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Have you got the balls?

Protein or energy balls are now reasonably ubiquitous and we all enjoy them as a healthy, guilt-free snack. Almost. At any where between £2 - £3 pounds each, I always feel a pang when I pay for them. So I decided, as someone who scratch cooks absolutely everything, why not make these?! Generally, it will cost circa £5 to make around 12 balls. Much more thrifty.

Energy balls are a wonderful combination of good carbs, protein, healthy fats and fibre. They are made of dried fruit and nuts primarily and so deliver a quick hit of between 100 – 250 calories per ball, depending on what you have put in them. Due to their makeup, they help boost energy, build lean muscle mass and aid weight management.

They are brilliant pre-workout to help sustain your energy. Post-gym to help replenish important nutrients you may have burnt off and to plug that hunger gap you always feel after working hard. They are also the perfect naughty snack substitute. You can ditch the chocolate and gummy bears and gobble one of these instead!

Good Housekeeping have curated 45 recipes that are easy to make, no baking required and they are all delicious! Click here to check them out.

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