Recipe: Bliss Balls!

A bite sized energy boost, packed with quality carbs, healthy fats, plant protein and fibre!

You will need:
1/2 cup of fresh dates, pitted
1/2 cup of mixed nuts (roasted or raw)
1/2 cup of rolled oats
1/2 cup of paleo mix
1/4 cup desiccated coconut
2 tbsp of water


Steps:
1. Combine all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until a mixture forms.
2. Roll mixture into balls.
3. Coat half with coconut or your choice of coating (optional).
4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.

Enjoy x

Notes:

  • Recipe makes ~14 medium size balls
  • Variations:
    Nut free – Swap mixed nuts for mixed seeds and choose a paleo mix without nuts.
    Choc – Add 1 tbsp of cacao or cocoa.
    Peanut butter choc – Add 1 tbsp of cacao or cocoa and 1 tbsp peanut butter.
    Fruity – Add 1/4 cup of dried fruit or 1/2 cup frozen fruit of choice.
    Higher protein – Add 1-2 scoops of protein powder. 

Ready to take the first step?  Get in touch via email aleisha@addietitian.com or phone 0422 288 565. 

Recipe: Choc Hazelnut Cookies!

There is nothing quite like a fresh batch of cookies to warm the soul! And to celebrate World Nutella Day – my favourite Nutella inspired cookie recipe is here!

You will need:
For the base cookie:
1 1/2 cups of muesli (I used Sunsol muesli)
1/2 cup rolled oats
3 dates, pitted and finely chopped
3 eggs, whisked
1 tsp vanilla essence
4 tbsp lupin crumbs (optional)
Nutella (I used Nuttvia hazelnut spread)

Steps:

1. Preheat oven to 180C and line an oven tray with baking paper.
Prepare the cookies:
2. Crack eggs into a small bowl, whisk lightly.
3. Combine all the remaining ingredients into a large bowl, add eggs and mix until evenly combined.
4. Roll mixture into balls, place on the tray and flatten using either your hand or a fork.
5. Bake for 5 minutes, remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
6. Using your thumb, make a small hole in the middle of the cookie and add 1 tsp of Nutella/hazelnut spread to the centre of the biscuits.
7. Bake for an extra 5 mins or until golden brown.
8. Set aside and let cool.
Enjoy x

Notes:

  • Recipe makes ~12 cookies
  • I get my lupin crumbs from https://www.lupinsforlife.com.au/products/crumb
  • Variations:
    Chia jam: You will need: 2 cups of frozen berries, 2 tbsp of chia seeds & 1 drizzle of maple syrup (optional). To prepare chia jam: Add berries to a saucepan and cook until soft. Once soft, remove from the heat and add the chia seeds. Stir until jam thickens and set aside. At step 7 add the chia jam to the centre of the biscuits. 
    Original muesli: Follow steps 1-4 and bake cookies for 10 mins.

Ready to take the first step?  Get in touch via email aleisha@addietitian.com or phone 0422 288 565. 

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