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Superfood Granola Balls

These healthy little balls are a great snack and will keep you full throughout the day. A healthy alternative to supermarket-bought sweet treats.

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DK Publishing

Introduction

Contains amino acids which help muscles recover and repair. Great pre and post workout. 

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Ingredients

100g blueberries, fresh or frozen
50g maple syrup, rice syrup or raw honey
50g coconut oil
100g rolled oats
25g pumpkin seeds
25g sunflower seeds
25g chia seeds
50g flaked almonds
25g ground almonds
25g raisins
25g goji berries
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1-2 tsp acai powder or baobab powder

Method

1. Put the blueberries in a pan with 1 tablespoon of water. Bring to the boil and simmer until the blueberries are really soft and squishy. Add the maple syrup and coconut oil and heat through until combined.

2. Combine all the other ingredients in a big bowl. Add the blueberry mixture to the dry mixture and stir until well combined. The mixture will be sticky. Divide into 16 evenly sized portions and roll into balls.

3. Refrigerate for 1 hour before eating raw.

 

Alternative: You can also bake these bites. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan/350°F/Gas 4). Place on a large baking tray lined with parchment paper, and bake for about 15 minutes. Allow to cool and serve.

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