Welcome! Here at Nutrition Works we aim to provide nutrition advice & inspiration to keep you energised and engaged throughout the working day… I passionately believe that by  arming yourself with the information to make theright nutritional choices, this will make a  dramatic difference to your stress, energy and general well-being, allowing you to thrive and succeed both in and out of work. By founder and nutritional therapist Kate Whitelock.

Recipes

Get a sustained energy hit with these Baobab balls…

recipe for healthy baobab energy balls

Healthy energy balls seem to be all the rage these days! So what’s different about these ones I hear you ask? Firstly, they feature Baobab; an African fruit packed with nutritional goodness and if you haven’t yet heard of it you soon will as it’s being touted as the new Superfood for 2016! It contains very high levels of Vitamin C, absolutely critical for energy production & immunity. They are also packed with magnesium, a key mineral involved in over 300 reactions in the body as well as being central to managing stress levels & mood. As if that wasn’t enough, they also have prebiotic qualities which in a nutshell means they help to feed the good (probiotic) bacteria in our gut, again essential for energy production. Secondly, they contain high levels of protein due to the addition of lots of different types of nuts & seeds. They are also super easy to make and work out much cheaper than buying shop bought energy bars, which can often be laden with processed sugar & other unhelpful ingredients….. So get blitzing!

High energy Baobab ball recipe:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup of medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup of cashews
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 2 tbsp. of chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp. of linseeds
  • 2 tbsp. of desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp. of baobab
  • 1 tbsp. of coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. of cashew nut butter

METHOD:

  1. Place all the ingredients in to a food processor and blitz for a minute or two until everything is blended well together and has become sticky.
  2. Roll the mix into small balls. Place in the freezer for an hour or so to set and then they can be stored in the fridge.

 

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