Sweet treats & dessert

Written on the 21 January 2015 by Studio Pilates

This recipe is by Studio Pilates International in Brisbane. Studio Pilates International provide Pilates classes in Brisbane, Pilates courses & training, Pilates DVDs and more.

Sweets & Dessert

Remember, even though these foods are healthy, they do contain a lot of natural sugars, so only eat very small amounts of them.
try Fresh fruit - one of the best fruit choices in strawberries as they are low in sugar and kilojoules
If you must, try 25 g Lindt 70% chocolate as a treat for the hard core chocoholics - only once a week though

Coconut Walnut Balls
2 cups walnuts
1 cup fresh dates, pitted and chopped
(Medjool or Californian dates work best)
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind
1/3 cup desiccated coconut for coating

Coarsely chop walnuts in food processor
Add dates, lemon juice and lemon rind. Run until well combined, stopping when it starts to stick together but before it makes a ball.
Place coconut in a bowl.
Scoop out 1 tablespoon of mixture. Form into a ball and roll in the coconut to coat the outside. Place the ball on a flat baking sheet or tray and refrigerate for at least ½ hour to firm up.
These will keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 1 month.


Author: Studio Pilates