Some days you are just run off your feet, too busy to even realise you are hungry….Before you know it, you are absolutely fanging and grab something that, well, wasn’t really the best option and now you are regretting it.
The secret it to keep little snackies in the cupboard, bite size morsels that will take the hungry edge off until you have time to whip up something decent. I like to have homemade goodies at the ready that are full of all the right ingredients to top up on.
My date, cocoa and chia seed bliss balls are super easy to make with no baking, take next to no time and store forever in the freezer. I also add protein powder just to pack a real punch in the protein stakes. There is quite a lot of natural sugars from the dates in this recipe so the protein aids in slowing down the release of the sugars into the bloodstream and to prolong satiety.
This is how they are made
Ingredients (makes approx 8 small balls)
+ 250gm dates
+ 1/2 cup water
+ 2 scoops protein powder
+ 100gm of LSA mix (linseed, sunflower and almonds)
+ 2 tbs cocao powder
+ 2 tbs chia seeds
+ 100gm shredded coconut
+ sesame seeds to coat
+ Bring the dates to boil with the water until mushy and water is absorbed+ Once cooled, add the rest of the dry ingredients to the dates and combine+ Using hands roll into small balls and then once they are all done, roll in the seseme seeds
+ place in an airtight container and store in the freezer (they won’t actually freeze)
These balls are full of antioxidants (chia seeds), omega-3 (LSA mix), gluten free and high in protein.
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1 x Body for women low carb bars (box of 12)
1 x Body for women protein powder
The body for women range includes bites (if you don’t have time to make your own), bars, vitamins and protein powders in yummy flavours like swiss chocolate and caffe latte. Their website has lots of great info with recipes and faq’s.
What sort of yummy goodness do you keep in the cupboard/fridge for quick bites to keep you going?