Calcium-rich breakfast/ biscuit bars

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Calcium-rich breakfast/ biscuit bars

You will need:

  • 2 small bananas
  • 180g/2 cups raw porridge oats (I bought mine from Raw Living EU. But you could also use ordinary or steel-cut oat flakes)
  • 2 tablespoons tahini (again, I used raw, cold pressed, organic, whole tahini, but any nut butter would do)
  • 2 tablespoons mixed seeds, ground (I used hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and flaxseed)
  • 4 tablespoons chopped dried fruit, I used raisins ( I added them in to the food processor after grinding the seeds, I got distracted and let it process too long, it still worked fine but the raisins were more than chopped!) if you don’t have a processor, buy ground seeds and chop the dried fruit by hand.
  • 1  tablespoon freshly squeezed Lemon juice
  • Pinch of Pink Himalayan salt (This makes it more sweet)
  • A shallow (preferably square, tin) roughly 24/15cm/ 9×6 inch square container lined with cling film or plastic wrap. (Make sure this fits in your freezer).

This was a really easy recipe, so easy I managed to get in done in toddler-attention span time, with my two little helpers :)

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Raw chocolate treats I made this week…

These two recipes go together.

Basically I was making a fudge cake for a party, but I couldn’t get all the fudge out of the blender.

You could use a food processor, or, as I did, make a  rich raw chocolate for adults, and then add milk and 2 bananas to the remaining fudge, to create a chocolate mix for iced-lollies.

This is also good use of the walnut milk, which is a by-product of the cake recipe, great!

The lollies contain very little cacao, so work well as healthy treats for young children.

I was in a hurry so unfortunately no photo :( (except for the kids enjoying the lollies!)

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Recipe yields:

6-8 iced lollies

4-6 adult portions of fudge cake

 

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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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Sweet like Chocolate, Fudge ‘Ice cream’ Lollies

imageChocolate-like Fudge Iced Lollies.

But better for children, chocolate and guilt free :-)

A pediatrician told me last week that 85% of the population of Malta is lactose intolerant.  Avocados, as opposed to milk, give this recipe it’s creaminess.

Avocados, I see as a superfood for children.  A great source of fat, calories, high in protein, dietary fiber, folate, vit C and K.

My daughter eats them straight but for my son I blend them with sweet foods such as fruit.

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