I thought that now I have two children at school, that I would have so much more time on my hands. But I seem to be as busy as ever, and that time between 9 and 3 really does fly by! I have been making much more of an effort to take better care of myself, though, through what I eat and exercise. I have had a little more time to get to the gym at least!
And with the exercise that I am doing, something to keep my energy up has been a real help. Proper foods cooked from scratch, and some healthy snacks have been making a difference to how I feel, rather than grabbing a back of sweets for a sugar hit. Being on the go does mean that I don’t have ages to sit and prep things, though I know that is the right thing to be doing for effective weight management. But luckily there are a few things like the Energy Ball Kits from energyballrecipes.com that have come at just the right time.
What are the energy ball kits?
The kits are designed specifically for busy people who love eating healthy and trying new stuff, but don’t want to pay the earth or have the time to source and buy all the separate ingredients needed for each recipe.
Having been on a bit of a health and food journey for a while now (sorry, slap me, I called it a ‘journey’), I know that some of the healthy foods that you eat can cost more than you might normally spend. When a bag of apples is £1 and a bag of cashews is £3, it is a no-brainer sometimes. But there are plenty of benefits to having some of these ‘superfoods’ in our diets (as well as the apples, of course).
Buying things like dates, coconut oil, ground almonds, and coconut flour can be pricey upfront. They might lat a while, but all at once it can be a pretty hefty amount of money. So the fact that these are all measured out with exactly what you need is a real plus in my eyes. Then you finely chop and mix, or like me, blitz in the food processor, and then you’re good to go!
The energy ball kits can be bought as a one-off for £15 delivered, and the kits make 30 energy balls. And when you think that the Deliciously Ella ones are around £1.50 for a large energy ball, then it shows just how reasonable the price is, especially because of the quality ingredients. You can also get a monthly subscription (or three, six or twelve month subscription) with different flavours throughout the year, which I think would make a great Christmas gift for someone that loves this kind of thing. One month subscription is £14 a month and is rolling, or you can get three months for £40, six months for £75, and twelve months for £120 (which does make the individual box price cheaper each time).
What I loved:
- easy to use
- delivered straight to you
- recyclable packaging
- flavours vary
What I Think Could be Improved:
- being able to choose the flavour you want, rather than a ‘surprise’ each time (though I know for some that could be a real selling point)
I was really impressed with the energy ball kit, and love that everything is all measured out for you. The taste of the apricot and coconut ones were delicious, even if it wasn’t something I would normally go for. A kit like this really doesn’t give me any excuses for snacking on unhealthy foods when I can have these in my home ready to make (which doesn’t take long at all). This is a subscription that I would use again, and I like that the flavours would be different each time.
Another bonus thing was that the packaging is cardboard which can easily be recycled, along with 100% biodegradable plastic wrapping. So getting a subscription like this, or a one-off box, doesn’t need to put you off because of any waste.
Have you made energy balls before? Do you think this is something that you’d like to use? It would be great to hear what you think.
*the kit was gifted in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I wouldn’t recommend something that I wouldn’t spend money on myself.