Sports nutrition products can eat a hole in your budget, so why not make your own? Sports diet consultant Kate Percy shows you how
Energy balls have become a fashionable addition to an athlete’s diet, promising a fast-acting boost without any of the nasties that come with overly processed gels. However, they are expensive and making your own is often a much better option.
Ingredients for about 20 balls
» 120g dates
» 80g jumbo mixed raisins
» 20g desiccated coconut plus 2 tbsp to coat
» 20g porridge oats
» A few drops coconut oil
Place the dates and raisins in a food processor and pulse until the mixture starts to stick together.
Then add the coconut, oats and coconut oil and give the mix a quick blast to combine.
Take small handfuls of mixture, about 12g each, and roll into balls in the palm of your hands.
Then spoon 2 tbsp desiccated coconut into a bowl and toss the balls in the mix to cover completely.
These will keep for at least a couple of weeks, when stored in a plastic bag or airtight container.
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