Uma Retreats Treats

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Here are couple of recipes from our healthy eating and fitness week Uma Retreats in Lake Como! I prepared some healthy snacks to accompany our exercise from post cardio energy balls, to protein bars for our mountain hike. A few of the recipes are listed below, the most loved was for sure the Coconut Balls, so few ingredients but so delicious.

Coconut Balls

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Ingredients:

1 cup cashew nuts
1 cup pecan nuts
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup dates pitted
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp maca powder
1/4 cup coconut oil
tsp vanilla paste or natural essence

What to do…

First place the nuts and the coconut in your blender. Pulse until finely chopped. Then add the remaining ingredients and blend until completely incorporated. Roll the mixture between your hands to form golf ball sized balls, about 2 tablespoons of mixture per ball. Roll the balls in desiccated coconut to coat, then place them in the freezer to set quickly or in the fridge.

Raw Cacao Bites

For the cacao version of the coconut balls follow the same recipe and method, replacing the desiccated coconut in the balls with 1/4 cup cacao nibs. I also omitted the chia seeds in this receipe.

Green Super Smoothie Bowls

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Ingredients:

1 banana
1 cup rice milk (or other non-dairy milk)
1 scoop of Revolution Foods super greens protein
1 scoop of Revolution Foods natural flavour vegan protein
tsp maca

What to do…

Simply place all the ingredients in a blender and blitz until smooth. If you do not have protein powders other alternatives would be a tsp wheatgrass or spirulina and a handful of nuts or a spoon of nut butter for added protein.
Top your smoothie bowl with whatever you fancy, fresh fruit, bee pollen, chia seeds, goji berries or my personal favourite…GRANOLA 🙂 see the recipe for delicious homemade granola here.

Chia Jars

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Ingredients:

per serving
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup milk of your choice
dsp yoghurt (soy or coconut)
dsp goji berries
dsp coconut flakes
(dsp maple syrup – optional)

What to do…

In a jar or an airtight container combine all the listed ingredients and stir or shake well to thoroughly combine the seeds with the milk. Place in the fridge overnight, this allows the seeds time to expand and soak up the liquid. In the morning your breakfast is ready for you…it couldn’t get much easier! Top your chia pot with fresh fruit or granola.

I hope you enjoyed my brief breakdown of our Uma retreats recipes! Check out our website umaretreats.com and come join us for our next retreat and sample these for yourself!!

tbc x

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