For most people “snacking” means eating unhealthy chips and cookies.
However, this is not the case with these energy bombs. They are healthy and nutritious and the best part is that they are easy to make. These incredible energy bombs will leave you energized and full until your next meal.
They are made of super-healthy ingredients which have many health benefits. So, let’s find out more about the health benefits that these powerful ingredients offer!
- 1/2 cup of walnuts
- 1/2 cup of almonds
- 2/3 cup of medjool dates (pitted)
- 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed
- 1 tablespoon of hemp protein powder
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of cacao nibs
Walnuts, Whole – 1/2 Cup
These super-healthy nuts are rich in protein (7.5 grams per half cup). Walnuts contain powerful antioxidants that can effectively reduce your risk of developing certain types of cancer, including breast and prostate cancer. What is more, they have the ability to boost cardiovascular health, regulate blood sugar, and improve brain function!
Almonds, Whole– 1/2 Cup
Almonds are a great source of protein (15 grams per half cup). They are packed with essential minerals like iron, magnesium, and calcium – nutrients that most people are deficient in. Just like walnuts, almonds have powerful antioxidants that can boost your skin’s natural UV resistance.
Medjool Dates, Pitted – 2/3 Cup
With their sweet taste, Medjool dates are definitely nature’s candy! They contain soluble and insoluble fiber which can effectively regulate cholesterol levels. Moreover, it can improve digestion and increase the bioavailability of other nutrients. Medjool dates are known for their high content of calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, phosphorus, potassium, manganese, sodium, and zinc. Moreover, they are packed with natural sugars that are easily converted into energy by our bodies. With all the health benefits they offer, Medjool daters are ideal for our little energy bombs.
Chia Seeds – 2 Tbsp
Chia seeds are one of the healthiest foods ever! They contain calcium, potassium, manganese, phosphorus, B vitamins, copper, and zinc. They are also packed with
fiber, healthy omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and antioxidants. Chia seeds have the ability to boost metabolism and energy levels, and improve your cardiovascular health and digestion.
Flaxseed, Ground – 2 Tbsp
Ground flaxseed is high in protein and various nutrients. It is packed with antioxidants, fiber, healthy fats, minerals, and protein. It offers potent anti-inflammatory properties and is very beneficial for our cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, and immune system.
Hemp Protein Powder – 1 Tbsp
Hemp protein powder has a high content of fiber, minerals, fatty acids, and amino acids. It can boost your energy levels, thus helping you through an intense workout. It can also give you the endurance to make it through your daily activities.
Coconut Oil – 1 Tbsp
With all the health benefits it offers, coconut oil has become very popular these days. It aids weight loss and boosts your metabolism, regulates appetite, increases concentration and memory, regulates blood sugar and cholesterol levels, cleanses the urinary tract, balances hormones, improves digestion, reduces inflammation, and prevent certain types of cancer.
However, its health benefits do not stop here. Eat a spoonful or two of coconut oil every day, and you will see the incredible results.
Cacao Nibs – 1 Tbsp
Chocolate – sans sugar and milk provide the same health benefits as any other ingredient on the list. In its pure form, cacao is an excellent source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
It provides a great number of health benefits for every part of our body, including, heightened mental, emotional, hormonal and reproductive functions, balanced blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels, improved digestion, accelerated weight-loss capabilities, increased metabolism, and healthier hair, skin, and nail. Moreover, cacao contains antioxidants that can effectively protect your skin from cancer.
How To Prepare Your Energy Bombs
The process of preparation is very simple and easy. All you have to do is follow these following 3 steps:
1. Chop Your Nuts and Seeds
Add the walnuts, flaxseeds, chia seeds, and almonds into a blender. You can also use a food processor. Blend until you get a milled flour consistency.
2. Blend In Remaining Ingredients
Then, add the pitted dates, cacao nibs, hemp protein powder, and coconut oil and blend until the mixture becomes sticky.
3. Roll ‘Em Up!
Then, use the mixture to roll your small energy balls. This recipe will be enough to prepare 10-12 energy bombs. However, it all depends on the size of balls you roll.