Some of the most successful athletes in the world have a sweet tooth, so how do they get their sugar fix & maintain a balanced, and healthy diet? Double Olympian Georgia Nanscawen shared one of her own tasty dessert recipes with us...
- 100g cacao butter
- 150g cashew butter
- 75g coconut butter/desiccated coconut
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp maple syrup/honey
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 2/3 cup macadamias, roughly chopped
- 2/3 cup shredded coconut
- 5 dried figs, chopped into small pieces
- Dried rose petals (optional), for topping
- Yogurt coated rice puffs (optional), for topping
Gently melt the cacao butter in a small saucepan over the lowest heat. Once melted, remove from heat and add to a food processor with the cashew butter, coconut butter, vanilla, maple syrup and salt. Blend until nice and smooth.
Remove mixture to a bowl and stir in the cranberries, macadamias, shredded coconut and figs so that everything is well coated.
Pour into a baking tin lined with baking paper, sprinkle on rose petals and rice puffs (if using), and place in the freezer to set. Once set, chop into squares and serve.
Store in a container in the fridge or freezer.
About the author: Georgia Nanscawen is a professional hockey player for Australia, and has been since she made her debut aged 17 in 2009. From then, she has picked up over 160 caps, and has represented her country at the Commonwealth Games, World Cup, and the Olympic Games. When she isn't playing hockey, Georgia blogs and make amazing healthy recipes, all of which are available on her website: https://littlepippincreations.com Follow Georgia on Instagram and Twitter for more healthy recipes, and hockey updates.