So I work in a mostly male-dominated team (of software developers) who have all decided to get into body-building. They talk a LOT about super foods and protein shakes and “gains”. Me – I am more interested in ‘losses’ but I have been feeling a little flat after cycling to and from work so I decided to give this recipe a go. Its got lots of good stuff in it and it does give me a kick to recover or prepare from a good ride. Am just careful not to eat them too late at night or too many of them (which is hard ‘cos they are good!) – don’t want to make “gains”!

Think chocolate truffle gone health kick…


  • 100g Rolled Oats
  • 70g quinoa flakes
  • 400ml Almond Milk
  • 20g Coconut Oil
  • 50g (3 teaspoons) Raw Honey
  • 120g Kapai Puku (seed mix)
  • 15g (2 teaspoons) Pea Protein (increase if you want more protein)
  • 50g (2 teaspoons) ABC spread
  • 50g (3-4 teaspoons) Date Spread
  • 25g Chopped Pecans
  • 25g Chopped Almonds (I didn’t include this in my first attempt but I intend to next time)
  • 15g Chia Seeds
  • 15g Cacao Powder
  • 180g Coconut Flakes


  1. Mix the oats, quinoa flakes and almond milk in a saucepan and cook over a medium heat until you have a fairly dry porridge consistency.
  2. Pour into a large mixing bowl and put it aside and let it cool completely.
  3. Now mix everything except the coconut flakes else in.
  4. Taste it:
    • Too wet? Add more protein powder
    • Not sweet enough? Add more cacao powder, honey, or date paste (or all of the above)
    • Need more texture? Add more nuts and or seeds
  5. Now roll into walnut size balls and roll in coconut flakes.
  6. Refrigerate until firm. Can also freeze.


Tagged with: ,
Posted in Cooking

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: