MotivatePT have partnered with Trybe to demonstrate how easy it is to make healthy snacks for those days that you are constantly on the go. Our personal trainers regularly have jam-packed days full of client appointments around London city, and it is all too easy to fall into the trap of eating poorly. But this wouldn’t be good for our physiques and it certainly wouldn’t make us good role models for our clients.
These signature no-bake energy balls are one of the easiest treats to rustle up for an instant energy boost. For us, they are ideal as an afternoon pick-me-up, they fuel our fitness sessions and they help us to fight those difficult sugar cravings.
Because we appreciate that everyone has different tastes and preferences we have included lots of options in our ingredients list below, so that you can experiment with your favourite flavours.
Makes: 12 Energy Balls
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Storage: Can be refrigerated for up to a week, or frozen
2 Cups: Oats (we prefer wholemeal jumbo oats for good consistency)
½ Cup: Dried cranberries (Or: figs, dates, goji berries, raisins)
½ Cup: Crushed cashews (Or almonds, walnuts, brazil nuts)
1 Tsp: Chia seeds
2 large ripe bananas
1/3 cup honey (Or: Agave nectar)
Tip the 2 cups of oats into a large mixing bowl and add in both the cranberries and crushed cashew nuts. You may want to hold back on some off the oats and add these in gradually to avoid the mixture becoming too dry.
Chop up the bananas and mash with a fork, until the consistency is smooth. These bananas will act as the ‘glue’ of the recipe and add a natural kick of sweetness too. Sprinkle the chia seeds into the bananas and add to your large mixing bowl.
Give all of your ingredients a big stir, before adding a drizzle of honey. The honey will continue to bind the ingredients together.
I then use my hands to start forming small balls. The mixture should begin to bind together quite easily. If the mixture doesn’t respond in this way, then add either oats or banana. Oats are needed if the mixture is too gooey and banana is necessary if the mixture is too dry.
Place your energy balls in the refrigerator for a minimum of one hour to set.