Raw Date Balls

If you know me or see me around Uni, you can probably guess i am a bit of a health freak (with the occasional tendency to forget my good food values if popcorn, ice-cream or cocktails are involved).

I am  a huge advocate of nutrition over counting calories, or any other stupid faddy diets. As an ammeter triathlete aspiring to be successful in longer distances, I know my body needs a lot of good food to fuel me and aid recovery from intense training sessions. I try to avoid anything processed or anything that won’t go out of date!

It shocks me how ignorant people are to what is actually healthy and what isn’t. People are becoming more concerned with calorie counting over giving their body the nutrition that it actually needs. A cadburys cream egg only contains 150 calories, and an avocado is 160- this is why calorie counting is ridiculously flawed and shouldn’t be encouraged. People shouldn’t be counting and restricting food intake, but eating food for its nutrients.

People are under the impression that eating healthy isn’t as satisfying as eating processed and refined foods, here is one of my own recipes for energy chocolate and date balls, i would rather have one of these over a cadbury’s chocolate bar any day! I often eat these as a quick snack on the go, or even to fuel training sessions.

Date Balls:

5 Medjool dates

2 Tbs raw cocoa powder

1 Tbs nut butter ( I like almond or peanut)

1 Tbs almond milk or coconut milk

2 Tbs desiccated coconut

1 Tbs flaked almonds

1 Tbs chia seeds

1 ts goji berries

Put all of the ingredients into a food processor, mould into small ball shapes and pop into the freezer for about 20 mins+

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Enjoy! x

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