My kids have always loved having a muesli bar added to their lunch box, or as a snack on the weekend. But they had to go when we made the change to become a sugar free home, so I needed to find a school friendly (nut free) replacement. These have the perfect balance of sweetness from the raw honey and dried fruits while still providing all that nutritional goodness. It's so easy to make, and easy to adapt to whatever you have in your pantry. Best of all the kids love them!
½ cup sunflower seed butter (or any nut butter / tahini)
¼ cup raw honey
¼ cup coconut oil – melted
1.5 cups rolled oats (gluten free alternative)
¼ cup linseed meal
¼ cup chia seeds
¼ cup dried cranberries or sultanas
¼ cup sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt
Prepare 8x8 dish with parchment paper.
Melt sunflower seed butter, honey and coconut oil on low heat until liquid form and set aside.
Combine all other ingredients together in a medium bowl.
Add wet mixture to dry mixture and mix until well combined.
Press mixture into pre-prepared dish.
Freeze for 30 minutes and then cut into 16 squares.
Keep in well sealed glass container in the fridge.
Serves 16 slices
Juicing is one the easiest ways to get loads of nutrients and vitamins into you whilst giving your digestive system a bit of a break. It's all about throwing in a mix of whatever you have available in the fridge, but if you are new to the concept, here's a recipe that is easy to follow and won't be too bitter to drink.
1 baby cos (romaine) lettuce
2 Lebanese cucumbers
1 lemon, peeled
1 slice fresh ginger
small handful parsley
1 cup water or coconut water
2 green apples, cored (optional)
1 teaspoon Spirulina (optional)
Place lettuce, cucumber, lemon, ginger, parsley, and apple through juicer.
Whisk in Spirulina and add the water.
Pour into glasses and enjoy!