Raw food and energy balls have both become big healthy food trends in the last few years. Raw energy balls are a popular healthy quick fix snack for a mid-morning or mid-afternoon boost and it’s easy to make them vegan by using plant-based ingredients.
Here, we take a look at a few different vegan-friendly energy sources, explore what ‘raw’ actually means and share a delicious raw vegan energy balls recipe, packed with healthy ingredients.
What are the Best Vegan Energy Sources?
Although vegans eliminate all animal products from their diet, there are still plenty of vegan-friendly energy sources.
Unrefined carbs are a good source of slow-release energy, releasing their energy slowly throughout the day, helping you to stay feeling fuller and more energised for longer.
Examples of unrefined carbs include:
- Black beans
- Brown rice
- Sweet potato (with skin on)
- Whole grain bread
Another option is our Sport Organic Plant-Based Energy Protein, which comes in a tasty blackberry cherry flavour and can be used to create energising pre-workout drinks.