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With my marathon training well underway and just a few (eek) weeks left until the big day, nutritious training fuel is vital. I tend to slip a couple of these seriously tasty little energy boosts into my pocket as a pick me up on a long run but they're also a perfect companion for a nice cuppa tea.

Coconut Snowballs 

To make 10 (5 servings)

Ingredients

75g dates (pitted)

75g cashew nuts

1/2 tbsp melted coconut oil

1 tbsp dessicated coconut (for rolling)

Nutrition info: 162 calories, 11.5g fat, 11.7g carbs, 3.4g protein per 2 balls

Method

Put dates, cashews and coconut oil into a blender a blitz until smooth and sticky.

Sprinkle dessicated coconut onto a flat surface

Shape into balls in the palm of your hands, roll in the dessicated coconut to coat

Put in the fridge to set

Cocoa Ginger Bites

To make 10 (5 servings)

75g dates (pitted)

75g cashew nuts

25g diced stem ginger in syrup, plus a splash of the syrup!

1 tsp cocoa

Nutrition info: 142 calories, 6.5g fat, 17.5g carbs, 3.3g protein per 2 balls 

Method

Put all ingredients into a blender a blitz until smooth and sticky.

Roll into balls in the palm of your hands

Put in the fridge to set

 

Enjoy!

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