Here are a couple of ‘magnesium rich’ snack ideas to help you include more magnesium in your diet in a delicious and nutritious way 🙂
Cacao Coco Nut Balls
- 12 dates
- 140g ground almonds
- 70g shredded/desiccated coconut [extra for rolling]
- 70g melted coconut oil
- 33g cacao powder
- 2 tblsp milled chia seeds
- 90g chopped hazelnuts
Process dates, ground almonds, coconut, coconut oil, cacao powder and chia seeds until mixture comes together. Place in a bowl and take a small amount and form a ball. Roll the ball in the coconut. Chill in the fridge on a baking sheet or tray.
These can be frozen and kept for 1 month.
This mixture makes 12 balls. Each ball (44g) is about 267 calories, so don’t go mad, it’s a sweet treat! High in magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, manganese and copper. High in Vitamin E and Biotin (B7).
Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
- 4 tblsp coconut oil (40g) melted
- 2 cups (260g) of raw pumpkin seeds
- 4 tsps of tabasco sauce
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
Heat the coconut oil in a large pan over medium heat.
Add pumpkin seeds and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes until they start to pop and turn golden brown. Add cayenne and tabasco, toss and continue to cook for another minute. Transfer to a tray lined with parchment paper, carefully spread out in a single layer and set aside to let cool before serving.
A perfect accompaniment to a green leafy salad. Divided into 8 portions, 1 portion would contain about 237 calories. High in magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper and iron. Pumpkin seeds are also high in Vitamin B3 and the amino acid Tryptophan so all in all really good for keeping you calm! The cayenne can stimulate your body’s circulation and reduce acidity. It’s a powerful, spicy little pepper and touts many health benefits like helping decrease appetite and retarding or slowing the growth of fat cells.
Receipt: Adapted from Dr. Axe - Magnesium Recipes