Optimal Energy Bites.

With the exams about to start I have enclosed a very easy recipe that will provide plenty of energy in a small bite sized portion. Handy when your studying & don’t want to have to leave your desk or don’t feel like a big meal. They provide plenty of good nutrition in a small bite.
These will keep well in the fridge (if there not all gone)! for 3-4 days.
Best of luck to everyone starting there exams tomorrow.

Posted on June 4, 2019 by optimalhealthkk


200 g dates.
100g dark chocolate.
100 g mixed nuts.
1 dessertspoon of cocoa powder.
1 tsp honey. (I used Sarah’s Mileeven honey with cinnamon).
Pinch sea salt.
1 level dessertspoon of maca powder, (optional but is good for energy, easily found in all supermarkets now).
1 tsp vanilla.


1. Cover the dates in water & leave to soak for 30 mins.
2. In a blender (nutribullet type), blend the dates until smooth.
3. Remove to a bowl.
4. Blend the nuts until almost powder like.
5. Melt the chocolate.
6. Mix everything into the bowl and stir well to combine.
7. Leave to set in the fridge for 5-10 mins.
8. In a small bowl, mix chia seeds & desiccated coconut together.
9. Taking approx. ½ dessertspoon of the mixture roll into a ball, toss it in the coconut/chia mix until covered.
10. Store in the fridge in a sealed container.

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Nutritonal Values on menus.

Great News last week  as the Dail restaurant is to show the nutritional content on their menus. Blackrock Clinic is also recommending the introduction on all menus.

A positive step in the right direction. Of course there are already many catering establishments from the smallest café to the larger hotels already working on this.

For anyone out there wondering if you will lose customers, the feedback I have received is a definite no.

Feedback from customers is very positive with some of my own clients asking me where they can go to eat that has already put the nutritional values on the menus. This lets them make a better choice and enables them to decide which option to choose.

Often they will still pick a high calorie, high fat item and eat healthy for the rest of the day. Sometimes they will pick a healthier option and have dessert.

Also most of my clients know they are allowed a treat meal a week, therefore if they know the nutritional content of the dish they wish to eat, they can know that there weight loss is not compromised.

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