These babies are a great source of iron, fibre and essential fatty acids - ideal for healthy brain function and focus. Packed with energy, the oats help to balance out the natural sweetness of the dried fruit, and stabilise the blood sugar.
80g dried apple (you can dehydrate your own for 8 hours at 70ºC)
80g pitted dried dates
50g gluten free oats
30g sunflower seeds
30g raisins or sultanas
30g chia seeds
1 tbsp vanilla protein powder or 1 tsp of vanilla extract/paste/powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Here’s what you do…
1. Blitz all ingredients together in your food processor, high speed blender or Thermomix. It takes 90 seconds in my blender for the ingredients to come together, so just be patient.
2. Roll mixture into balls and store in the fridge.
I use plant-based protein powders as I can’t tolerate whey. Whichever type you choose, be sure it’s one made with real ingredients and no synthetics (unlike the ones generally sold for body building and found in sports nutrition/supplement type stores). I personally have used and like the ones by Prana On, Amazonia Raw and Nutra Organics, but there are plenty of great wholefood options out there.
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