I was thrilled to be back with the brilliant teachers and children in Kickstart Education & Childcare today.
Now Spring is finally here (well sort of!), the children will be spending much more time outdoors, burning lots of energy; so my latest recipe is, for what I like to call, Kickstart Energy Bites!
These little bites are nut free and packed full of goodness for our energetic boys & girls. Needless to say, they are of course just as good for grown ups too.
These take just a few minutes to make and children will love rolling the mixture between the palms of their hands.
Kickstart Energy Bites
85g Sunflower Seeds
55g Pumpkin Seeds
25g Milled Chia Seeds
15g Milled Linseed
50g Dark Chocolate (min 70%)
Water to bring the mixture together.
⦁ Add the sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds to a food processor and pulse until they resemble breadcrumbs.
⦁ Add in the other ingredients and whizz until they have all broken down.
⦁ Add a small amount of water (1/2 – 1 Tbsp) as the motor in running. Then as the mixture comes together stop the machine.
⦁ Remove the blade and set aside out of harms way. Take teaspoon sized amount of the mixture and roll into rounds between the palms of your hands.
⦁ Store in the fridge.
These were a big hit with everybody today. It is such a privilege to be first of all invited into the playschool and secondly to be involved in teaching the children that healthy food can be fun and delicious. I have such an enthusiastic audience in the pre-schoolers. They are like little sponges soaking up all the information they are given.
I am already looking forward to my next visit!