No-Bake Energy Balls
If you're looking for a way to fuel up before an aerial class then look no further. These no-bake ginger energy balls are filled with slow release carbohydrates making them the perfect pre workout fuel.
Often we battle between knowing we need to fuel our workout but not wanting to eat too much before a class, especially if there's going to be spinning involved. So these energy balls could be the answer; they include many ingredients known to combat dizziness.
Ginger root, for example, has long been used to alleviate the upset stomach symptoms of vertigo and motion sickness. Often dizziness is caused by low blood sugar levels and so eating slow release, low GI foods such as peanut butter and nuts; especially those high in vitamin B (almonds and walnuts) could help combat that. Also since haemoglobin carries oxygen through the body, low levels can cause dizziness eating more foods high in iron such as almonds and dates can help.
You will need:
5 pitted dates (soaked in hot water)
30g almond flour
15g peanut butter
0.5 tsp nutmeg
2 balls of stem ginger
Then you need to:
* Remove the pits from dates and soak them in warm water for several minutes. Drain but keep the water.
* Combine all ingredients (except for coating ingredients) in a food processor and blend on high until it forms into a ball and is smooth throughout.
* Check texture by pinching the dough between your fingers. It should be sticky and able to keep its shape.
* Using a teaspoon, scoop out dough and roll between your palms to form your balls.
* Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet or plate and place in the refrigerator for 2hrs to harden.
This should make 8 balls of rocket fuel for some aerial action, designed to help keep that horrible motion sickness at bay.
If you have any other recipes for quick and tasty snacks that help your aerial performance, please drop us a line as we'd love to try and share them!