Perfect pre and intra work-out fuelling snack!
Coconut Balls :)
Good for fuelling before and during long training sessions and handy for a low-carb diet. The saturated fat in coconut oil is made of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), not the LCTs in foods such as steak and cheese. MCTs are more easily converted into energy by the liver, which is why they are a handy snack before and during training, and they have a beneficial effect on blood cholesterol levels.
175g desiccated coconut
2 tsp coconut oil, melted
3 tbsp maple syrup (honey can be used)
2 tbsp unsweetened coconut milk (can use almond milk)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp sea salt
1. Put 125g of the coconut, along with coconut oil, in a blender. Whizz on a high speed, until it makes a paste, but not completely smooth.
2. Add the maple syrup, coconut milk, vanilla, cinnamon and salt, and blend until well mixed. Add the remaining desiccated coconut and whizz until mixed.
3. Shape mixture into 12 (1 inch) balls (hehe) and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and for up to 5 days.