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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:52 am 
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Hey everyone, i was wondering what you guys eat for energy?? Any snack ideas?!


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 Post subject: Re: Energy
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:37 am 
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I've started juicing these past two weeks and my energy levels have definitely improved (mostly feel more alert in the mornings). In terms of snacks it can be pretty tempting when you hit the wall to eat some processed crap just because it's there! My girlfriend and I went about reverse engineering our favourite snack from back in New Zealand which is something we used to buy all the time called "Frooze Balls". Basically, it's a raw vegan mash up of dates, apricots, almonds and cashews rolled in coconut - so delicious! All you need to do is put everything in a food processor until it turns into a sticky mess and just roll them into small tablespoon sized balls then roll them in coconut (unsweetened of course!).

1/2 cup of dates
1/2 cup of dried apricots
1/3 cup of combined almonds and cashews

It works out a whole lot cheaper than buying processed snacks anyway. We're going to make a huge batch of these this weekend after we track down some bulk bins :)


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 Post subject: Re: Energy
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:54 am 
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How quick and how fast? Dried fruit will give you quick energy, but it is quite calorie dense, if you are watching your calories. Fresh fruit will also give you a quick boost, but won't spike your blood sugar quite as much...

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 Post subject: Re: Energy
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:50 pm 
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Ahh yes! Keep that in mind. For me, I need more calories so it's not a problem. :)


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 Post subject: Energy
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:01 pm 
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Ooh those look delish. I did recently start making energy balls-its just peanut butter, oatmeal,coconut, cocoa chips or powder and raisins and honey or maple syrup.I mix it up a little. They keep me full and do provide energy. But am lookin to vary it up a bit. Im going to try that combo!


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