Taking the time to prepare snacks for the long day at work can be a chore and hard to find. A simple mix the night before can help relieve that stress and provide you with a delicious, easy-to-prepare solution while at a hectic pace. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite during your workout, grabbing something on your way to the gym, or right after your workout, this easy-to-use option shouldn’t be ignored. We stuck to some delicious recipes to help you get the extra boost you need.
Just whole foods
Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Balls
- 4 tablespoons of peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
- 1/4 cup cocoa or cocoa
Put the peanut butter, honey, vanilla and salt in a bowl and mix. Add the protein powder and cocoa or cocoa and mix. Use your hands to work the mixture until it looks like cookie dough. Shape the mixture into balls and place in the refrigerator to set.
Serve. Eat. Enjoy.
Gluten-free chocolate chip protein balls
Our next recipe is for all gluten-free companions who just want a snack without spending a lot of money or looking for ingredients from the Amazon rainforest to replace those gluten-rich ingredients.
- 1/2 cup almond flour / flour
- 3/4 cup gluten-free oats (most oats are gluten-free, but it’s not hard to find the ones that are specially labeled)
- 1/2 cup protein powder (whatever flavor you like, chocolate, or vanilla)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Mix the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Roll the dough into 12 balls. And you must put it in the refrigerator for at least an hour. The funny thing about this recipe is that you can replace toffee or white chocolate and even dried cranberries or raisins with chocolate chips. Simple, fun, and customizable.
Eat bird seed
Superfood energy balls
If these two delicious recipes haven’t hit your taste buds, get ready for the hero of the group … the super food balls !!! When you eat the ultra-healthy mix of Bird Food, no healthy stone is left unscathed. Jam Filled with sweet, salty and a little cinnamon, these products are a must-have in your diary and couldn’t be easier to prepare:
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup of ground flaxseed
- 2 tablespoons of your favorite superfood berry or nut mixture
- 3 Medjool Dates, gutted
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
Combine the dates, almond butter, and maple syrup in a food processor and blend until the dates are completely crushed and all combined.
In a bowl, mix together the oatmeal, flaxseed, dried fruit and cinnamon. Add the date, almond and butter mixture and stir until just combined. Roll into 1 inch balls. Place the balls in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator or freezer for nibbling during the week.
With a variety of other options, these should give healthy snacking a boost while minimizing the time it takes. Snacking can be good again, so snacking!