Nutty Energy Balls

As the Covid19 Lockdown is slowly and gently easing, we are now allowed to travel to the mountains again. We have longed to get back outdoors and into the picturesque landscape we call home. The Scottish Mountains are my headspace, a place where I grow, think, be at peace, laugh and get fitter…lol! To read more about the Scottish Munros, Corbetts, Grahams etc, head over to my travel post https://theweecaledoniancook.com/2020/07/08/a-list-of-scotlands-mountains/.

Anyway, back to food, my first passion. To walk or climb the Scottish Mountains you need energy firstly (then waterproofs…lol), so I made these to pack and take with us for a wee boost when needed. Great for a pre workout snack too & also Gluten Free.

Nutty Energy Balls

Makes about 16

For the Balls:-

4 heaped tbsp of Crunchy Peanut Butter (good quality, I use Whole Earth)

200g chopped mixed nuts & raisins (I used a food processor to chop finely)

2 tbsp Icing sugar

Coating/Topping:-

Choice 1:-

Dark or Milk Chocolate, 1 tbsp Butter – Melted together

Chopped Pistachios

Choice 2:-

Butter icing – Icing Sugar 80-100g, 1 tbsp butter – Melted together

Desiccated Coconut

  1. Place all ball ingredients into a bowl and mix together until combined. You may find it best to us clean hands for this. Take a tsp size and roll into a ball.
  2. Dip the rolled balls into your wet mixture of choice and then roll into the coconut or pistachio toppings to coat. Place onto a greaseproof lined baking tray and refrigerate to harden.
  3. These can be stored for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container. Enjoy!

Of course you can use any coating or topping you like.

Enjoy these bite size energy boosters

Moreish Mornflake Breakfast

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I normally have porridge in the mornings but this week I fancied a change but still something that was quick, easy and healthy. I came across this Mornflake Oatbran Granola and thought…..yes…that will do……and oh my….it is so delicious.

I had it with natural yogurt (Low Fat), added some raspberries and blueberries for my berry superfood fix and WOW, this was absolutely scrumptious!  My new quick healthy option breakfast.

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Nutrition Facts

Ingredients:

Mornflake Wholegrain Oatflakes (36%), Toasted Oatbran & Oatbran (17%), Mixed Nuts (13%) (Flaked Almonds, Roasted Chopped Hazelnuts, Pecan Nuts), Honey (11%), Mixed Seeds (8.5%) (Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Golden Linseeds), Palm Oil†, Apple Juice Concentrate (3%), Natural Flavouring, Caramelised Sugar Syrup Powder, Toasted Oatbran contains Antioxidants (Ascorbyl Palmitate, Alpha-Tocopherol), Emulsifier (Mono & Diglycerides of Fatty Acids), Citric Acid.

FSA Traffic Lights Labeling:

per 100g per 45g (with 100mls semi skimmed milk)
Cal 473kCal 213kCal
Fat 22.8g 10.3g
Sat Fat 4.7g 2.1g
Sugar 13.6g 6.1g
Salt Trace Trace

Nutrition:

Nutrient per 100g per 45g (with 100mls semi skimmed milk)
Energy kCal 473kCal 213kCal
Energy kJ 1,977kJ 891kJ
Protein 13.5g 6.1g
Carbohydrate 48.5g 21.8g
of which sugars 13.6g 6.1g
Fat 22.8g 10.3g
of which saturates 4.7g 2.1g
Fibre 9.9g 4.5g
Sodium N/A N/A
Salt Trace Trace