Energy balls, protein balls, go-go balls! Here, ground sesame seeds impart the flavour of halva, that lovely arabic treat. Collagen contributes a protein packed jump-start. There are dates for natural sweetness, almonds to bind, and pumpkin and sunflower seeds for their healthy fats. It’s all good, folks, so go get rolling – and just try not to lick your fingers too much while you’re making them!
Energy Balls, Protein Balls, Fat Bomb Balls, Go-Go Balls!
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Personally, I like the idea of calling them Go-Go Balls. With the hyphen. Because, I can assure you, the concentrated energy in these little fellas will keep you wiggling for a good long while. And really, you don’t need more than one. Alright, one and a half. Like halva (though much healthier), they have that less-is-more quality to them. One energy ball is absolutely perfect as a mid-morning snack or as a top-up if lunch wasn’t quite enough, but two will set off signals of over-full. They’re fabulous.
Collagen Peptides. Yes, They’re Worth It
Since learning about the importance of Collagen Peptides, I have to say that I do my best to get them into me every day. Collagen is one of the great components of Bone Broth, and we usually always have jars of the gluggy, wobbly stuff in the fridge. But during Spring and Summer, let’s face it, we’re a little less inclined to sit down to steaming bowls of soup.
But a scoop of powdered Collagen Peptides mixed into a smoothie, now that we can do. A smoothie – half a banana, strawberries, a handful of spinach leaves, collagen, coconut milk – is a great breakfast. But the Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuels are actually so good that sometimes I’ll just add a cup of water, whiz it up with the immersion blender, and knock it back, straight from the blender cup. No fuss, no extra dishes to wash, easy to digest.
I reckon you could add a scoop of Collagen Peptides to all sorts of things. Energy Balls and Bars could well be just the beginning.
On the Side
Gelatin, Collagen and Glycine: What’s the Difference? If you’re not sure, shimmy over and give this post a quick scan. Important stuff for our physical matrix.
Peptides: What Are They and Should I Take Supplements? Briefly, peptides are compounds which contain two or more amino acids. They’re small compounds, which means they’re easily digested, and they’re found in every cell throughout the body. Click through, read more.
Energy Bars with Vanilla Coconut Collagen These bars are a favourite of ours, especially through the cooler months when baking is a pleasure.
Paleo Bounty Balls: Full of Good Fat and Fun! That ol’time classic. They’re a crowd pleaser. Can’t go wrong.
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- 3 scoops (1/3 cup) Chocolate Coconut Collagen Fuel
- 1 cup pitted dates ( I use Deglet Nour)
- 100 grams ground almonds
- ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup sesame seeds
- ⅓ cup coconut oil, melted
- ¼ cup of finely shredded coconut for rolling
- Place the Collagen Fuel, the dates and the ground almonds into the food processor.
- Grind the pumpkin, sunflower and sesame seeds in a spice grinder until they resemble a course flour. Add to the food processor.
- Process on high speed. When well mixed, and with the processor running, pour the coconut oil through the hatch. Keep processing on high until the mixture starts holding together. This might take a couple of minutes.You might want to stop it a couple of times to scrape down the sides.The mixture will have the right consistency when it starts forming a wall around the sides of the processor. Stop the processor and remove the blade.
- Form 18 balls by pressing the mixture tight in your hands. Roll them in the shredded coconut, and refrigerate for a few hours until the oils harden. Store in the fridge