3 delicious superfood energy balls that are quick and easy!

The Army Girls Guide Superfood Energy Balls

When it comes to snacking, here lies my downfall. I have a sweet tooth… or make that a whole sweet mouth! And as I am constantly on the go it is important for me to prepare snacks I can enjoy but that are good for me too. This way I can avoid popping into the local cold store for a quick choccie bar!

So this week I’ve experimented with three different varieties of energy ball, all equally delicious but each with one key superfood ingredient. They all share the same base, then I just added a few extra ingredient in each to make them extra special. Let me know which one is your fave!

I have to warn you, I’m lazy and short on time so I just threw everything in without measuring! I have put rough measurements, but just play around to get a consistency that works for you!

The Army Girls Guide delicious energy balls

Base ingredients:

Dates – pitted – Approx 15

Ground flaxseed – ¾ cup

Chia seeds – ¼ cup

Coconut oil – 1 teaspoon

Blend in food processor and you’re ready to mix in the extras! Once you have your mixture, roll into balls and dip in the coating of your choice! (I used shredded coconut for one, cacao for another, and dark chocolate for the third!)

Matcha, Coconut and Lemon Balls

These ones have no nuts, so you can even put them in your children’s packed lunch box to take to school!

Add to blender:

Sprinkling of coconut flakes

Zest of one lemon

Teaspoon of Matcha Powder

Dash of cinnamon

SUPERFOOD:

Matcha tea powder is packed full of antioxidants, and it has been said to boost metabolism due to its thermogenic properties. It’s rich chlorophyll content also aids in detoxifying the body. On top of this it will help with boosting energy levels, without needing a coffee accompaniment!

Matcha, Coconut and Lemon Energy Balls

Tart Cherry and Almond Balls

Add to blender:

Ground Almond flour – ¼ cup

Handful of almonds

Handful of tart cherries

SUPERFOOD:

Tart cherries are packed with unique anthocyanins & other compounds that naturally mediate the inflammatory process, meaning they will help you recover faster after a workout. On top of this, they are another rich source of antioxidants, and being rich in melatonin they will help you get a good night’s sleep.

Tart Cherry and Almond Energy Balls

Almond and Cacao Energy Balls

Add to blender:

1 tablespoon Cacao powder

Ground Almond flour – ¼ cup

Once you have made the balls and they have been in the fridge and become firm, melt some 70% dark chocolate a bowl and dip the balls in, before placing half an almond on top.

SUPERFOOD:

Raw cacao powder is rich in flavanols that have both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Specifically, it improves the capacity of the arteries to allow blood flow throughout the body by increasing production of nitric oxide. Again, this means faster recovery after a workout, plus it has more calcium than cow’s milk and is a natural mood booster. Talk about getting enough bang for your buck!

So there you have three really simple and quick recipes. Tell me your favourite and I’ll let you know which one is a winner for me!

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