By Sue Bedford (MSc Nutritional Therapy)
Fancy a lovely berry snack? Why not have a go at making these delicious bites as a snack…..nutritious and delicious!
Berries are a fantastic source of antioxidants as-well as vitamins, minerals and fibre to help ‘zap’ those free radicals that can lead to oxidative stress in cells and thus helping prevent damage to the DNA, including the egg and sperm cells. They also help with cognitive function, keeping the brain healthy and helping lower inflammation in the body. Berries such as raspberries, strawberries and blackberries have a low Glycaemic Load (GL) meaning that they wont spike sugar levels too quickly, helping to keep a slow release balance.
Chia are a good source of an Omega 3 fatty acid (Alpha linolenic acid – ALA for short), vitamin D, E and B along with fibre, iron, antioxidants, magnesium, calcium, selenium, manganese and potassium. These fertility supporting seeds help provide energy, fight inflammation, reduce sugar cravings and regulate blood sugar levels, potentially benefitting those with PCOS.
Ingredients (makes around 20 bites)
50g nut butter of your choice
30g Desiccated coconut (optional)
5g Chia seeds
1tsp runny honey
How to make:
Place all ingredients except for the coconut into a bowl and blend using a blender until sticky.
Make small balls from the dough and then roll them in the coconut (if you are using coconut).
Place into the fridge overnight and enjoy. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.