Hi Everyone, It’s been a long time between posts! I am still planning to release my Rose Carrousel EP soon. And I am also planning on hitting “submit” on my PhD soon. But most of my days are filled with the blissful but constant time and care that looking after a 10 month old baby takes. My little Lucinda. I hope to bring you some inspiring ideas for looking after our planet, ourselves and our little ones, a small contribution to help so that our little babies have all the opportunities which we want them to have to have a beautiful planet to live on.
So here is a start. Something for the mums. My good friend Fflur has just had a little baby too and so I am posting this recipe for her. Hopefully I will get the time to make her some of these. They are healthy snacks for late night feedings of little ones new to the world. High in fibre and fruit they will still satisfy chocolate cravings like the ones I had a as a new mum (which I spent too much time eating gluten free, dairy free but still very fattening cookies satisfying!). Making this recipe can also save you money so you don’t have to buy bliss balls or chocolate bars.
Chocolate bliss balls – Heidi’s version
I’ve based my recipe on this one (http://www.quirkycooking.com.au/2010/02/raw-cacao-treat-balls/). But I have modified it for a food processor and using Mike my Osteo’s advice to use coconut oil:
Small batch ingredients (double quantities for larger batch):
100 g raw walnuts
110 g dates (chop them in halves to check for seeds)
20 g cacao (to taste – apparently cacao is less processed than cocoa)
30 g coconut (shredded)
a dash of pure maple syrup to taste (I used 1 tablespoon)
1 tablespoon coconut oil
- Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix them together a little bit
- Blend in food processor (I used a Kogan bullet which was very loud and my baby Lucinda didn’t like the sound – so I suggest making these when your baby is out for a walk with a trusted carer). Blend in small batches, about ¼ of the mixture at a time, therwise the nuts won’t all grind up properly
- Roll the mixture into balls with clean hands and keep the balls in the fridge.
My Lucinda: Love love love