Petites & Treats
Yummy treats for long days at the beach with the littlelies
Emma and I find having the kids at the beach such a delight… it honestly feels sometimes easier than staying home! Whenever we go to the beach we pack plenty of water and snacks to stay as long as we possibly can.
I remember Theodore was just a newborn when he had his first nap at the beach in the beach cart… now he knows that’s normal and has been known to fall asleep mid paddle board ride… little darling.
Here are some of our favourite recipes for a healthy afternoon seaside.
Enjoy! Vic x
HEALTHY MANGO POPS
6 x paddle pop moulds
1 small tin of organic coconut milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean extract
Mix the vanilla bean and coconut milk together, pour the coconut milk into the moulds and freeze.
Peel and chop all the flesh of the mango and blend. Pour the mango on top of the set coconut milk and freeze.
Then eat! Makes 6 happy children..
Left over nut milk pulp cookies
We are nut milk drinkers in our family. I make nut milk every few days. I absolutely hate waste so I created these cookies to use the pulp. They are similar to a muesli cookie. The dates make them sweet and chewy, my kids love them. I make them in the thermomix but you can use a high powered blender to mix them too.
1 cup left over nut milk pulp (or close too)
1 cup raw oats
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup dates
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp bi carb soda
60g coconut oil
80g honey, maple syrup or rice malt syrup
Preheat oven to 150oC and line a try with baking paper. Combine all ingredients until combined.
You might need to scrape downsides a few times or add 2 or 3 tbsp of water if its to thick. Should look like cookie dough.
Roll out mixture in between two sheets of baking paper until about .5mm thick. Remove top sheet of baking paper once rolled. Use a cookie cutter to cut into cookie shapes. Or you can slice it into 3x5 cm squares. Place 1cm apart on baking tray and bake for 10mins. Cool and enjoy!
Note: you can simply roll the mixture up (before baking) into bliss balls.
Probiotic Berry Gummies
Sounds fancy but it's so easy! My kids devour these before I can even get them out of the moulds.
3 tbsp of Great Lakes gelatine or any other natural gelatine. Buy at your local health food store so there is no added nasties.
1/2 cup of cold water
1 cup mixed berries (or any other fruit you like, mango is great)
1 cup coconut water
1 tbsp rice malt syrup
1tbsp bi-fermented blueberry punch (not sponsored I just love this stuff) best drink around. (Optional)
Note: You could add some vitamin c or a couple tsp of kids probiotic powder if you had some already.
Bloom the gelatine by mixing it with the cold water in a separate bowl and let stand for 5 minutes.
Gently warm the coconut water, rice malt and berries. Using a stick blender blend until smooth.
Stir in bloomed gelatine and mix until dissolved. Set in a tray or in silicone moulds (we have hearts and flowers moulds... girl mum life) for 1hr or until firm. Pop them out and enjoy!
Super quick sunflower seed, lemon, and coconut Bliss Balls
I made up this recipe using sunflower seeds so the girls could take nut free bliss balls to school, as you can’t take nuts to school these days. Plus sunflower seeds are so reasonable compared to nuts it's a win win!
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup desiccated coconut.
zest of one large lemon (add extra lemon zest if your a lemon lover like me).
Juice of half a lemon.
1/2 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract.
Pinch of salt.
2 tablespoon maple syrup, maple syrup or honey. You may like to add more if you have a sweet tooth.
Blend in a food processor or high powered blender until comes together. Roll into balls, dip into extra coconut and store in the fridge.