I stinkin love what I do, but I’ll be honest that it requires a lot of energy. Coaching, encouraging people over a microphone, bumping loud music in the perfect high intensity moment of a workout – it all requires me to be “on” for extended periods of time. It leaves me with such a feeling of deep fulfillment, as I see clients and members achieve their goals, hit their fastest mile times, lift more than they thought they could and overcome the challenges of life, but it also requires a lot of good sleep and good caffeine 😉 Caffeine that I prefer to savor in the form of pour-over coffee with almond milk, an iced latte or these incredible energy bites. I was whipping up some energy balls the other day and, inspired by my love for chocolate-covered coffee beans, I thought, “gee, what if I just dumped some ground coffee in here?” Blissful balls. That’s exactly what resulted from that thought.
These are so darn delicious, with that perfect coffeehouse smell from the ground beans and the right amount of kick to keep you going mid-day! PLUS they are boosted with Further Food collagen peptides 🙂 Collagen is all the rage these days, and for good reason (occasionally certain supplements become a “thing” and they’re not all that special, but there is great reason for the excitement around collagen). This is an unflavored protein powder that provides benefits to your hair, skin and nails AND your gut health. Quite the quadruple-whammy. I am someone who has never supplemented for my hair, skin and nails because I’ve never really had to, but wowzers does the regular use of collagen make them even better – glowing skin and really strong nails were the two things I noticed most caussseeeeee I’ve never struggled in the hair growth department. It would actually be awesome if it would slow down, so I didn’t have to constantly get it debulked and cut. But the grass is always greener on the other side haha.
Seriously fun fact of the day… Further Food Collagen contains glutamine which is a key amino acid that prevents inflammation of the gut wall and helps heal leaky gut syndrome. So if you’re having some tummy troubles, try adding some collagen to your routine to get your gut in check!
This all means that in one simple, 5-ingredient recipe you are getting gut-boosting, beauty-benefitting, energy-improving goodness, all rolled up into a tasty ball. Boom pow.
Simple no-bake energy balls, packed with beauty-boosting collagen and awakening coffee grounds, to keep you going throughout the day!
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup collagen peptides
- 2 Tbsp ground coffee
Mix the peanut butter and honey in a mixing bowl.
Add in the oats, collagen peptides and ground coffee.
Thoroughly mix all ingredients and roll into balls.
Easy peasy 🙂 Don’t forget to store in the refrigerator.
My preferred ingredients:
Collagen Peptides: Further Food Collagen Peptides (use code FITFEEDBYREED10 for 10% off)
Coffee Grounds: Cameron’s Coffee – Vanilla Hazelnut