There are thousands of recipes out there for protein balls, energy bites and fat bombs. The key to choosing which one is best for you lays in your goals.
An energy ball is generally higher in carbohydrate and fat and fat bomb is obviously higher in fat and lower in carbs. A protein ball is generally enriched with protein powder and is lower in carbs.
If you are in a Ketosis state or diet, you are probably looking for a fat bomb because you want high energy in the form of fat and you are not interested in carbs at all. If you follow a diet with a variety of foods, including carbs, you probably want an energy bite if you are not trying to lose weight, or if you are bulking and a protein ball if you are watching your calories. The last ones are my favourite.
This is a personal preference but I don’t like overly sweet things so I have tested and corrected a recipe to suit them to my taste and here you have the result!
They provide 86 calories each, 3.5 grams of fat, 4.5 grams of protein and 9 grams of carbs.
Ingredients (makes 15 balls)
100 gr. of natural Cashew nuts
100 gr. of pitted dates
1/3 gr. of shredded coconut
2 scoops of vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp of chia seeds
3 tbsp of water
Agave nectar (if needed)
In a food processor, blend the dates and the cashew nuts, in a bowl, mix with the coconut and the protein powder and the chia seeds and if needed add one tbsp of water at the time to improve the texture. Try and add a bit of agave nectar if needed.