28 Jul '15, 11am

Warm up for #GBBO by cracking out these coconut and chocolate flapjacks

Warm up for #GBBO by cracking out these coconut and chocolate flapjacks

It’s all too easy to stumble starving into the corner shop and grab the nearest sugary snack after a long run. Get these easy coconut and chocolate flapjacks prepped at home and you’ll be sorted for pre and post-run fuel, delicious afternoon treats and packed lunch nibbles. Why are these great for runners? Desiccated coconut is packed with Vitamin C to help your body repair injuries, along with magnesium and calcium for healthy bones. Oats are a fantastic source of slow-release energy and contain soluble fibre, which can help reduce cholesterol levels. Coconut oil is primarily made up of medium-chain fatty acids, which are easier for your body to burn off than other forms of fat. Dark chocolate contains the antioxidants catechin and procyanidin, plus it’s a source of iron, which can help ease fatigue. Coconut and chocolate flapjacks 100ml coconut oil 170ml date syrup, hone...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/nutrition/coconut-and-choco...

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