It’s time to be honest.. I used to be the girl known to dive for the chocolate at 3pm every day at work. Aero was my favourite (mint lover). I have spent all year trying to curb this habit and I can confirm I no longer require a sugar hit in the afternoon. *fist pumps*
I owe this to a few lifestyle changes I have made and today I am going to share one of those with you*.
*I actually share almost ALL of them with you – the secret? I changed what I put into my body and I have completely changed my life for the better because of it…but that’s a post for another day.
I believe a healthy breakfast is super important, as it sets you up to eat healthy all day. A chronological days worth of food could be: Avocado, tomato and/or eggs on toast, nuts and dried cranberries for morning tea, a wild salad/curry/wraps/left overs/risotto vegetable rich lunch an one or two power balls in the afternoon to keep you satisfied until dinner.
(If you’re after some of those recipes, they can be found in the recipe index)
It’s natural and normal to crave a little energy boost in between lunch and dinner, and if you can eat something full of good stuff instead of that chocolate bar, you’ll feel better for it.
You don’t have the crash afterwards (a result of high refined sugar levels and a blood sugar spike). You also don’t binge on the first thing you see for dinner, because you have been satisfied by a protein and nutrient rich snack in the afternoon.
And that’s what this blog is about – making those small choices every day that work towards the goal of happy, healthy living.
I was sent a sample of the Well Naturally chocolate range and decided to make some dark chocolate power balls for Jackson and I to snack on during the week. The range is 99% sugar free and if you stick to the dark chocolate it’s actually quite good for you.
I am all about avoiding unnecessary sugars so this chocolate is my kinda guy.
I mixed some dark chocolate plus lots of other goodies like LSA mix, dates, peanut butter, cocoa, coconut oil, pepitas, coconut and a pinch of tumeric to make these little power balls wholesome and delicious.
Recipe for Protien Power Balls:
10-15 pitted dates, 1 cup LSA mix, 100 grams Well Naturally dark chocolate, 1 heaped tablespoon peanut butter, 1 tea spoon cocoa, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 1/2 cup pepitas, 1/2 cup dessicated coconut and a pinch of salt, cinnamon and turmeric.
Combine all ingredients in a food processor, whizz until they combine and appear like a dough. With slightly damp hands, roll into small balls and then add in some extra coconut or cocoa. Place in fridge for 30 minutes then they are ready!
They hold really well for a week in the fridge or pantry and are the perfect go to snack if you need a little pick me up! Have you made power balls before? I would love to know what you like to include in yours!
I also have some Well Naturally chocolate to give away so you guys can try it yourself – I have 2 x Well Naturally packs worth $35 with the following flavours:
What would your favourite Well Naturally chocolate block be and why?
Have a wonderful day, Bec x