Whole Food Fig & Tahini Truffles

These amazing little balls of goodness come from our friend Meg Gillmer, better known as The Wholesome Athlete. Meg uses whole natural foods to fuel her on a daily basis. During and after her races she uses energy treats like this to get her over the line and recover.

Meg says: Truffles are one of my favourite portable snacks. I love having them with me on road trips to and from races. They're an ideal nutrient dense treat. The tahini, coconut and sesame seeds give them a wonderful flavour and aren’t overly sweet. Tahini is a nutritional powerhouse, full of iron, protein and calcium. No dairy, gluten, grains or soy.

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup dried figs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree/mashed pumpkin (sweet potato works, too)
  • 1x Scoop Rebuild Protein Banana Honey
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds or shredded coconut, for rolling

Directions 

Add all ingredients into a bowl of a food processor and blend until everything is well mixed. The dough will roll together into a large ball. 

Put the dough into the fridge for 15-20 minutes or so to help it firm up. Then, using wet hands, roll the mixture into tablespoon-sized balls. Roll in sesame seeds or coconut, then place on a plate lined with parchment. 

Let the truffles chill in the fridge for half an hour, then transfer to a sealed container. 

Makes about 12-16 truffles, depending on how large you roll them.

Find more of Megs recipes on The Wholesome Athlete's Facebook and Instagram accounts:

Instagram: @the_wholesome_athlete

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Wholesome-Athlete-592375680796277/

Check out more healthy whole food recipes on our Recipes page.

Find all of your whole food, superfoods and real food sports products online at www.templenutrition.com.au

 

Delicious Acai Bowl Goodness

The most amazing Acai Bowl made by our Friends at Zeal2U. Zeal2U are experts in whole food pantry make overs and proper nutrition education. Zeal2U are base in NSW, Australia.

Temple Nutrition sponsored Athlete Greg McDermott enjoys these bad boys for breakfast regularly. Acai provides all the antioxidants the body needs to provide a strong immune system for any athlete. Mixed with fruits, nuts and chia seeds it makes the ultimate breakfast, snack or recovery blend.

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

Ingredient Toppings:

Method:

  1. Combine coconut water, frozen banana, fresh berries and acai juice powder in a high speed blender and mix until a 'smoothie' consistency is achieved. Feel free to add more or less coconut water depending on your consistency preference.
  2. Pour acai mixture into a large bowl.
  3. Top acai mixture with toppings of your choice.

Jump on Temple Nutrition and Zeal2U for more amazing whole food and super food recipesBuy all your whole foods online at www.templenutrition.com.au

Chia seeds as an egg substitute? Really?

Chia seeds as an egg substitute? Really?

Whether they are used for cooking, baking or smoothie thickeners, eggs have been a staple of ours for thousands of years. Eggs are packed to the brim with vitamins and minerals that are readily available to our body, they also contain the nine essential amino acids the body needs for optimum muscle repair and recovery.