Should You Be Eating Energy Balls?
These energy balls are a great substitute for the candy bar! Before I decided to seriously change my diet, my favorite candy bar was Almond Joy. I loved the dark chocolate, the sweet coconut and almond flavors! But now, I’m more interested in good health and the right weight for me. So, even though I use a healthy fat, sunflower seeds and sunflower seed butter, they should still be eaten in moderation. For me, it’s something I have to keep a close eye on. But, I recently found out there’s a handy online calculator that helps determine your ideal weight.
How Much Should You Weigh?
Your SBMI known as the smart body mass index can help you determine if your current weight is ideal. Just check the chart with your height, age, and find out what your ideal weight range should be for your optimal health.
Are Energy Bars or Balls Good For You?
If eaten in small amounts, I will enjoy them occasionally. But, if you look at the labels, many energy bars or balls are higher in calories and fat than a candy bar! I try to keep it to two energy balls (or 1/2 bar per serving), about 1/3 the size of a protein bar, and this recipe only has 4 ingredients. They’re easy to make also. The bottom line is, I can still enjoy the flavors I love…guilt-free!
Give these a try, and check out my other healthy energy or bliss ball recipes.
- ¼ C Unsalted sunflower seeds
- ¼ C Toasted shredded coconut
- ¼ C Vegan chocolate chips (dairy free)
- ¼ C Sunflower nut butter
- In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and gently mix to combine.
- Scoop out into 1 inch balls.
- Cover and refrigerate 5-10 minutes.
- Uncover and reshape balls to more rounded shape, if desired.
- Keep tightly covered in refrigerator, they will last for a few days.
Try my other healthy and simple recipes.