When the training load increases, so does the appetite. I know that around 10am, 2pm, 8pm and probably every hour in-between, I’m searching for something yummy to snack on. The healthier the snack the better. If I try to eliminate all yummy/treat foods, I just want them more! Over the years I’ve found some good reliable recipes that are sweet but sugar free. It has helped that I’ve got some good friends around me that also like to share their recipes.
I’ve got my Thermomix friend, Mel, who has shared some great recipes – Protein Ball , Protein Coconut Balls and Protein Smoothies. Then there is Meg, a Ironchick who loves all things healthy. This recipe is Meg’s creation (except I made a few little changes). They are truly delicious and even the kids loved them.
They are sugar free and gluten free. A great snack when you’re training hard! Well worth trying out…..
1.5 cups almond meal
1tsp baking powder
1 cup gluten free SR flour (or normal SR flour)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2Tbs honey, maple syrup or brown rice syrup
3 Tbs melted coconut, macadamia or mild olive oil.
2 Tbs Natural yoghurt (Greek)
150g frozen berries
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees and grease muffin tin.
2. Place dry and wet ingredients into food processor or blend with hand mixer until mixture forms a smooth batter.
3. Carefully fold in berries.
4. Spoon mixture into muffin tin and bake for 12-15min.
Please note– because there’s a number of variations with ingredients, double the quantity might be useful as a guide. You may need to add more meal if the batter is too wet or add a dash of milk if it’s too dry.
This recipe makes approximately 8 larger muffins and is easily doubled if your household requires more!
Due to their being only fresh ingredients and no nasties, it’s best to keep these in an airtight container in the fridge.
Happy training (and baking), Cathxx
PS- Meg is racing at Cairns 70.3 this weekend. Go get them girl and enjoy every minute xx