Raw energy bites for goodness-on-the-go

Snacking on-the-go can be the downfall of even the healthiest diet – how do you pack a post-workout snack that's both portable and healthy? It might take a bit of preparation and organisation, but it's actually easier than you might think. Don't turn to the easy options; fat and salt laden crisps or sugary snacks; whip up some of these raw energy bites at home for an easy-to-transport, take-anywhere snack that tastes great! We should all be including more raw food in our diets, and one of the best things about these recipes is that no baking is required, so they're easy and quick to make. You can even store most of these bites in the freezer, so you'll always have a quick, nutritious snack to hand. They're guaranteed to satisfy your cravings, provide you with fuel pre or post-workout and leave you feeling full – perfect.

Raw Mango, Date and Sunflower Tropical Energy Balls

These vegan balls are packed with goodness – sweetness from the dates and mango, fibre and essential fatty acids from the sunflower seeds and energy from the cashews. These can easily be frozen until needed and are great to take to the gym or to work with you, in case you're craving something sweet. Their tropical flavour is addictive!

Raw Chocolate Gingerbread Truffles

Just the name alone makes us fall hard for these bites of goodness – this recipe from the Soulful Spoon is absolutely delicious; who would have thought you could enjoy gingerbread and chocolate whilst staying healthy? They say a little of what you fancy does you good, and in this case, that's definitely true. These balls are packed with raw, unrefined ingredients including hemp seeds, a source of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, fibre and magnesium. With no added sugar, these allergen-free snacks also have raw cacao powder and shredded coconut, which can help keep your skin healthy and glowing – bonus!

Raw Superfood Truffles

Our final recipe from The Soulful Spoon has a secret ingredient (well, not actually so secret) – sea salt, for a moreish sweet/salty kick. With dark chocolate (great for your heart) , hemp seeds, coconut and dates, these balls are packed with everything you need for energy; ideal as a post-workout snack.

Eating more raw foods can be really beneficial to your health; why not start the easy way by getting into raw 'baking' and whipping up some of these tempting recipes at home. They're definitely a healthier alternative to a chocolate bar or blueberry muffin...

 

Author By Paula Beaton
Date On 9th Sep 2014 at 12:15
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