An antioxidant-packed energy boost!
The secret ingredients which will give you that energy boost are:
Goji berries - the high Vitamin C and antioxidant content are perfect for boosting your immune system and speeding up recovery post exercise. They are also rich in fibre, which releases fuel slowly into the bloodstream – great for sustained energy during exercise.
Beetroot - did you know beetroot has been shown to improve exercise endurance? Beetroots are a source of nitrates, which help the body to use less oxygen. Therefore, people will feel less tired when they are exercising. Beetroot has the added benefit of lowering blood pressure.
20g of ground almonds
2-3 large Medjool dates
20g of beetroot powder
18g of coconut oil
10g of dried goji berries
10g of chia seeds
10g of oats
desiccated coconut (optional)
Makes approx. 6-8 energy balls
Preparation time: 5 mins
Blend, roll into balls. Roll the balls in desiccated coconut to make them look pretty.
Store in the fridge until you are ready to eat them.
Thank you, Lily x
Lily Soutter Bsc (Hons) Nutrition, Dip ION, mBANT, CNHC
Lily is a Nutritionist and weight loss expert providing one-to-one nutrition consultations for health optimisation. She has obtained a Food and Human Nutrition degree from Newcastle University and a Nutritional Therapy diploma from The Institute of Optimum Nutrition. Lily has an extensive knowledge of the science of food and health, which enables her to regularly write for The Daily Mail, The Independent, The Mirror, Women's Health, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping and Cosmopolitan.
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