A few weeks ago I had some friends round for dinner, and cooked James Duigan’s Banana Crumble recipe, and it was divine - gooey, crumbly, sweet but healthy - just right. So I wanted to make an energy bite that was similar. The oats, quinoa and almonds all provide a great source of natural protein, and the butters are a nice healthy fat. Banana’s are high in potassium, which plays a vital part in controlling blood pressure, so in a good tool in combating high blood pressure
The recipe is -
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 tbsp of coconut butter
- 1 tsp of cinnamon powder
- 1 cup of oats
- 1/2 cup of quinoa flakes (or just add another 1/2 cup of oats)
- 50g ground almonds
- 2 tbsp of almond butter
- 30g of vanilla protein powder (or 30g of ground almonds and 3 drops of vanilla essence
- 2tbsp of maple syrup
1 - mash up the banana and heat up in a pan with the coconut butter/oil and half the cinnamon
2 - pour into a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients, mix week, and then roll into balls
3 - pop in the fridge to cool and store in an air tight container or freeze
Meet Bella, my youngest Viszla. We rescued her from Hungry 18months ago, and have never looked back since. She is nutty, noisy but incredibly loveable. She is always pleased to see us, and loves nothing more to be by my side. So her latest trick is to jump over the garden gate and head round to the studio, sitting at the steps, waiting for one of clients to feel sorry for her and let her in. Today we resorted to tying her up with a skipping rope to the TRX to stop her licking everyone as they stretched!!
She took a fancy to this little recipe.
These remind me of my first recipe - peppermint creams. Me and my best buddy used to make it all the time, much to the dismay of our mums - the creams got stuck to the worktop, the food colouring stained the floor, and we left an icing sugar dusting all over the kitchen. Thankfully this recipe is a whole lot tidier, healthier but still yummy. I would like to dedicate this to my oldest buddy - Gemma - thanks for being you xxx
Peppermint is an awesome tool for easing sinus congestion with hayfever, but also it helps relax the digestive tract and disperse bodily gas, helping to ease wind and bloating
Cranberries, as we know, are an awesome tool for urinary tract infections, but did you know that oats are great for as siting our bodies when they are stressed. They help the adrenal gland function and nervous activity, and also provide energy, which we burn quickly when stressed. This makes this recipe a useful snack to help aid recovery, as well as being full of other sources of protein
If you are anything like my family, I am always finding ways to sneak a few hidden veggies in, and what better way than to disguise them as chocolate cookies. And, they fell for it, hook, line and sinker! Isla loved them as the photo proves. Just need to make them look a little more attractive next.