These snacks aren’t all necessarily recipes…..they are also just great snack ideas for when you begin to get drawn towards the vending machine at that 3pm slump. Have these handy in a container box or in your draw at your desk and you can beat those sugar cravings and welcome the abs!
Chocolate Protein Balls
These are SUPER easy to make and so quick! If you don't feel you can't trust yourself with them in the fridge, you can freeze them and get out what you need the day before. Simple!
4 tablespoons honey
4 tablespoon Cocoa Powder
8 tablespoons Peanut Butter
100 grams Porridge Oats
60 grams Shredded Desiccated Coconut plus extra for coating
2 scoop chocolate Whey Protein Powder
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl until well combined.
Divide into eight equal portions and roll into balls between the palms of your hands.
Sprinkle some extra coconut in a shallow bowl and roll the balls in it. Chill until ready to eat. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days.
Tip: To mix place all ingredients in high power blender.
If you can't trust yourself with these in the fridge, you can freeze them and just get a few out as and when you need to.
Banana and choc chip/blueberry cookies
If you love a snack, then this one is for you. These are great for those mornings when you need breakfast on the go, or you have that sugar craving in the afternoon and find yourself wanting to reach for the cookie jar. PLUS, they're so quick and easy to make.
To make 10 cookies:
Mash 4 bananas, add 4 eggs, 200g oats, 2 scoops of whey protein (chocolate goes well) and 1 tablespoon of baking powder.
Whisk and pour into cupcakes tray or onto baking paper in little mounds, You can sprinkle on dark chocolate chips, blueberries or raspberries. Strawberries also go really well!
Cook for 20 minutes at 180c.
Pre-workout energy booster
Two rice cakes, thinly spread peanut butter (smooth or crunchy is your choice) and one half chopped banana. If you workout between 6-7pm this is a great snack to have at 3-4pm. It will keep you energised and prepared for a later tea!
3pm Slump Snack
With this simple but effective snack, you can keep powering through at work without reaching for any chocolate or crisps. Just be sure to add one tablespoon of nut butter of choice to a small container and spread on the apple from there. Otherwise you’ll be face deep into the peanut butter jar before you know it and whilst a great snack, can also be a calorific disaster!