They are so simple to make and are packed full with flavour and nutritional goodness. Lots of so-called power bars or energy bites on the market, are unfortunately loaded with sugar and gluten, to name but a few ingredients. They may well contain protein but are packed out with things like maltodextrin, a filler known to spike blood sugars because of its high glycemic index, or fructose, another ingredient which is not great for our bodies. Given that the only organ in our bodies to utilise it, and not in a good way, is the liver. Over eating of fructose can cause the liver to overload, turning the fructose into fat. Always check the ingredients but better still, just make your own protein bars.
So to my balls………
1 cup ground almonds
Grated rind of 1 lemon/ Orange works too
7 medjool dates
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 1/2 tbsp dedicated coconut
Pinch of salt
Pop all of your ingredients into a blender and mix for about 15 seconds or until the mixture holds together.
Roll into balls and then pop in the freezer.
Happy Tuesday all xxx