I am guest blogging for ‘The Mummy Years’ at www.babymatters.co.uk this week. So, to help out all the busy parents I thought I’d list all my recipes for bliss balls and energy bars in one post. Even though they are actually a really healthy, nutritious and balanced energy style snack, they look and taste like a sweet treat! And these are perfect to make with kids too.
Flapjacks are often actually very unhealthy and loaded with sugar or refined syrups and far too much butter. You actually don’t need either. My favourite bar is simply nuts and dates, medjool are my favourite but are more expensive, so delget noor are fine too.
These are my latest creation, Raw Coconut and Apricot Bliss Balls. They take no time at all to make and are beautifully fresh, light and more-ish! I add no sweetener to this as dried apricots are super sweet already, but for little people you are weaning off sweets and junk food, you can add a nice natural sweetener, as per suggestions on this post.
I think these are my favourite, Pecan Cashew Amaze-Balls!! But I just adore pecans, and they really are a lush treat because pecans are an expensive nut. These take no time at all to make, and are again best eaten after chilling in the fridge for a bit.
Raw Pumpkin Seed & Apricot Bliss Balls are a delicious way to get a big dose of Zinc! We love these and I love to make them as gifts often too.
Raw Vegan Pistachio Truffle Balls are a super soft and heavenly little snack or treat. They are made with pistachios of course, almonds, dates and coconut.
If you have a food processor, these Nut and Date Bars are the easiest, quickest snacks you could possibly make and will save you bags of money too. I often eat these for breakfast with coffee! And they fuel me for whatever training I am doing, even when I was doing very long runs these kept me going. Your children will love rolling them out and helping to measure and wrap them in cling film. How chuffed they will be to make their own snack bars!
I love these Crunchy Super Seed Energy Bars. I make mine in the dehydrator but this recipe has instructions for oven baked as well. Feel free to omit or add your favourite seeds and nuts. This is a much healthier alternative to store bought flapjacks laden with butter and sugar or corn syrup.
These Banana, Oat and Date Flapjacks are my latest recipe, and I am pleased to say the most popular with my own daughter. Another quick and easy bar, which is also wonderfully healthy.