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Protein MCT Balls (The mid afternoon get-through)

Not familiar with MCT oil? it stands for medium-chain triglyceride and is essentially a refined extraction of plain coconut oil which is a long-chain fatty acid. Being a shorter chain MCT’s are digested more rapidly and are considered a clean fuel for the body and brain. Opposed to longer chain fats, the body absorbs MCT’s without the need to be broken down instead it provides an immediate source of energy whereas fat like olive oil, coconut oil, and butter require bile to break down in the body and stored as fat.

BALL RECIPE

Ingredients: (makes approx 8 balls)

  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 3 Tbs Nut Butter (I like cashew butter)
  • 2 Tbs MCT oil
  • 1/3 Cup Dried Blueberries
  • 1 Tbs Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tbs Chia Seeds
  • 2 Tbs Water

Mix ingredients well, slowly add small amounts of water if you want a stickier consistency. Roll and refrigerate.

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Chilli Calamari Salad Recipe

This recipe serves 2

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3-4 Squid tubes or 250gm already cut calamari
  • 2 Tbs wholemeal flour
  • 1 Tbs x chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp x paprika
  • Good pinch of salt
  • 1/2 Pomegranate (half cup of pomegranate seeds)
  • Pumpkin roughly diced (as much or little as you like)
  • Loose salad leaf (as much or little as you like)
  • 2 Tbs x apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp x honey
  • 1 Tbs x olive oil for dressing
  • Olive oil for shallow frying

METHOD:

  1. Roast pumpkin at 180 degrees until soft (approx 15-20 mins)
  2. Slice squid tubes into rings
  3. Mix flour, salt, chilli and paprika in a bowl
  4. Lightly coat calamari in the flour mixture
  5. Heat fry pan at a medium heat with enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan.
  6. Fry one side of the calamari for 2 mins and then the same on the other side
  7. Place aside to cool slightly
  8. Emulsify apple cider, honey and olive oil
  9. Combine loose salad and mix in the dressing
  10. Top with pumpkin, pomegranate seeds and calamari
  11. Enjoy!!!