If you're not ready to stomach a full plate post-run, these easy-to-make energy balls will bump up your protein levels and level off any cravings until your next meal.
Why are these great for runners?
Almonds are rich in antioxidant Vitamin E, which keeps cells healthy and aids muscle repair.
Oats contain soluble fibre, which is good for your gut health and can help reduce cholesterol levels.
Dried apricots are packed with immune system-boosting Vitamin A.
Makes 7 balls
35g raw unblanched almonds
80g dried apricots
25g dark (70%) chocolate
14g raw honey
60g rolled oats
1/ Blend all ingredients together in a food processor, until combined.
2/ Roll into evenly sized balls and put in the fridge to set for 30 minutes.
Nutrition per ball: 158 calories, 13.9g carbohydrates, 9.8g protein, 6g fat
Recipe created by the expert team at Nutrition X.