by Lisa Podlecki, RD,
Diploma Sport Nutrition IOC
Filled with nutrient-rich ingredients and satisfying notes of chocolate and raspberries, this snack is perfect to help keep appetite and energy levels in check.
½ cup raw nuts (I use ¼ cup cashews and ¼ cup almonds)
½ cup rolled oats
¼ cup cocoa powder
¼ cup cocoa nibs or semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup frozen raspberries
½ scoop vanilla protein powder
½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
Soak dates for 30 minutes. Add all ingredients to a food processor or high-speed blender. Blend until all ingredients are mixed and a smooth consistency is obtained. Roll into balls, wetting hands lightly if needed. Eat as is or freeze until later. Makes about 14 balls.
Lisa Podlecki is a Registered Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist in Edmonton. Lisa loves helping individuals meet their nutrition goals in a healthy and sustainable way and regularly speaks at the Running Room training programs. For more information, visit her website at www.oaktreenutrition.com. (Bio photo: Kaihla Tonai Photography)