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Energy Balls: What Are They and What Are their Benefits?

Updated: Feb 26, 2021

These tasty, nutrient packed bite-sized morsels make for a convenient snack.

We get it. Trying to lead a healthier lifestyle can take some effort. If you’re hard-pressed for time to prepare meals that will fulfil your daily nutritional needs, then you need something that you can pack on the go. Energy balls are the perfect nutritious snack option.

Need more convincing? Here are some reasons to make energy balls your new favourite snack.

They’re balls of nutritional goodness

Whether you’re looking for a healthy dose of good fats or you're looking for a vitamin boost from, you can jam as many nutrients as you need into each compact little ball. They typically have a balanced combination of healthy fats, protein, and good carbs. V:Pantry's energy balls are free of sweeteners, additives and preservatives, and ingredients are fresh and unprocessed, which means that all the nutrients remain intact.

They give you a boost of energy anytime, anywhere

Typically made with dried fruit, nuts and nut butter (as well as superfoods like goji berries), you get a healthy dose of good fats for a quick energy boost. Instead of reaching for a chocolate bar from the vending machine, it opt for an energy ball for all of the flavour and none of the guilt!

They aid in weight management

Energy balls are fibre-rich and provide 100 to 250 calories (depending on the ingredients included). They're made of natural ingredients such as nuts and seeds, dried fruits, and flavour enhancers like peanut butter, coconut flakes and cacao powder,

And did we mention they’re extremely convenient?

Being easily portable, energy balls are definitely a great on-the-go snack to have in your bag. And unlike granola bars, which crumble easily when you stuff them in your bag, energy balls are pretty much still intact when you’re ready to eat them. Plus, they’re eco-friendly because they don’t require any baking, and you can easily store them in a Tupperware box. You can also leave them in the fridge if you ever feel peckish while working from home.

So when is the best time to eat energy balls? The short answer: anytime.

Before going to the gym, energy balls can provide the boost you need for optimal performance. Post-gym, energy balls offer the protein and other nutrients your body needs to repair itself and replenish your post-workout body. And since our energy balls are portion-controlled, you can snack on them in between meals and whenever you feel stressed out and ready for a quick perk-me-up. A great complement to black tea, they also make a good tea-time bite, if you’re looking for something to replace sweet pastries laden with butter.

Convenient, healthy, and tasty as energy balls, energy balls are undoubtedly your go-to snack whenever you get the 4pm munchies. Shop for your favourite flavours here!

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