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Delicious Power Ball recipe

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

easy protien power ball recipe

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.

easy and healthy Protien power ball recipe

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:

– WN Dark Chocolate Rich Dark, 
– WN Dark Chocolate Mint Crisp
– WN Dark Chocolate Acai (MY FAVOURITE!)
– WN Milk Chocolate Creamy Milk
– WN Milk Chocolate Fruit & Nut
– WN Dark Chocolate Melts
 
To win one, simply answer the question below in the comments! 
 

What would your favourite Well Naturally chocolate block be and why? 

***COMPETITION CLOSED***

Have a wonderful day, Bec x

26 Comments

  • Reply chan June 20, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Where can we find LSA mix

    • Reply Bec June 21, 2015 at 5:01 pm

      LSA Mix can usually be found in the health food section of your supermarket. Coles has LSA mix in their health section. LSA stands for Linseed, sunflower and almond mix so if you were really stuck you could just blitz equal parts linseeds, sunflower seeds and almonds in a high power food processor. If you want more info let me know 🙂

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  • Reply Georgia October 29, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Ahh! I’m all about dark choc. I didn’t used to like it much but most dark chocs are dairy free and as my bestie is allergic to cow’s milk, we always eat dark choc together.

    Now if I eat milk choc (with the exception of Haighs milk choc, I still like that), I reckon it tastes funny. Weird, huh?

    These bliss balls look tops. If I can get some dates cheap I’ll have to try it out!

    • Reply Bec October 29, 2014 at 12:50 pm

      It took me a while to ajust but now I love it! yes, stingefy this recipe x

  • Reply Jocelyn R October 28, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Chocolate Mint Crisp – It sounds really delicious and I’d keep it all to myself.

  • Reply Lucy @ Bake Play Smile October 28, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Oooh I love bliss balls and I’m now dying to try your version…. can you send me some to have with my cuppa right now!!?? Thanks so much for joining our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party! xx

    • Reply Bec October 28, 2014 at 1:35 pm

      Flying through the sky right now! (I wish!!)

  • Reply Emma@Emma's Garden Grows October 28, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    I am new to this healthier eating biz.

    My weakness is still a gourmet pie with sauce.

    So tell me, what is an LSA mix?

    • Reply Bec October 28, 2014 at 1:34 pm

      That’s okay every now and then!

      LSA mix is ground Linseeds, sunflower seeds and almonds. It’s an easy way to sneak good fats and protien into stuff like this! You can add a cup to almost any baking recipe 🙂

  • Reply joyjoyc October 28, 2014 at 12:04 am

    Rich dark would be my first choice as it has more antioxidants so is ‘healthier’ but I’d have to try all of them to really see which one I liked best!

    • Reply Bec October 28, 2014 at 8:09 am

      Yes you must try all!

  • Reply anastasia October 26, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    these balls look amazing – I think I should make a batch for that ‘sweet tooth’ indulgence…The Creamy milk chocolate sounds divine!

    • Reply Bec October 26, 2014 at 9:54 pm

      They were delicious, you so should!

  • Reply bel@ Mums Take Five October 26, 2014 at 12:13 am

    Mint Crisp i love mint chocolate … i love mint anything really. Mint Crisp would be my choice because hubby doesnt really like it which means less sharing 🙂 sneaky i know 🙂

    • Reply Bec October 26, 2014 at 5:57 pm

      Perfect tactic. I LOVE mint too, mint paties, mint slices, aero ohh my yum. I am glad to have a healthier mint chocolate to go to.

  • Reply Fairlie October 25, 2014 at 8:05 am

    Those power balls look fabulous. I make a more nutty version without dates (too high in fructose for me) and you’re right – they are the perfect mid-afternoon snack. As far as chocolate goes…I’m more of a savour it slowly gal, while the rest of my household likes to devour. Rich Dark would be my flavour of choice.

    • Reply Bec October 26, 2014 at 5:56 pm

      I want to add some more nuts next time, maybe cashwes and almonds. I am a slow savour gal too but my man smashes through it – I have to ration out half each and protect mine!

  • Reply Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ October 25, 2014 at 3:54 am

    It is so difficult to go sugar free since sugar is everywhere. For example, my favorite noodles dish, Pad Thai, comes with lots of sugar 🙁 When I make my own food, even when I make cakes, I never add sugar but only a touch of honey. You can understand why these power balls are my type of snack!

    • Reply Bec October 26, 2014 at 5:55 pm

      I can indeed! I try to avoid it as well and never include it in baking recipes so I am glad to have found a sugar free chocolate. It is sweetened a little by Stevia but has less nasties than cadbury!

  • Reply Raychael aka Mystery Case October 24, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    I’m loving the sound of the mint crisp, has an after dinner ring to it but I’m pretty sure none of the chocoholics in my house could wait that long to taste it.

    • Reply Bec October 24, 2014 at 3:36 pm

      It’s the only one I haven’t tried yet (because I am saving it for last – I a a mint lover!)

  • Reply Jess October 24, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Definitely the Dark Chocolate one, I feel like I am getting my chocolate fix, without feeling guilty and/or gross afterwards 🙂
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    • Reply Bec October 24, 2014 at 3:36 pm

      Amen! I lov dark chocolate too, plus the healthy people reccommend it so I HAVE to eat it, right?

  • Reply Michelle V October 24, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Fruit and Nut is my biggest indulgence, it drowns out screams
    It turns my nightmares into sweet dreams,
    If there’s a dark tunnel, it’s the light at the end
    It cheers me up more than any friend!
    It’s my companion as I cry throughThe Notebook yet again
    It is my little fix when I have a pain!!

    • Reply Bec October 24, 2014 at 3:35 pm

      YOU WROTE A CHOCLATE POEM?! Legend.

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