Do you always find yourself burnt out by the afternoon? Whether you have full days at the job or home, most people find themselves reaching for a boost mid-day. The problem with this os often that "boost" we reach for is sugar-packed drinks or processed snacks that actually end up doing the opposite effect! They leave you even more thirsty, hungry or burnt out!
We wanted to give you a new snack to add to your routine that is power-packed and actually gives you energy - all while being detox friendly and SO yummy!
Before we get into the recipe, how does this snack measure up as a healthy replacement compared to the usual afternoon pick-me-up?
First off, you're making it from scratch yourself! Knowing exactly what is going into your food gives you the power of being accountable of what's going in your body! Grab any snack in your kitchen now - how many ingredients listed can you not even pronounce? That's because so many snacks are filled with coloring, preservatives, etc.!
Another reason this recipe is so so good for you is because of the simple, whole, superfoods of ingredients we use! Being healthy has a stigma of being not good or hard, but it is SO easy and SO yummy! Simple swaps in your favorite recipes can seriously change it into a totally new and benefit boosting meal!
Some special ingredients in this superfood snack is chia seeds, pink salt and dark chocolate chips! Swapping your normal chocolate chips with dark chocolate may not sound like much but seriously keeps the same yummy taste but turns it into an actual beneficial ingredient! Dark chocolate is antioxidant-bursting with health benefits like improving brain function and heart health.
Chia seeds are a subtle ingredient to add to a variety of foods and drinks because it's easily hidden in the taste but still gives you superfood benefits! They are a great source of fiber, aid in weight management, and have detoxifying properties! Another easy swap is pink salt, which contains over 84 minerals and trace elements, including calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron, so it does more than just make your food taste better!
Putting powerful ingredients in this recipe boosts your energy and curbs cravings - giving you more productive days and helping on your healthier lifestyle! Now that you know about these super easy healthy swaps, lets get into our healthy low-cal Protein Balls recipe (that are totally detox friendly if you're doing our 30 day detox!!)
& more (check out the full recipe here)!
Place all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine. It should resemble a somewhat sticky dough that holds together when lightly squeezed. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 40 mins to set.
Once set, scoop a small amount of dough + roll in your palms until it's a ball!
Enjoy this power-packed snack!!
You can check out the full recipe here and start making some batches of these yummy protein balls for your busy week! Looking for more detox friendly snacks? Check out this grocery list on everything you need to stock up on and recipes for every meal here!
Teami Blends - Co-Founder + CEO
Certified Nutrition Health Coach