Why Energy Balls

Why Energy Balls

Energy balls are the perfect snack. They contain plenty of healthy fats, good carbs, minerals, vitamins, and fiber. Depending on the recipe, some even have high amounts of protein.

Energy balls are a guilt-free, energy-boosting treat, but the idea that it has healthy ingredients could make you overdo it. They taste so good that it's hard to stop, so moderation is key!

This super easy and sugar-free snack usually has two ingredients that create the base: a type of dried fruits and a type of nuts.

One of our recipes (Raw Brownies) uses dates and walnuts to create a gluten-free dough. Both ingredients are high in calories. [1][2] Both ingredients are also rich in antioxidants and promote brain health[3][4]. It contains coconut oil, honey, and avocado (optional) as well; that's plenty of calories!

Many recipes don't use so many calorie-dense ingredients, but they aren't as satiating.

Our Dark Chocolate Balls recipe contains only 82 calories and 2g of fat per serving, but it's still easy to overeat them.

Energy balls speak for themselves. Eat them when you need energy! You can have them pre-workout or post-workout. Before you engage in physical exercise, your muscles need fuel, and the primary source of fuel is your glycogen stores (this means you need carbs).[5] After exercising, your muscles need to heal, and these balls contain nutrients crucial for recovery. [6]

Energy balls are a healthy replacement for snacks or desserts made out of empty calories. They're also perfect in the afternoon when you feel tired and stressed. Don't surrender to sugar cravings and have a wholesome energy ball instead.