 2 weeks or freezefor longer life
Here is another one of my favorite go-to's - if you enjoyed the Coconut Bliss Balls, then I think you'll find this one just as delicious. These can be made into balls as well if you prefer the portion size instead.
**Protein Energy Balls Recipe**
**Prep Time:** 20 minutes
**Recipe Makes:** 30 balls
**Materials:** mixing bowl, baking sheet or 8x8 pan, parchment paper, and food processor