Wednesday Wisdom from Framar Health Energy Bites

13 February 2019

Wednesday Wisdom from Framar Health Energy Bites

Wednesday Wisdom with Sarah Trimble Nutrition from Framar Health, providing expert nutritional advice & recipes to help support your marathon training.

Homemade energy bites

These energy balls are a great carbohydrate-rich snack, they are suitable to have before you set off on a long run, especially if it’s been a few hours since your last meal, or they could also be used as a source of energy when you need to refuel to keep going on longer runs as race day approaches.

Makes 16 bites

300g almonds or walnuts

250g soft Medjool dates (stones removed)

2 – 3 tablespoons water

½ – 1 tsp cocoa

Combine all the ingredients in a food processor. Pulse a few times just to break them up. Process for 30 seconds until the ingredients have broken down into crumb-sized pieces. Scrape the edges of the bowl and the blade if necessary. You may need to add a little extra water if the dates are quite hard.  Continue processing for another 1-2 minutes, until the ingredients clump together and form a ball.

Press into a thick square, roughly 18 cm x 18cm in size on a piece of cling film or baking parchment. Wrap and chill in the fridge for at least an hour (this is optional) then slice into bite-size pieces. Store in the fridge for several weeks or in the freezer for up to three months.

The dough can also be shaped into small balls. Refrigerate until firm.