Tahini Stuffed Dates

You Will Need:

  • 2o medjool dates, pitted
  • 8 tsp tahini

Method:

  1. Slice medjool dte open and remove the pit
  2. Fill the date with tahini.
  3. Serve.
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Cacao and Cashew Balls

These energy balls are so addictive and energising and are so quick and easy to make. They are also a convenient snack as they’re easy to take with you and are insanely delicious.

You Will Need:

  • One cup medjool dates
  • One cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder

Method:

  1. Blend dates, cashews and cacao in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Roll into balls and then roll in desiccated coconut.
  3. Place in fridge for 30 minutes before serving.

Benefits of Chia Seeds

  1. Good source of fibre
  2. High in antioxidants
  3. High in protein
  4. Can assist in weight loss
  5. Can lower the risk of heart disease
  6. Help fight type 2 diabetes
  7. Improve digestive health
  8. Boosts your energy and metabolism
  9. Strengthens your bones
  10. Improves dental health
  11. Maintains cardiovascular health
  12. Good source of omega 3
  13. Can help improve your mood
  14. Grown organically

Tips for Staying Healthy During the Summer

In Summer, it can be difficult to stay healthy while having late nights and going to social events involving food. To help you keep healthy, I have thought of five tips for staying healthy during the Summer.

1. Cook at home when you can

When you cook at home, you can control what goes into your food. Focus on eating healthy while at home so you can indulge a little bit more when you go out to hang out with your friends and family. You can also take leftovers from what you cook to go out; you’ll save money by not eating out and will find it easier to eat healthy. If you’re not that good of a cook or don’t have a lot of time you can make quick and easy salads while the large range of fruits and veggies are in season.

2. Take advantage of the seasonal

fruits and veggies available

During Summer, the majority of fruits and veggies are in season such as mangoes and berries. Take advantage of this and snack on a banana or some celery and carrot sticks with hummus instead of processed foods such as chips.

3. Get outside and enjoy the weather

During the Summer, the weather is really nice and is the perfect time to start exercising. Something I really enjoy is going for a run and then going for a swim in the pool or at the beach to cool down. Keep in mind that you shouldn’t do exercise just because you think you have to and think of it as a chore, but instead, find an activity you enjoy such as a team sport. You could also work out with a friend to motivate you.

4. Eat a filling breakfast

Eat a breakfast that is high enough in calories and has the right amounts of each macronutrient based on your personal dietary needs (You can find calculators online if you are unsure to guide, but focus more on eating intuitively and find out what works for you and your body.). Also make sure your breakfast is filled with a good source of fibre and enough protein to keep you full until lunch time. By eating a filling breakfast, you won’t have to worry about getting something to eat when you’re out in the morning.

5. Keep hydrated

It’s important to drink plenty of water during the Summer as you lose a lot more fluids due to sweat etc. Drinking enough water has an abundance of benefits for your body including glowing skin and flushing out toxins from your body.