Energising Indulgence: Easy and Nutritious Raw Fudge Balls
This is a very easy recipe, tastes great and you can take them with you when travelling away from home. If you need a sustained energy boost then try these raw fudge balls. Perfect for hiking, an after exercise snack or an afternoon energy boost to help prevent the typical mid-afternoon energy slump. Not too many though as they are packed with energy.
Raw Fudge Balls Recipe
What you need (try to go for organic when possible!):
1 cup of dates (low FODMAP portion size is 5 dates maximum per serve)
1 cup of walnuts (you can use any nuts you prefer. Almonds also work well)
1/4 cup of raw cacao powder
Pulse ingredients in a blender or food processor. I use my Nutribullet. Form ingredients into small balls, sprinkle with some additional raw cacao powder or desiccated coconut.
All ingredients are high in iron and help to keep our energy levels sustained. Plus it's a real winner for pregnant mothers! They are great as a morning tea option for kids (as long as they are not in a nut free environment). Once made store them in the fridge in an airtight, glass container.
Consult a Nutritionist
Embarking on a journey to improve your gut health can be overwhelming, especially with the abundance of information available. A Sydney Nutritionist can offer personalised advice, guidance, and support in incorporating beneficial foods and recipes like the Raw Fudge Balls into your diet. They can help you in understanding your body's unique needs and provide valuable insights into managing your nutritional intake effectively, ensuring that you are nourishing your body with the right foods to promote optimal gut health and overall well-being.
Understanding IBS Trigger Foods
IBS trigger foods can vary significantly from person to person; however, some foods are more likely to cause issues, such as those high in FODMAPs. Including high fibre foods, like the raw fudge balls, that are rich in nutrients and low in potential irritants can be a valuable step in managing IBS symptoms. However, recognising and avoiding personal trigger foods is paramount, and maintaining a food diary or working closely with a nutritionist can aid in identifying foods that might be causing discomfort and tailor a diet that suits individual needs and preferences.
Enhancing Gut Microbiome
Learning how to improve the gut microbiome is crucial for maintaining a healthy digestive system and overall well-being. Incorporating a variety of nutrient-dense, fibrous foods can promote the growth of beneficial bacteria (microbiome) in the gut, aiding digestion and nutrient absorption. Additionally, foods rich in antioxidants, like the cacao in the raw fudge balls, can also contribute to a balanced and thriving gut microbiome by feeding your good bacteria. Alongside a balanced diet, lifestyle changes such as regular exercise, adequate hydration, and stress management play pivotal roles in sustaining a healthy gut environment. This is all covered in my Gut Fix Program.