Lemon & ginger energy snack
Not another snack requiring NO BAKING… said no-one ever! Whenever we are invited to talk at an event, be it a wellness event, nutrition talk or workshop at a school it seems most families struggle with choosing healthy snacks. They are not always necessary or even recommended, but when trying to manage a busy schedule and aspiring to a healthier regime it is really important to have the right balance of nutritious and flavoursome ingredients to keep us going. These snacks taste just like lemon drizzle cake!
10 large pitted Medjool dates, pitted, soaked in warm water for 30mins
100g gluten free oats
2 tablespoons of chia seeds
1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
Zest and juice of 1 unwaxed lemon
1 thumb size fresh ginger root, grated
Prep Time: 10mins
Setting time: 1hr approx
In the bowl of a food processor, add the dates and lemon juice and pulse until well combined and forming a sticky paste.
Add in all the remaining ingredients.
Pulse until a dough forms. The dough will be thick and sticky and easy to handle to hand roll into balls.
Roll into 12-14 medium sized balls.
Store in the fridge in an air tight container to set for a few hours or in the freezer for 30 minutes.
These will keep for over a week in the fridge. Can also be frozen.
THE HEALTH BOOST TIP
There we go, another day of experimenting with flavours and raw ingredients. So quick and easy to make and offering all the health benefits of ginger (anti inflammatory) and lemon (packed with Vitamin C). Combining oats and chia seeds (protein) will help you feel fuller for longer post workout or sport practise until your next meal. They are part of our busy active family life here at The Health Boost! These are very nutrient dense so you only need 1 or maybe 2. If you are prone to overindulging then pop them in the freezer to bring out when needed.