Some days I just don’t have time to prepare breakfast and just need something I can grab on the way out the door. These are usually the days that an apple just isn’t going to cut it. Having a snack that will give me a boost of energy is perfect and that is why I wanted to try out the Energy Ball Recipe Kit.
EnergyBallRecipes.com kindly gifted me their Energy Ball starter kit to review.
Energy Balls Starter Kit
The smart little box fit through our letterbox and was a nice surprise sitting on my doormat when it arrived. In our starter kit were the ingredients and instructions to make up 10 energy balls.
All of the packaging was recyclable. And on the other side of the instructions was an information card about our recipe, Cacoa Protein Balls.
The ingredients were the type of thing I would buy for a one off recipe so it is great to just get what you need. I know when I have bought protein powder in the past I have only been able to get it in bulk and end up spending way more than I want to.
Making the Energy Balls
So to test out how easy they are to make I got my 3 year old involved. It was a perfect activity for my little one who has a fairly short attention span.
The first job was to take each of the four ingredients: ground almonds, peanut flour, cacoa protein powder and dates and put them in the food processor. Easy and my son loved doing this.
Next add the water.
Then simply mix, you can do this by hand but we opted for the processor option. I didn’t fancy chopping the dates by hand with my 3 year old helper.
Then its time to roll. The whole process was so simple and the instructions were detailed and clear. We did manage to get 10 balls out of our kit and popped them straight into the fridge in an airtight container.
My little boy did give it a lick which is great for my fussy eater but that was the extent of his willingness to try new things!
I have had energy balls before and these were very tasty. They had a slight marzipan texture and I might be tempted to try their suggestion of rolling the balls in chia seeds or cacao powder in future to mix up the texture.
Value for money
The cost of the Energy Ball starter kit is £9.00. Given the premium ingredients used and the fact that it comes portioned with instructions in the post this is a good price. I do sometimes follow clean eating and raw diets and these energy balls are a perfect handy healthy vegan snack.
If you are looking for more value for your money then you can also sign up for a monthly recipe kit subscription for £14 per month. This kit will include ingredients for 30 energy balls. Having said that the starter kit is a great way to try out energyballs.com and see what you think.