Snowball sweets

imageMany years ago I spent a lot of time in the kitchen perfecting raw food desserts.  They are so easy to make and so delicious.

As winter closes in, we find ourselves indoors more often, thinking of comforting memories that revolve around feel-good foods.  It is therefore only natural that making desserts with children is a popular pastime at this time of year.

It drives me a little crazy when people think my kids miss out as I don’t buy chemical-laden biscuits, cakes and ice-creams.  I make all of the above for them, ones that taste and feel better than their DNA-changing counterparts, and this is one of those recipes.

It’s not all celery and hummus in a healthy diet :-)  Even though this recipe contain mineral-rich green powder, the balls do not taste and are not green, but look a  delicious chocolate-y colour.

These snowballs are also a great source of protein, iron, calcium and energy!  (more…)

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Avocado Banana Pudding


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This is such a simple, versatile recipe. I have fed it to my twins regularly since they were 6 months old, in various forms. It is quite simply 1 ripe banana to 1 ripe avocado per person.

Then blend, food process or mash together. You could vary it in the following ways, there are surely others, but these are ones I have tried:

  • I add a mixed green powder, but spirulina is also good.  I make it for breakfast every weekend or school (summer) holiday morning.*
  • Add, carob (or cacao) to make a chocolate pudding.  (Freeze bananas the evening before or earlier, to make an ice cream pudding).
  • Add organic vanilla essence.
  • Omit the powders and add greek yoghurt to make it more filling (more…)

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