Easter recipes for runners

Let us guide you through this Easter's eating, with all the classics with a healthy runner powered twist.



by Annie Rice

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Easter nest cakes

Here’s a childhood favorite with a slightly grown-up twist. Plus the fruit and nut additions add some runner friendly benefits; the cranberries pack an antioxidant boost and the hazelnuts are full of healthy fats, vitamin E and magnesium, which reduce blood pressure and inflammation. Meanwhile the dark chocolate is choc full of antioxidants, for the healthiest dose go for 70% cocoa and above.

Ingredients

Makes 12

  • 200g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids and above)
  • 85g shredded wheat
  • Dark chocolate mini eggs, approx. 26
  • ½ a cup of unsweetened dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup of chopped hazelnuts

Method

  1. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of hot water on a low heat.
  2. Crush the shredded wheat using your hands into a large bowl and roughly chop up the nuts.
  3. Pour the melted chocolate over the wheat and thoroughly stir in with the cranberries and nuts.
  4. Spoon the mixture into small cake cases in a tray, shaping into little nests. Put the tray into the fridge to set, then when they have hardened add three mini eggs into each nest. 

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