Posts tagged with "energy balls"

Pre-Workout Energy Balls

Posted February 27, 2015 in workout, recipe, healthy eating and 6 more

Earlier this week, I made these delicious energy balls for my essential oils get together. They were a hit!

A perfect little healthy party snack, but an even better pre-workout energy booster. They're perfect to eat before a workout because of the carb/protein combo. (I also like to eat them to satisfy my sweet tooth)

I got the recipe from my office neighbor, Lee. She brings these energy balls to work every few months, and they always go fast! Lee was kind enough to allow me to share her recipe!

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Post-Workout Vanilla Protein Balls

Posted March 25, 2015 in energy balls, protein, healthy eating and 6 more

I've been super obsessed with energy balls lately. It all started when I made Pre-Workout Energy Balls. I loved having a healthy, homemade and convenient snack to grab before teaching fitness classes or before going for a run.

Two weekends ago, I made three batches of energy balls. I ended up making Cashew Coconut Balls, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites and Superfood Cookie Dough.

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.

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Chocolate Superfood Snack Balls

Posted July 28, 2015 in snack balls, healthy eating, healthy living and 8 more

I created another snack ball recipe! I'm created quite the collection of these recipes here on Sweet Success.

Cashew Cookie Balls

Pre-Workout Energy Balls

Post-Workout Vanilla Protein Balls

I love making energy balls or snack balls because they're the perfect little snack before or after workouts, or to satisfy my sweet tooth. For me, they take the place of store-bought bars. While I do think there are some great snack bars out there (KIND and Larabars are my faves), I do think it's more cost effective to make your own.

I usually throw together snack balls with the ingredients I have on hand. For these Chocolate Superfood Balls, I got the bright idea to throw all of my favorite superfoods together to create a nutrient-dense snack ball that would satisfy my sweet cravings.

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My Five Favorite {sugar-free} Sweet Treats

Posted January 29, 2016 in Kick Your Sugar Cravings, sweets, dessert and 7 more

I have a major sweet tooth! I love cakes, cookies, doughnuts, chocolate, scones, pastries and candy. Yep, I love it all.

And there was a time when I indulged in those things far too often. I had to have them! And once I started eating something sweet, I couldn't stop. I just wanted more and more. Then I felt guilty for eating so much sugar. So I would eat some more! 

Today, I don't crave sugar like I used to. I don't feel that intense desire to eat cookies or chocolate. And when I do eat something sugary, I don't feel guilty. 

So how did I break free from my addiction to sugar and shed my sugar guilt?

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Weekend Recap {March 11-13, 2016}

Posted March 14, 2016 in Weekend Recap, weekend, running and 5 more

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

The BF and I didn't have any major plans for the weekend...he had to work and I had to run. 

When I wasn't running, I was eating, doing a bit of work, celebrating my niece's birthday, listening to Serial and watching Jessica Jones on Netflix.

Here is a look at my weekend...

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Vanilla Almond Energy Balls

Posted April 19, 2016 in energy balls, Vanilla Almond Energy Balls, vegan protein and 4 more

I don't think I could survive without energy balls. I've been making them almost every week, and snacking on them before I workout, when I have a sweet tooth or when I need an afternoon pick me up.

They are the perfect sweet snack that isn't processed and full of junk!

While I've made many versions, I've been making these Vanilla Almond Energy Balls a lot lately. They're similar to my Post-Workout Vanilla Protein Balls, but a bit more simple. I was inspired to simplify my recipe to make them more adaptable after I made Keri Glassman's No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Balls.

I like this recipe because it's the perfect base for an energy ball. You can add whatever mix ins you would like…dried cranberries, dried blueberries, mini dark chocolate chips, chia seeds, etc.

Or you can roll the energy ball in whatever topping you like…unsweetened coconut, hemp seeds, chia seeds, etc. 

You can make them your own!

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Balls

Posted August 23, 2016 in energy balls, peanut butter, dairy free and 5 more


I'm pretty sure you know how I feel about energy balls. I'm obsessed!

Energy balls are so easy to make, and they're the perfect snack. They're also a great way to satisfy a sweet tooth!

I made these energy balls for the yogis in my yoga teacher training. Eating one or two energy balls was a great pick-me-up in between yoga classes and learning about yoga.

I've made a lot of energy balls, but this recipe is definitely the most cookie dough-like. Who doesn't love eating raw cookie dough?  

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Healthy Meal Planning and Prepping Made Easy

Posted October 5, 2016 in meal planning, meal prep, healthy living and 7 more


When we begin to eliminate processed foods from our diets, and we start eating more whole foods we start feeling amazing...and we end up spending a lot more time in the kitchen.

Cooking food from scratch takes longer than cooking processed foods. But it's totally worth it, and there are ways you can create short cuts. 

Meal planning and prepping!

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Salted Coconut Chocolate Energy Balls

Posted October 13, 2016 in energy balls, chocolate, healthy eating and 5 more

It's been so long since I created a new energy ball recipe! I had a craving for chocolate, so I created this delicious chocolatey recipe with a hint of coconut and sea salt. So good!

These energy balls are full of fiber, omega-3's, plant protein, healthy fats and vitamins and minerals.

They're a perfect pre- or post-workout snack or even a healthy snack to satisfy your sweet tooth. I ate a couple of these in the afternoons for a sweet treat and energy boost.

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Birthday Cake Energy Balls

Posted May 1, 2017 in Birthday Cake Energy Balls, energy balls, plant protein and 4 more

I get it, sometimes you want a little birthday cake...even if it's not your birthday. Make these Birthday Cake Energy Balls whenever you want because they're full of protein and nutritious ingredients!


I'm currently listening to soul music, drinking champagne and eating these Birthday Cake Energy Balls. I take celebrating my birthday very seriously!

My niece actually gave me the idea to make energy balls that taste like birthday cake. I knew it was something I had to do on my birthday this year since I've been obsessed with making energy balls over the past year. 

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Healthy Beach Day Essentials

Posted July 20, 2017 in Healthy Beach Day essentials, hydration, antioxidants and 5 more

Beach days are the best days! Here's what I pack in my beach bag to stay healthy and happy!


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Let's be clear, when I say beach, I mean the swimming beach at a lake. I'm from Nebraska, and there are no oceans nearby, so we're stuck with heading to nearby lakes to get our beach fix. 

My parents have always had a pool in their backyard, so that's usually my go to swimming destination in the summer. But my parents recently moved, and they don't have a pool yet. 

So the fiancé and I have been exploring the swimming beaches at lakes near our town. 

It's been fun to go on mini adventures on the weekends to check out new places, soak up the sun and relax in the water. 

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