Tag Archives: Coconut

Blueberry Banana Breakfast Oatmeal

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Mama’s Oatmeal – as my 5yo calls it.

I never liked breakfast even though it was always deemed the most important meal of the day.  I dislike soggy cereal, nothing ever filled me up so I didn’t see the point, and who has the time!  A cup of coffee was a great way to start the day for me: quick, easy and I could take it to go.

I can no longer enjoy milk like I used to and I now know the horrible truth of caffeine:(  Since doing the 6-week challenge, I had to stop drinking caffeine and milk anyways so it was a good time to explore other breakfast options.

Now, I eat a nutrient-packed breakfast that really fills me up and I can take it to go since I still don’t have time to eat at home most mornings.

I have included two versions.  My little one really like the idea of what I was eating but she is not a fan of blueberries or seeds so I left them out and added a bit of honey and sprinkled hers with coconut.  She thinks that she is getting such a treat!

Ingredients for Mama’s Oatmeal

1/4 cup Oats (not the quick oats)
3 Tbsp 100% Pomegranate juice
1 banana, sliced
1 cup of frozen blueberries
1/4 of mixed seeds and chopped nuts (sunflower seeds, walnuts, etc…)
2 Tbsp raisins

Directions

Put all the ingredients in a small bowl and combine together with a spoon.
Microwave on high for 2 1/2 minutes.
Mix together again and enjoy!
At this point, it is always too hot to eat so I put it in a container and take it with me if I am not coming straight home after school drop-off.

Banana Oatmeal without the bits

Ingredients

1/4 cup Oats (not the quick oats)
3 Tbsp 100% Pomegranate juice
1 banana, sliced
1/2 tsp honey
unsweetened coconut

Directions

Put all the ingredients in a small bowl and combine together with a spoon.
Microwave on high for 1 min.
Mix together again. drizzle with honey and sprinkle with some coconut.

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Divine Chocolate Truffles

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Again, these chocolate balls of goodness do not have any sugar!  Yay!  They do, however, contain agave nectar which you can omit if you would like and add honey instead.  Agave nectar and coconut oil is available at stores listed in The Grocery List.

I cannot stress how good these are!  They don’t take forever to make and they are great for the kids to help with.

This is a great Christmas recipe for a hostess gift or just to serve to your family and friends.  Great for you, fewer calories than those yummo rum balls and so easy to make!

The kids LOVE them because the are chocolate!  No sugar and packed full of healthy nuts, it keeps them energized and feeling full.

Chocolate Truffle Balls

1 1/2 cups cashews

1 cup dates

1 cup almond meal

2 tablespoons agave nectar, or honey

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup cocao (you can substitute 100% cocoa, surprisingly Woolworths Homebrand is a good substitute!)

1/2 – 1 cup unsweetened coconut 

Soak the cashews and the dates (in separate bowls) in hot water for about an hour.  I can never wait that long but then I have troubles later on! So soak them for at least 45mins. 

Drain the nuts and dates and put them in the food processor.  The blender just doesn’t work that well because it is a hearty mix that needs the larger container of the processor. 

Add the almond meal, agave nectar (or honey), coconut oil, vanilla and cocao.

Pulse in the food processor until it forms a ball and there is little evidence of the cashew nuts.  Some chunkies are great, it adds to the texture.  It should be a big chocolate mass. YUM!!

Roll into little teaspoon balls then roll in coconut. 

No cooking required!

Store in an air-tight container.  Believe me, they don’t last that long!