I love a sweet treat as a snack, particularly with a cup of tea. However, I am also always on the look out for ways to reduce my refined sugar intake. When I came across Energy Ball Recipes they seemed the perfect option for me. I had the pleasure of meeting Victoria, the founder of Energy Ball Recipes, at a blogging conference recently. Not only did I discovered how delicious they were, but also that Victoria had a similar story to me.
Having Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) I am advised to follow a low GI diet to help manage my symptoms. This means reducing the intake of complex carbohydrates and refined sugars. Whenever I have reduced sugar from my diet in the past I have always noticed an increase in my energy levels and that my symptoms are better managed. However, reducing sugar isn’t always easy especially as a busy Mom on the go sugary treats are easy to grab on the run.
The concept behind Energy Ball Recipes is a subscription based kit for you to make a delicious batch of ball each month. All of the ingredients are provided in the kit, there isn’t anything to add at all. They are really easy to make and there is no baking involved. Mini and I had fun making them together as you can see from our video demo. She loved getting her hands in the mixture to roll the balls up. Once the balls are made they last in the fridge for around 7, that’s if they aren’t all eaten beforehand! They can also be stored in the freezer once made too.
I also think its important for children to understand what goes in to making their food. Mini and I discussed the ingredients and why they were healthier choices that cereal bars with lots of sugar in them. All of the recipe kits are suitable for vegetarians and vegans and don’t contain any wheat/gluten or dairy. The balls are easy to pop into a small container for little ones to take to school for their break time snack too.
We received the Carrot Cake recipe kit to put to the test. All of the ingredients are pre measured in separate bags for you. The only thing we had to do was pre soak the shredded carrot and chop some of the bigger fruits and nuts in a blender. Apart from that, all of the ingredients got mixed together, either by hand or in a food processor. Then comes the fun part of getting your hands a bit messy to roll the balls out. Each kit makes up to 30 balls, depending how big you make them.
I found them delicious and given that they had no refined sugar in them, they definitely satisfied my sweet craving. As they are so dense they also fill you up, I managed two balls with my cup of tea as a perfect mid afternoon treat.
Energy Ball Recipes are available as a one off kit or as an ongoing subscription option. For the subscription option, you would receive a new kit each month with a surprise recipe to make up. I love that the boxes fit through the letterbox so no heading to the post depot for parcels. Also, all of the packaging is recyclable or bio degradable so a great environmentally friendly option too. The cost of the postage is included in the monthly subscription cost.
I enjoyed the concept of making my own sweet treats, knowing exactly what was going in them. The subscription box option is a great idea too and will encourage me to try a wider range of flavours than I would have picked up in the shop. I’m looking forward to finding out what recipe is in the next box already.
For more information about Energy Ball Recipes and to place an order visit their website here.
Disclaimer: I was sent the kit from Energy Ball Recipes for the purpose of this review. All vies and opinions are entirely my own.