I don’t know about you, but my children are forever dipping there hands into the cereal boxes or grabbing a packet of crisp for a quick little nibble in between meal times. Even
though our fruit bowl is always full up, they still like to munch on goodies.
I made up these balls as a healthy snack for my boys to eat when they feel peckish but also to add into my bag for days out or to put into there lunch bag.
I made a batch of 16 balls and they had already gone by the next day, they are very moorish. One just isn’t enough!
These chocolate orange balls are so simple to make, there is no baking needed and are easy for the children to get involved with too. They have so many healthy benefits because of the ingredients
Cacao – Highest plant-based source of iron, full of magnesium, anti-inflamatory, a natural mood elevator and 40 times the antioxidant of blueberries
Medjool dates – The healthiest natural sweetener, one medjool contains 66 calories, high in carbohydrates, loaded with vitamins and minerals and help to decrease cholesterol.
- 5 Medjool Dates. I like to use medjools as they are very juicy
- 100g Raw Cashew Nuts
- 100g Raisins
- 1 Heaped tbsp Meridean Peanut Butter
- 1 heaped tbsp of cacao powder
- 1 tsp Coconut Oil
- Zest of one Orange
- Juice of half an Orange
- Blend the cashew nuts to a powder and set aside in a bowl
- Blend the dates, cacao powder, raisins, peanut butter, zest and juice together. If the machine stops it’s because the mixture has become stuck under the blades and just needs setting free. If it is too dry just add a little water
- Place all together in a bowl and mix together
- Leave in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. This makes it easier to form into a ball
- Take about a tbsp at a time and form into a ball about the size of a walnut. Wrap each ball individually in some cling film or tin foil and leave in the fridge for when you want to eat them.
Brighten up your day with this nutrient packed drink. It’s not only refreshing but also good for your stomach, joints and aids digestion. The star ingredient of this tonic drink is Turmeric, which is known for its anti inflammatory and immune boosting properties.
It’s like sunshine in a glass. Ideal for those cold winter mornings, with the added ginger in the drink it gives a little warm kick to it. What’s great about this drink is that it can be drunk warm or cold.
This easy to make tonic is super healthy and tasty too. It makes a great addition to your diet giving you a boost of energy and is packed with natural healing ingredients.
Carrots: Rich in vitamin A which maintains vision. Cleanses the liver. Boost immune system. The Beta-Carotene is a major antioxidant
Oranges: Vitamin C for a healthy immune system. Promotes proper digestion. Protects the cardiovascular system
Turmeric: Prevents inflammation. Controls blood pressure. Prevents cancer growth cells
Ginger: Reduces pain and inflammation. Aids digestion process. Strengthens immune system. Assists in the death of some cancer cells
Lime: Anti inflammatory. Prevents fatigue. Balances PH
- 4 Carrots
- 2 Oranges
- 1/4 Lime/lemon
- Coconut Water
- 1 Knob of Fresh Root Ginger
- 1 Knob of Fresh Turmeric
- 1 tsp Turmeric powder
- Pepper to taste
Add all of the ingredients apart from the coconut water and pepper into a blender and blitz together. We used our juicer and threw the oranges and lime in with the skin on, this can give the drink a bitter taste.
Turmeric is a natural dye, so be prepared for all of your equipment and hands to be yellow/orange after.
Add as much coconut water that you want, depending on the consistency of the drink you want. Add some pepper to taste. Stir together.
Enjoy! It’s as simple as that!
These classic biscuits are ideal to make for pack lunches or just a little treat to have with your afternoon cup of tea. The buttery texture melts in your mouth with an added little zesty and ginger kick keeping your mouth refreshed and your taste buds wanting more.
What’s good about baking melting moments is they don’t have to be perfect and there are many ways to jazz them up.
We added the zest of an orange and some fresh ginger into ours.
There are many benefits of ginger including reducing inflammation, good for digestion and nausea an enhances the immune system.
- 140g soft butter
- 80g caster sugar
- 140g self raising flour
- 1tsp vanilla essence
- zest of 1 small range and the juice of half
- 2cm cube of chopped ginger
- Preheat the oven at 180c
- Grease baking trays or line them baking paper
- Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth and fluffy. Add in the vanilla essence
- Add in the zest of the orange, the juice and the ginger. Mix together
- Stir in the flour and mix
- Rub some oil into your hands and roll the mixture into walnut sized balls. Place them evenly onto the baking tray
- At this point, You could roll them in some oats for that added rough texture
- Place a fork on the top of the balls and push down gently
- Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes. Keep an eye on them until golden
Serve whilst warm with a lovely cup of tea. Perfect warming refreshing biscuit. Also ideal to add into pack lunches as they are small enough to fit in any box