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30,000 Calories worth of Nak’d Bars!

I’d met some of the Natural Balance Foods team at the London Bike Show (I admit – not entirely by coincidence ;)) and they offered to help us fuel our training ūüôā

They make the Yummy Nak’d bars, which I am basically addicted to, and it turns out that their offices only a few miles from our house, although the bars are actually made in Wales. ¬†I took my Dad there today and they kindly gave¬†us nearly 300 Nak’d bars and loads of their specially flavoured raisins…


My favourite are cocoa delight and the apple or strawberry crunch (I especially like the fact that the crunch bars are high protein!) Now we have no excuses for running out of energy enroute!! 

Daddy loved our personalised tour of their warehouse – which was pretty massive!


And we are hoping he will help us munch through a few!

Thank you so much Andi for all your kindness!!

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New Recipe: Beetroot, Orange, Date and Almond Brownies

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food”¬† George Bernard Shaw

Alice made these last night and they only survived a few hours… They are dangerously delicious!

We are trying to cook high protein and high nutrient meals as this is what our Dad really needs at the moment. We have been told that almonds and beetroots particularly good. I’m not sure if this means these brownies are slightly “healthier” than your traditional shop brownie, but they are certainly more yummy!!


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3 medjool dates (cut into small pieces)
100g butter (unsalted)
150g unrefined golden caster sugar
50g Cadbury’s hot chocolate powder
40g Ovaltine powder
splash of Vanilla essence
Juice of 2 Satsumas
75ml of Beet Juice
275g Ground Almonds
3 eggs
200g Dark Chocolate (we used Green and Blacks)


1. Grease and line a 10inch square tin
(or any deep roasting tin about that size, a bigger size will just mean thinner brownies and reduced cooking time)

2. Pre-heat the oven to 185 degrees C

3. Melt the butter and chocolate together over a low heat

4. Beat the eggs and sugar until light and foamy

5. Fold the remaining ingredients into the egg and sugar mixture
(trying to retain as much air as possible!)

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6. Fold in the melted chocolate and butter mixture.

7. Pour into the prepared tin and level out. (don’t be worried if the mixture looks pink!)

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8. Bake for 30-40 minutes.

9. Remove from tin and when cooled cut into squares.

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10. ENJOY!

Now we had better get cycling to burn these off!

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