Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Homemade Energy Balls

Protein snacks. They come in all shapes and sizes. Just like stepping into the cereal aisle where there is an endless selection of cereals boxes , I get the same feeling when I choose protein bars. Not all are created equal though . Some are great tasting and some will leave you wondering if you ate a piece of card board. Truth be told, I go for inexpensive ones.

 When hubs and I decided to change our lifestyle, it did worry me a little. How will it affect our budget. Why are some healthy and fitness products so expensive? That..I can't completely comprehend. One thing is for sure though that the benefits will be greater.  I did quite a bit of research and note taking on how we can substitute some  healthy recipes so it can still be budget friendly.A few months ago, I shared the Clean Eating Turkey Chili. I cooked that chili when we were doing the Insanity workout. Buying a can of turkey chili can easily add up.



I was happy to come across this recipe over at Beachbody's website. The recipe was actually for Homemade Energy Bars. I did some revisions based on the ingredients that I already have. I also did not use Shakeology , again hubs and I are testing out ways to loose weight within our budget. Beachbody highly recommends taking Shakeology while doing their workouts because of its benefits...which I certainly agree.  However, not all can afford it, right? This  recipe can also be used for 21 day fix.




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Ingredients:

1 cup whole pitted prunes
1 cup dried figs
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 scoops Shakeology ( I used EAS whey protein powder)

Directions:

You can process the walnuts first using a blender or food processor.  Set aside . Place dried prunes,  figs and half of the chopped walnuts in a food processor. Pulse for 1 to 2 minutes scraping the sides.  Pulse until mixture resembles like this.


Form the processed fruit and nuts into a ball. I was able to make around 12 balls. Using half of the walnuts, roll the balls into the walnuts. Place in a parchment lined cookie sheet and refrigerate for 1 hour. 


If you want to make these yummies into energy bars, press mixture into a cellophane lined 8x8 pan , cover and refrigerate for 1 hr. Cut into 12 bars.

One bar, has 148 calories and 6 g of protein.


You can definitely add your own flavors but note that it will change the nutritional value.  If you are doing 21 Day Fix, 1 serving   will be:

yellow  1/2 blue 


Recipe adapted from: Beachbody Blog




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7 comments:

  1. These look awesome! I love that they're so good on the bank balance too.

    Thanks so much for linking up over at #FridayFrivolity! :)

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  2. I love energy and protein balls! These look especially yummy and so healthy!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely evening.
    xoxo

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  3. These look beautiful and sound so easy! Thanks for sharing :) Have a great day!

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