CHOCOLATE & COCONUT ENERGY BALLS

You will always find my head in a cupboard looking for something to nibble on, I won’t even be hungry, but I am a sucker for a sweet treat. These energy balls are full of natural ingredients which not only taste great but will give you a good energy boost.

YIELDS: 8

INGREDIENTS

25g pumpkin seeds
25g sesame seeds
25g chia seeds
25g cocoa powder
25g cocoa nibs
25g desiccated coconut
75g large dates

METHOD

Pop all the ingredients into a food processor and blitz. Once the mixture has turned into a paste (wet sand like texture), get your hands in there and mould into golf ball sized balls. Leave in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up. Remove from the fridge and roll in the desiccated coconut for that extra punch of coconut. These will keep for about a week in an air tight container in the fridge.

HEALTHY PIZZA DOUGH

Pizza is definitely my favourite choice of takeaway. But to be honest you can’t really go wrong with what is basically bread topped with cheese. However the sad reality is it isn’t the healthiest of food choices and should probably be enjoyed a little less regular then I would like, hence this recipe creation.

With only three ingredients not only is this recipe healthier its also far less time consuming then your traditional pizza dough. So, here is your go to pizza dough recipe!

Yields: 1 medium pizza

Ingredients

60g wholemeal flour
60 g plain white flour
120g plain natural yoghurt

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 180°c. You can mix the ingredients two ways. Either place all the ingredients in a machine mixer with a dough hook and leave until combined. Or, combine the two flours on a work surface and create a well in the middle for the yoghurt and begin to work together until the dough comes together and forms a ball. Then simply create whatever shaped pizza you would like, add your toppings (I chose low fat cheese & olives) and bake for 15-20 mins at 180°c. Chop into slices and dig in!