Hi Food Tube. I’m Danielle from Drinks Tube. Over there I do loads of healthy drink
recipes, but today I have my favourite post
workout snack. High-energy protein balls. So I usually make a batch of these to leave in the fridge for a few days, making it really really simple and easy for on the go. It’s packed full of protein which is great for replenishing all your lost mineral, and nutrients. So what exactly is
in this recipe? We have nuts, we have seeds, we have fruit, but we also have some specialty ingredients. Maca powder, and
spirulina powder. Which for me make this the ultimate snack. So the first thing I’m gonna put in my recipe is 250 grams of cashew nuts. Cashew nuts are super super high in calcium, which is
great for keeping our bones and teeth nice and strong. So next up I have 250 grams of pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of unsaturated fat and protein. Pumpkin seeds are also really, really high in iron which helps our red blood cells transport oxygen around the body. So I want the nuts and seeds to combine first. So I’m gonna give it a quick whizz. Ok. So what I’m looking for, is the nuts and seeds to be completely broken down, and in a nice powdery form. This is perfect. Right so now I’m going to throw in the oats.
We have ninety grams of gluten free oats. Oats are super, super high in fiber and it’s
great to chuck them into recipes whenever you can. This recipe usually makes me about 20 balls. You can add more or less, giving to
whatever you need. Next up we’re going to add in our powders. We have here the spirulina. They may seem like like specialty powders, but you can definitely find them at your local health shop. Spirulina is really, really high in protein, which is great for muscle repair and muscle-building as well. So here I have two tablespoons. So next up we have our maca powder. We are using two tablespoons of this.
Maca powder it’s super, super high in calcium which is great for our bones
and teeth. but I have a little secret for you. It’s also nature’s viagra. Right, let’s give it a quick blitz to
combine everything, before I chuck in the rest of the ingredients. Right so that’s all blended up. The next thing that we’re going to put in our mixture is seven pitted dates. Dates are super high in copper. Which helps our body in many different
forms, but most importantly it helps to support our organs. So now I’m going to add one banana.
The banana will help to combine all the ingredients together. Great. So next up we’re going to put in two tablesoons of coconut oil. The coconut oil is gonna give it a really nice rich and creamy texture. The last ingredient that I have is 250
milliliters of almond milk. I’m going to add this gradually, just to see how the consistency goes, whilst we mix it. Right, so that’s all set. So for me that’s absolutely perfect. You can see that all
the ingredients are blended together quite well. It’s still creamy, but hard enough to shape into the balls. So, I’m going to take a spoon to grab enough of the mixture. Before
we start rolling them out with our hands, we want to dab in a little bit of water. This way the mixture is not going to stick to our hands. You could also use gloves. So this is the size that you want. It’s about the size of a golf ball. Now, I have 20 of these to make. I’m going to get on. So these high-energy protein balls are
the perfect post-workout snack. They help to replace your vitamins and minerals that you may have lost throughout your workout. They’re also really easy to make, and perfect for on the go. Now I want to point out the most
important thing about your protein intake. If you are exercising you want to
make sure that you get your protein in within 30 minutes, to help repair muscle damage and help your muscles grow. Right now let’s give it a taste. Now I’m gonna try this fresh, but usually
I put them in the fridge just to firm up. So we’ll try around maybe 15-20 minutes. These taste absolutely delicious. they have a really nice firm body from the oats, and you have a really sticky and sweet flavour from the banana and the dates. The best thing about these things is that you’ve made them. You know exactly what’s going into them.
Now if you’re looking for some more tips on how to keep hydrated post-workout click here. This link is gonna take you to
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