Many of us have simple, on the go snacks to support our busy lifestyles.
Often, however, those may not be best for those seeking the high protein, high energy snacks needed for those taking their fitness and gym workouts seriously. There are some health shops that have specialist snacks, or pricy bars and protein based snacks – but sometimes finding a snack whilst seriously considering long term health and fitness goals can be awkward.
Here is a simple recipe for a chewy, crunchy, and full of flavour healthy snack – courtesy of American fitness guru and blogger, and renowned IFBB Pro competitor Courtney King, who recently posted this delicious recipe for pumpkin protein energy balls.
While the ingredients are below, according to Courtney King there is no “right or wrong” way to actually make these protein energy balls. She herself does not use a set recipe every time. For protein energy balls, Courtney usually just throws the ingredients she has around in stock together until she arrives at the consistency and taste that she wants. For best effect, and a personal touch, you can add different items and ingredients based on your own tastes, the seasons, the occasion, and similar.
This particular recipe is quick, simple and produces a healthy, nutritious snack you can easily just grab and go. Again, it is easy to adjust the amount of every ingredient to suit your own personal preferences.
- Almond butter
- Manuka honey
- Goji berries
- Sunflower seeds
- Gluten-free oats
- 1 scoop BPI Sports Whey HD (Courtney King’s preference is in Vanilla Caramel)
- Cacao nibs
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Line a cookie tray with parchment paper.
- Roll the mixture into small balls.
- Place each ball onto the lined cookie tray.
- Freeze for 15-25 minutes.