Fig and Almond Salami

Fig and Almond Salami

Fig and almond salami: Figs are another one of those powerhouse foods. They add sweetness to a recipe and are high in fibre, as well as vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, calcium, iron, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, selenium, zinc, sodium, potassium and chloride. Combined with almonds, and some beneficial spices this is a fantastic healthy snack to have on hand. This recipe uses a few basic ingredients and can be stored in the fridge for a couple of weeks or more (if not demolished sooner!)

Fig and Almond Salami Recipe

13 large figs
1/2 heaped cup almonds (+ extra 1/4 cup)
1 Tbsp cacao
1/2 tsp gr cinnamon
1/4 tsp gr cardamon
1/4 tsp gr ginger
1/2 tsp vanilla paste

Process all of the ingredients together (except the extra 1/4 cup almonds) in your food processor. The mixture will gradually come together. The add in 1/4 cup almonds and process briefly.
Remove mixture from the processor and place half on a piece of baking paper – mould into a salami shape and wrap in the baking paper twisting the both ends. Repeat with second half of mixture. Store in the refrigerator.
ENJOY.

Lovely served on its own with a cup of herbal tea or to accompany a cheese platter.

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Fig Orange and Hazelnut Truffles

Fig Orange and Hazelnut Truffles

Fig Orange Hazelnut Truffles: These truffles are fantastic to whip up in advance or just when needed. They take about 10 minutes to make. You can alter the nuts or dried fruit to what you have at hand. I just love figs at this time of the year, and they are full of nutrients. Combined with cinnamon and ginger, they are great for your digestive system too.

Recipe for Fig Orange Hazelnut Truffles

8 large soft dried figs
1/2 cup hazelnuts
1 cup pumpkin seeds
Zest of one small orange (finely grated)
1 Tbsp goji berries
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger (more if desired)
Pinch allspice.

Place figs in the processor and process until finely diced.
Add in remaining ingredients and process until it starts to come together. Add in 2-3Tbsp filtered water and process until you have a dough consistency that you can roll into balls.
Roll into balls and place in the fridge (or eat straight away!)

​Enjoy…

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Nourish Protein Balls

Nourish Protein Balls

Protein Balls are a perfect snack if you’re competing in the RideLondon or in a marathon this summer. Here is a quick recipe to whip up and take some energy snacks loaded with nutrients, and free from refined sugars. I have used a pea protein in these, but you could use what ever protein powder you have on hand to make your protein balls.

Vanilla Protein Balls Recipe

2 cups sunflower seeds*
3 Tbsp vital vanilla protein powder
1/4 cup gojiberries
2 Tbsp nut butter
2 1/2 Tbsp raw coconut oil
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Place first three ingredients in a food processor, blitz until starting to come together, then add in the remaining three ingredients and process until you have a soft mixture that forms into a ball when pressed together. Finally roll into balls, and store in fridge
Makes 8-10 (depending on size)

*I used activated crispy sunflower seeds.

Chocolate Protein Balls

5 pitted medjool dates
3 Tbsp Vital Vanilla Protein powder
2 cups walnuts
1/4 cup cacao powder
2 Tbsp raw coconut oil

Place first three ingredients in the food processor. Process until the mixture starts to come together, then add in the cacao and coconut oil. Process until you have a soft mixture, adding in a little more coconut oil if necessary. Finally roll into balls. Store in the fridge.

Makes 8-10 (depending on size)

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Raw Lunch Box Bars

Raw Lunch Box Bars

Raw Lunch Box Bars

If you need a little lunch box inspiration then look no further! These little raw lunch box bars of goodness are nut free so, great for school lunch boxes and are so super simple to put together that kids can make them themselves.

Ingredients

 

300g Apricots
200g Pumpkin Seeds
200g Sunflower seeds
100g Desiccated Coconut
2 tbsp chia seeds
1/3 cup ground linseed
1 tsp cinnamon
100g raw honey
150g coconut oil
3 tbsp water
100g dark chocolate

Method

Place Apricots in a food processor, blitz until starting to chop into rough pieces.
Add in the remaining dry ingredients and blitz until roughly chopped and the apricots are finely chopped, but you still have pieces of the seed.
Add in the coconut oil and honey and water and blitz until the mixture comes together.
Press firmly into a lined tin.
Melt the dark chocolate over a low heat until all melted. Pour over the slice until you have an even fine layer of chocolate.
Place in the freezer to set.
Cut up the bars once set and individually wrap or keep in a container in the freezer.
ENJOY!
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Seed Nut Truffles

Seed Nut Truffles

These seed nut truffles are the perfect pocket snack for taking on an adventure! Portable and full of goodies to help keep energy levels topped up and super simple to make, why not let the kids have a go at making them?  Seeds are packed with dietary fibre, protein, healthy fats and loads of antioxidants. Did you know, for instance, that the claim to fame of the humble sunflower seed is that it has some of the highest levels of vitamin E of any foodstuff?

Ingredients

 Makes 12 – 14 balls 

1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

1/2 cup sunflower seeds

1/2 cup almonds

1/3 cup cashews

1/3 cup brazil nuts

110g chopped dates

1/2 cup coconut

3 tbs nut butter

3 tbs cacao

6 tbs water

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 tbs honey (optional)

Method

Blend the nuts in a food processor until they resemble thick breadcrumbs. Add the dates and coconut. Process until starting to come together when pressed between your fingers.

Add the cinnamon, cacao, nut butter and honey. Mix until well combined.

Finally add water and process until you have a dough like mixture. You can add a little more water if needed.

Roll the mixture into balls. These can be kept in an airtight container for approximately a week.

If you’ve enjoyed making these then why not try our delicious protein balls next?

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Sesame Matcha Energy Balls

Sesame Matcha Energy Balls

Sesame Matcha Energy Balls are a great snack to have when you are feeling peckish between meals, great as a lunchbox filler too. Protein rich due to the sesame powder coupled with the health benefits of Matcha, these energy balls are great at boosting low energy levels without giving you a spike in sugars. The cinnamon addition also aids digestion as well as curbing your appetite. You can also make a peanut version – see note below.

Recipe for Sesame Matcha Energy Balls

1 cup sunflower seeds
4 Tbsp sesame flour (I used Sukrin)
1 tsp good quality matcha
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
4 large pitted medjool dates
1 ½ Tbsp raw coconut oil
3 Tbsp water

Place sunflower seeds, sesame flour, medjool dates, cinnamon and matcha in a food processor. Process until you have a crumb like texture. Add in coconut oil and process until mixture comes together when pressed. Finally add in water and process to form a dough like consistency. If you feel the mixture is a little sticky. Leave for a couple of minutes and then roll into balls.

Makes 8-10 depending on size (and how much you devour while making)

Store in Fridge for up to 7 days.

Alternative – replace the 4 Tbsp Sesame Flour and cinnamon with 3 Tbsp Peanut flour

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