Easy Protein Balls – There’s a Hazelnut in every bite.

Cheat blogging – reposting another’s initiative. BUT (note that is a big BUT) this could really help my planning for the Running Club I rashly suggested I would ‘run’ for Y5 and Y6 this autumn. Oh, the foolish things we say the day after the GP says we should exercise more!

Anyway, given that I have no intention of spending 90 minutes lapping the playground in all weathers, a curriculum that covers nutrition, stretching, calculating personal best, sports journalism and, possibly, half an hour of running, does not go against the Trade Description Act.

Does it?

Running, Photos and Nutrition

hazlenut.jpgThis really is the easiest recipe for making protein balls  There’s literally no cooking or baking involved. All you need is a blender or juicer and a fridge, oh and half a dozen  ingredients.

Healthy, delicious and easy to make. What more could you ask for?


– 1 cup of walnuts

– 1 cup of pitted dates

– 1 tablespoon of coconut oil (melted)

– 1 tablespoon of protein powder

– 1 tablespoon of raw cacao or cocoa powder

– 2 tablespoons of mixed seeds  (I used the ones that I sprinkle on my cereal)

optional – cacao/cocoa powder and desiccated coconut


Place all the walnuts into a blender/juicer walnuts then add all the other ingredients and blend for a few minutes, until a sticky dough forms.

Use your hands to roll the mixture into small balls

Optional – sprinkle a baking tray with the cacoa/cocoa power and/or…

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