By Camila Quevedo, Nutritionist – Health Coach @camilaquevedot
Sweet delights … a nutrient bomb! As a Nutritionist and Health Coach I am always looking for new food options, ingredients and snacks to recommend to my patients.
Snacks have become quite important in our daily lives, given the fast, immediate and demanding lifestyle that we lead. We need to eat, but we don't have time and we don't want anything either... we want to eat rich, healthy, that gives us energy and also helps us maintain a healthy weight ... we are more demanding... but we can do it!
Last year I got to know these incredible little balls or energyballs… I have always prepared this type of snack, but not all of us have the time and desire to make them at home… but besides that, these fascinated me… The perfect ingredients ; Nuts and seeds, which provide us with much-needed protein and healthy fats. Dates, fruit loaded with fiber, minerals and that gives it that wonderful sweetness. Together they form the perfect harmony to feel satisfied and eat something very tasty and that in turn is nourishing us! Desired texture , they managed to make them compact while respecting the texture of their noble ingredients. Sweetness level, acidity at its point ... Perfection made snack! These Smartsnack Energyballs have the exact dose to be a snack, (thinking about the caloric intake) and not to be full and with a feeling of heaviness, nor hungry and wanting to continue eating.
It is a simple, practical snack and, a very important point for me, which I always highlight to my patients, are the benefits of eating natural and little processed foods . For how rich , for its high nutritional quality , for the balance between its ingredients, quantity and proportion; I will always find these little balls as one of my best recommendations as snacks. It is an incredible option to maintain a healthy diet, regardless if we want to lose, gain or maintain weight, ideal for children and athletes... it all depends on the quantities. Recommended for any age and any eating style.