Provided by Katie Benton, AGITG Member and Dietitian
Spring time is a time for fresh air, lighter foods and warmer days. Diets often get a spring clean at this time with “detox” being a common theme during spring and summer. However it is important to ensure your diet remains balanced and includes a variety of food groups. Eliminating food groups or following restorative detox diets may impact on your ability to achieve your daily nutrient requirements. Therefore keep it fresh, balanced and full of colour.
Below is a great snack idea for you to incorporate into your diet. These strawberries bliss balls are made with in season strawberries and provide a great source of vitamin C and antioxidants. The walnuts provide a boost of protein and fibre to keep you satisfied for longer.
For people going through cancer treatment these strawberry bliss balls can be packed and ready to eat on the go making an convenient and nourishing snack.
Strawberry Spring Bliss Balls
Makes approx. 15 balls. Recipe adapted from Taste
- 200g ripe strawberries, hulled
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 3/4 cup traditional oats
- 2 tablespoons white chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup walnuts
- 2 1/2 tablespoons desiccated coconut, extra, to coat
Process strawberries until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and process until finely chopped and mixture comes together
Roll 1 level tablespoon into balls
Place extra coconut in a shallow plate. Roll balls in coconut to coat.