Happy Sunday peeps!
Today I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen trying to find the yummiest way to pack in some energy for training. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been looking into making ‘bliss balls.’ They are a bit of a vegan fad at the moment but they do seem to make sense as an easy way to get your protein fix without feeling stodgy afterwards.
After a few failed attempts in the flavour department, I have found a gorgeous combination of high protein ingredients that taste great too – Good enough to share in fact!
What you’ll need (makes 12 small balls/8 medium)…
– 15 minutes of your precious time
– 100g of porridge oats
– 2 tbsp of chia seeds
– 1 tbsp of agave nectar
– 40 grams of dark chocolate
– 3 tbsp of nut butter
– 25 grams of ground almonds
Chop your dark chocolate into tiny pieces (if you don’t already have chocolate chips).
Put all of your ingredients, minus the ground almonds, in a bowl and mix together using a wooden spoon, or if you like to get messy, your hands.
Take a ping pong ball sized dollop of the mixture and manipulate it into shape with your fingers.
Cover the balls with a dusting of ground almonds
Leave in the fridge to set for at least 10 minutes and there you have it – it’s that easy!
*If you’re like me and like to know what’s in your food, you’ll be happy to know that these are healthy balls!
*Rewired encourages you to eat these as a part of a balanced diet and a regular exercise regimen.
*I can definitely tell you that the ingredients in these snacks have many benefits and I will list just a few:
– Chia seeds are one of the greatest sources of energy around. Per 100g, they contain a whopping 486Kcals, 34.4g of fibre, 16.5g of protein and 30g of fat.
– Nut butters are a wonderful way to introduce good fats and proteins into your diet. If you include nuts like almonds, cashews and hazelnuts, you will be helping your heart, your body’s iron absorption, cell development and boosting your metabolism.
– Dark chocolate contains antioxidants and may also lower blood pressure as well as the risk of CVD (cardiovascular disease).