A high protein, nutrient dense snack

High in essential fatty acids and co-factors (vitamin B6, magnesium and zinc) required for serotonin production. Combined with good-quality chocolate to provide high-quality antioxidant polyphenols and the feel-good chemical phenylethylamine – they make the perfect go-to post work out or when you feel like something sweet!


  • 4 dates, pitted 
  • 1 cup mixed nuts & seeds (sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, walnuts, almonds, cashews, pumpkin seeds) 
  • 1 tablespoon sultanas 
  • 1 tablespoon pure cocoa powder 
  • Freshly squeezed juice of 1 orange 
  • ¼ cup desiccated coconut / chia seeds / cocoa, to roll balls in 


  1. Put all ingredients (except coconut/chia/cocoa to roll balls in), into a food processor and blend to a smooth paste.
  2. Roll into small balls and coat in the coconut/chia or cocoa.
  3. Chill for 30 minutes to set then serve at room temperature.
  4. Store in the fridge in an airtight container and eat within 5 days. Freezes well. 

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Dr Lauren Burns OAM was one of only three Australian women to win anindividual Olympic Gold Medal, making history at the Sydney 2000 OlympicGames by claiming gold in taekwondo. Her amazing triumph at the SydneyGames was achieved against the odds – requiring enormous focus andcommitment. Lauren’s autobiography,Fighting Spiritwas listed in the SydneyMorning Herald as the number one bestselling sports book, and her latest book,Food from a Loving Home, a collection of vegetarian recipes, is a sharing of herfavourite recipes.She will be making the opening keynote speech highlightingthe importance of health and wellbeing.