I’m a great fan of Kate Percy and her Go Faster Food cookbook. She does a Friday mailing and her recipes are always well balanced, loaded with energy boosting goodness and straightforward to make.
Why not have a go at these delicious chia seed energy balls. They are packed with essential minerals, carbs, protein, plus simple sugars to revitalise the body – perfect to transport on bike rides and long walks. Those of you that find it difficult to eat breakfast before an early morning run or gym class might find that a couple of these could see you through.
you can play around with the ingredients – a suggested nomination of dried cranberries, figs and walnuts work just as well
Chia Seed Balls – Nutrition per serving
- Energy (kcal) 51
- Carbohydrate (g) 6.4
- Of which sugars (g) 4.3
- Fat (g) 2.5
- Of which saturates (g) 0
- Protein (g) 1.4
- Salt (g) 0.25
- Fibre (g) 1.4
- 50g soft, pitted dates, chopped
- 60g soft dried apricots
- 80g sultanas
- 1 tbsp milled chia seeds
- 40g pumpkin seeds
- 20g sunflower seeds
- 1 dessertspoon runny honey
- 2 tbsp sesame seeds, or dessicated coconut
- Place the chia, pumpkin and sunflower seeds into a food processor and whizz until finely chopped.
- Add the dried fruit and whizz again until the mixture starts to stick together.
- Add the honey and combine.
- Roll into small balls in the palm of your hands, about 1½ cm in diameter.
- Pour the seame seeds into a small bowl and then roll each ball in the sesame seeds to cover completely. (Use dessicated coconut if you prefer).
- Keep in a plastic bag or airtight container for up to two weeks.
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