Sugar can not give you a sustained release of energy required to play more than a couple of holes. Specific to the needs of golfers is the requirement for energy levels to be maintained for a number of hours. If your on course snacks are sugar your blood sugar will spike quickly for 10mins and then drop through the floor. “CRASH”.
Maintenance of energy is important for concentration and delivery of precise co-ordinated movements. This usually requires a snack on course, essential for good golf and helps avoid low energy level brain fade mistakes.You shouldn’t finish a round hungry or thirsty.
I always go on websites looking for a good, tasty and simple recipe to use, however I always find myself having to buy these ingredients that I barely use for anything else…so with the recipe down below I’ve listed the ingredients that are ‘optional’, which are okay to not have, however I recommend buying them as they really lift the protein intake and you can keep using them over and over again for this same recipe.
- 12 medjool pitted dates
- 1/2 cup of almonds (buy the dry roasted one’s from the supermarket or roast natural one’s yourself)
- 1/4 cup of dry roasted cashews
- 1/4 cup of of coconut oil
- teaspoon of tahini butter (optional)
- 1 tablespoon of cacao powder (optional)
- 1 tablespoon of protein powder (optional)
- desiccated coconut (optional)
- blend the nuts (roasted cashews and almonds) in a food processor until they become chunks (not too small)
- add the dates and other ingredients and pulse for about 1 minute until sticky
- roll the mixture into the balls (optional: roll the balls around in the desiccated coconut)
- place in fridge for around 3 hours
Let me know what you think of this recipe x
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