These vanilla energy balls are the perfect sweet snack post-workout. Full of good-for-you ingredients that will help you recover from your workout.
I’ve been super obsessed with energy balls lately. It all started when I made some energy balls for an essential oils class I hosted. I loved having a healthy, homemade and convenient snack to grab before teaching fitness classes or before going for a run.
While all of those were delicious and perfect energy before workouts or treats to satisfy my sweet tooth, I decided to make a high protein version that I could have after a workout.
These were absolutely delicious! They ended up being nutty, sweet and very vanilla.
I enjoyed a couple of these vanilla protein balls after teaching my morning indoor cycling class. I got home around 6:20 a.m., but wasn’t going to eat breakfast until 7:30. These kept me satisfied until breakfast.
These are actually great for pre- or post-workout because they do contain protein and carbs. Your body needs a bit of protein before a workout, and having protein after workouts helps your muscles recover and grow.
Have 2-3 of them after your workout. Your body generally needs between 10-20 grams of protein after a tough workout, so have a few of these to tide you over before having a meal or larger snack. The carbs in the balls will help replenish glycogen stores in your muscles.