Saturday, 23 March 2013

Introducing ‘Fit-food’ and buckwheat balls!

So many new ‘introductions’ these last couple of days…plus another one planned for next week!  There has been a lot going on that is beginning to take shape very nicely so I just want to bring you up to speed with where I am and share my excitement with you too!

Off the back of the launch of my new Wholeplus Fitness bar range, the recent weeks have had me thinking about and exploring all sorts of ‘fitness’ related snacks and recipe ideas. For example my green smoothie cheesecake was a bit of a revelation in super-healthy-tastyness!

I have a new recipe to share with you today that continues the buckwheat theme that you’ve also seen here, here and here in very different ways. Yum- I love buckwheat. But on the theme of introductions, I have added another new category to the recipes tab so now you’ll be able to search through ‘Fit-Food’. These recipes are all about high protein, or low carb, or grab and go power-snacks… basically plenty of recipes to fit an active lifestyle. Feel free to throw more ideas and comments my way as this is an area if nutrition I am very passionate about.

So without waffling on any more, here is the ‘fit-food’ recipe for today. Super simple but certainly hits the spot. Enjoy!

Recipe: Buck-coconut bites

Makes 12 balls


½ cup dates
¼ coconut flakes
½ buckwheat groats (you can toast them first if you like but I didn't)
2 tbs peanut butter (or other nut butter) add a pinch of salt if not using salted nut butter.


Process the dates until sticky and coarsely ground.  Add all remaining ingredients and pulse to combine. Add more nut butter if too dry and more coconut if too sticky.

Options: you could also add vanilla, spices, carob or cocoa, or nuts of seeds of choice to sub some of the buckwheat or coconut.

For further guidance on making gluten free choices please see this post.

For tips and info on recipe measurement conversions, ingredients, substitutions and the methods behind how I do things.... check out my 'baking tips' tab at the top of the page.


  1. Yum! I love raw buckwheat! Do you think it'd work as well if I grind the groats into a flour? Great recipe! :-)

  2. Hi Lauren, You could grind the groats but it would change the texture of the ball quite a lot and also make the mixture dryer, so you would need to use quite a lot less flour in comparison with the quantity of groats stated.

  3. Does the buckwheat need to be soaked first?

    1. I have made these both with soaked (and then dried) and unslaked, the recipe works either way as long as the groats aren't wet. The benefit to soaking is activating the buckwheat but as far as I am aware if it not necessary to do so.


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