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Cheat meals: top 5 healthy treats for boxers

Top nutritionist Marc Fell is back with five great cheat meals for boxers

5. Protein balls

IT is common during the making weight phase that boxers crave many sweet-tasting foods. Therefore homemade protein balls provide an excellent healthy snacking option, substituting for such foods as sweets or chocolate bars. Protein balls are a high-protein snack that are also extremely useful for those boxers who are continuously on the go in that they can be conveniently stored in a boxer’s training bag and easily consumed between or after sessions.

Ingredients

  •  60g chocolate protein powder
  • 60g flax seeds/ground nuts
  • 30g chopped nuts
  • 200g smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 35g of 75% or above dark chocolate, melted
  • Desiccated coconut for rolling (optional)

Method

  1. Mix together protein powder, flax seeds/ground nuts, chopped nuts and peanut butter.
  2. Then add in melted chocolate and honey and mix well together.
  3. Carefully structure the mixture into ball shapes.
  4. Roll balls in the desiccated coconut (optional).
  5. Place onto a tray inlaid with greaseproof paper and chill in a fridge for at least 30-60 minutes (ideally overnight) before serving.

Twitter: @MarcFell1
Email: j.m.fell@2014.ljmu.ac.uk.

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