Craving a sweet treat but trying to stick to a diet? The Sirtfood Diet has got you covered with this Sirtfood Bites Recipe. Bites are such a big trend in fitness and food at the moment with all sorts of recipes and pre-packaged products available. These dark chocolate, date and walnut bites are hugely popular in our office. We’d love to know if you’ve tried any tremendous or terrible ones! Send us your photos and reviews on social media or below.
INGREDIENTS (makes 15-20 bites)
30g dark chocolate (85 per cent cocoa solids), broken into pieces; or cocoa nibs
250g Medjool dates, pitted
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp ground turmeric
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
the scraped seeds of 1 vanilla pod or 1 tsp vanilla extract
1–2 tbsp water
Place the walnuts and chocolate in a food processor and process until you have a fine powder.
Add all the other ingredients except the water and blend until the mixture forms a ball. You may or may not have to add the water depending on the consistency of the mixture – you don’t want it to be too sticky.
Using your hands, form the mixture into bite-sized balls and refrigerate in an airtight container for at least 1 hour before eating them. You could roll some of the balls in some more cocoa or desiccated coconut to achieve a different finish if you like. They will keep for up to 1 week in your fridge.
Extract from The Sirtfood Diet by Aidan Goggins and Glen Matten, published by Yellow Kite, £9.99