Whenever I go out to the shops or foodie festivals I see so many energy bars or balls, and I've always thought, that these must be super easy to make at home, and would probably be a lot cheaper too.
So today I made pure raw energy balls with Chia Seeds and Cacao Powder alongside Coconut all with the help of Goodyful Organic Products.
What a lot of people don't know, is that nearly all energy bars have a base ingredient of Dates. Which is funny, as lot of people have never eaten a date on its own, or even realise its in there. I love dates, and will get very carried away eating them, especially medjool dates....they are soooooo good. A healthy sweet treat is what I like to call them. Instead of eating fudge or caramel, have a date instead. It's pretty much the same consistency.
Chia seeds are a true super food as they have natural energy boosting power and has been consumed for years and years as an energy foods. Even warriors hundreds of years ago used to eat them before they went out to battle. I bet you never knew that !!! Chia seeds are also also great for our skin as they are anti-ageing, they are great for our insides and also our bones and muscle growth as they contain a lot of protein. You can eat chia seeds in two ways, dry or wet. If you soak them in water or milk they turn to gel and you can eat them like a natural moose, and as they can soak up up to 10 times their natural weight in water, a small spoonful can turn into a filling meal. Another benefit I learnt is that chia seeds are rich in alpha lineic acid which is an omega-3 fatty acid. This has been linked to kill cancerous cells, so these little seeds are going to stay in my diet for a very long time. Cancer is in my family and if I can prolong it or reduce the risk, I'm in !!
Cacao Powder is a great source of pure energy and proteins too. It is also great for releasing endorphin's which boost your happiness.
Coconut is rich in fibre and has all the essential vitamins. It is great for our insides and helps promote weight loss. Coconut is also another one that can protect your body against cancerous cells forming and has anti-ageing benefits too.
Here's my own recipe for Goodyfull Energy Superfood Balls
250g or 1.5 Cups Pitted Dates
1/4 Cup Cacao Powder
1/2 Cup Fine Coconut
1/4 Coconut Flour
1/2 Cup Dried Apricots
1 tbs Coconut Oil
Extra Fine Coconut for Decoration
Once you have rolled your balls, as the mix is still quite sticky, you can roll them into fine coconut to coat the balls and make them easier to handle.
Perfect for a pre-workout or a breakfast snack.
I used Goodyfull Organic Food products. They have an online super food shop with all the best organic produce which includes: Chia Seeds, Cacao Powder, Coconut Flour, Goji Berries, Acai Berry Powder, Hemp Protein Powder and Matcha Powder. Prices are from £4.98. They also have a subscription package where you choose what you like, and they will send you a reminder every week or month to ask if you want more and you say yes, and they will do it all for you.
Superfoods to the door !!! The product ingredients are superb and because the packs are flat, they will go through your letterbox with ease.
These also make for great gifts to add to any food hamper, or get the whole collection for a beautiful foodie gift.
Get involved and buy your super foods direct from www.goodyfull.com and use my discount code of RENNA10 for a 10% discount
*This post is in collaboration with Goodyfull Organic Foods.