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Matt’s Muesli Bars

Makes 16 270g dried fruit (e.g. apricots, figs, dates, raisins, dried apple and pears) 40g nuts (e.g. cashews) 80g seeds (e.g. pumpkin, sunflower seeds) 1 tsp cinnamon 80ml fruit juice 2 level tbls honey 60g wholemeal flour 120g rolled oats (All ingredients organic) Oven 190c/375f/gas mark 5 Blitz all the dried fruit in a Magimix [...]

Filed Under: Delicious Meals & Recipes, Endurance Athletes - Nutrition, Food Spotlights, Kid's Nutrition

This is one of my favourite "breakfast mousses". The combination of apricots and almond is wonderful, and using a high-nutrient wholegrain such as quinoa adds to the superb nutritional profile.   Serves 1 50g quinoa (dry grain) Coconut milk and water for cooking 3-4 dried apricots (chopped) or 2 large dried figs, chopped 150g natural [...]

Filed Under: Delicious Meals & Recipes, Endurance Athletes - Nutrition, Food, Diet & Health, Kid's Nutrition

Balanced meal solutions…

On a previous post I discussed appetite mechanisms and management. If you'd like to read this again or you missed it, I've posted it here on my blog... A key part of having a normal and healthy appetite and metabolism, and avoiding unnecessary (and potentially unhealthy) cravings and preoccupation with food) is... * Effective blood sugar [...]

Filed Under: Body Shape and Weight Loss, Delicious Meals & Recipes, Food, Diet & Health, Kid's Nutrition, Womens Health

Feeling unusually hungry after a swim…

Question: I often feel unusually ravenous after swim training. Is there a physiological reason for this, and if so, how can I manage it? Answer: Some recent research at Loughborough measured the appetite hormone ghrelin, and found that during swimming, ghrelin levels and appetite was actually suppressed, which is often the case with prolonged or [...]

Filed Under: Body Shape and Weight Loss, Endurance Athletes - Nutrition, Kid's Nutrition, Q and A

Fresh berry Melon and Mint Juice

This delicious juice is a refreshing blend of raspberries and strawberries, with fresh melon and mint – cooling, thirst quenching and full of vitamins and minerals for health and energy! 100g raspberries 100g strawberries 100g honeydew melon 100g watermelon 1 fresh mint leaf Simply blend all the ingredients together, and serve immediately in a tall glass, [...]

Filed Under: Delicious Meals & Recipes, Endurance Athletes - Nutrition, Food, Diet & Health, Kid's Nutrition