Disclosure: The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC.
I have a great afternoon pick-me-up snack for you to guys today!
But first, let’s back up and talk about some interesting facts about Pure Canadian Maple Syrup.
Have you ever thought of using it on more than just pancakes and waffles?
Through a campaign with FitFluential, I was sent a care package from Pure Canadian Maple that included this maple water (I previously mentioned in last week’s Friday Favorites) and a bottle of Canadian maple syrup.
It’s perfectly (naturally) sweetened and extremely low in sugar and calories. You can read more about the benefits of drinking it on their website.
As for the Canadian maple syrup, I would like to take a minute and discuss the benefits of adding it into your healthy and active lifestyle.
I certainly never used to look at it this way…
Did you know?
• Canadian maple syrup is pure and one hundred percent natural.
It’s made directly from the sap of the sugar maple tree.
• Eighty percent of the world’s maple syrup comes from our upstairs neighbors in Canada! The majority of which is made in Quebec.
• Pure Canadian maple syrup is extremely versatile.
Get past using it as a topping and try cooking with it! You can use Canadian maple syrup as an ingredient in glazes, rubs, or barbeque sauces for poultry, meat, seafood, and vegetables.
• Canadian maple syrup is a natural energy and recovery source.
It provides simple carbohydrates that are easily broken down by the body. It’s also great for muscle recovery. A 1/4 cup of Canadian maple syrup meets 100% of your daily needs for manganesse and 18% of the daily recommendation of zinc.
• It’s also a great alternative to sugar!
Canadian maple syrup is unprocessed and contains beneficial vitamins and minerals including manganese, riboflavin, zinc, and potassium.
Pretty great stuff, right?
Keeping all of this in mind, I thought energy balls would be the perfect recipe to test out cooking – or in this case, no-baking – with maple syrup.
These No Bake Canadian Maple Syrup Energy Balls are extremely easy to make and are rich in (natural) sweet flavor!
1 cup raw oats
1 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup flax seeds
1/2 cup seed butter (or peanut butter)
1/3 cup pure Canadian Maple Syrup
1 tsp. pure vanilla
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
prep time: 20 minutes
servings: 12 energy balls
(Note: the size of your balls can change how many this recipe yields!)
This recipe couldn’t be easier.
Measure out ingredients.
Thoroughly mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
Make the balls.
Enjoy and store in the refrigerator!
I have been enjoying these energy balls as a healthy snack, before and after workouts, and even at night when I am craving something sweet.
I love the pure Canadian maple syrup flavor and can’t believe it took me this long to use it on more than my pancakes.
I look forward to mixing up the ingredients and making many different versions down the road. I’ll be sure to share the good ones!
So tell me…
• What is your favorite way to enjoy pure maple syrup?
• What kind of dish would you like to try baking/making using Canadian maple syrup?