By Dr Megan Chircop
Bliss balls are a great healthy snack option to curb those hunger pangs during the weekends. We usually make a large batch of these on the weekends to have on hand during the weekdays. Also fabulous for kiddies lunchboxes (see tips in recipe for nut-free version).
1 banana, peeled (100g)
1/3 cup peanut butter or nut butter of your choice (33g) or tahini (nut-free option)
1 tsp vanilla extract
30 grams shredded or dessicated coconut (1/3 cup)
14 grams ground chia seeds (1 Tbsp) or a combination of chia and flax seeds
30 grams pea or whey protein powder, natural or vanilla flavoured
70 grams oats (2/3 cup)
1/3 cup cranberries, unsweetened preferred
Nutrition (per serving): 93 calories, 4.3g protein, 8.8g net carbohydrates, 2.1g fibre, 4.1g total fat.
* Almond butter can be swapped out for any nut or seed butter you like – sunbutter, cashew butter, pumpkin seed butter or peanut butter work very well.
* Shredded coconut can be left out if you’re not a fan – just use flax or chia seeds instead.
* Swap out the cranberries for any other dried fruit, e.g. sultanas, chopped dried apple or apricots, or nuts or cacao nibs if you like – cashews or almonds would be great!
* If banana is not for you. Leave it out and add more honey or nut butter instead.
* Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week or up to 3 months in the freezer. Allow to sit out for 10 minutes from the freezer before serving.
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Understanding your own nutritional requirements can often be confusing, especially as we age and our hormones change. I am in my 40s, a single mum to a 6yr old daughter, whom has boundless energy and I want to keep up. So I understand how difficult it can be and how time-poor we all are and therefore put ourselves last, especially as parents.
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