Choco Coco Snackaroons

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As my daughter is back to school its all about snacks and lunches for me- coming up with ideas to keep her going and keeping her balanced is another full time job!!

So when I saw a pack of coconut macaroons in the health food shop I was interested in maybe seeing if she liked them- then I saw the price of them! I put them back and decided to make them myself. 

Choco snackaroon Loula Natural ball

I actually made these with my two year old son today they are that easy!!!

Coco Snackaroons
Yields 20
A delicious and nutritious snack for any age and any time of day! Made with real foods and a great amount of healthy fats.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cup shredded coconut
  2. 1 cup of dates
  3. 3 tbsp raw cacao
  4. pinch of salt
  5. vanilla essence
  6. 1tsp Coconut oil (optional)
  7. Optional extras;
  8. Ground almonds
  9. Chia seeds
  10. Sesame seeds/black sesame powder
Instructions
  1. Add all the ingredients to a food processor and blitz until sticky. Use the coconut oil if you need help binding everything together and to add nutrients.
  2. Ball mixture to the size you desire- for kids I do large marble size
  3. Store in the fridge
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Here they are in my daughters lunchbox this week!

snackaroons in lunchbox Loula Natural

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Balls of Energy

balls of energy Loula Natural

I have a few friends who make yummy protein energy balls for themselves and their kids as snacks. There are many different recipes about. I like to make them with my daughter and son as they absolutely love them. I tend to use what I have in the cupboard and am largely directed by them! This is the recipe that can be adapted to suit your tastes!

Balls of Energy
A great snack packed with energy.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups nuts and seeds
  2. (hazelnuts, almonds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, cashews, macadamia)
  3. or
  4. 1 cup peanut butter (but it can be any nut butter either home-made or shop bought- I even used half crunchy half smooth. Chocolate almond butter is nice too)
  5. 1tbs coconut butter or oil
  6. pinch of Himalayan sea salt
  7. Here are some optional extras;
  8. 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  9. 1/3 cup mixed dried fruit
  10. 2tsp raw cacao powder
  11. 1 tbs coconut nectar/maple syrup (to taste)
  12. Ground flax to roll them in.
  13. 1 tbs Maca
Instructions
  1. Add the above ingredients to a food processor (or bowl if using the nut butter)
  2. Blend until the nuts start to release their oil and the until the mixture is 'dry' enough to roll but wet enough to stay together.
  3. Roll into small balls and roll in the ground flax.
  4. Refrigerate to harden. Enjoy!
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Shopping list;

nuts and seeds

peanut butter  

chocolate almond butter 

 coconut oil 

Himalayan sea salt

 desiccated coconut

 raw cacao powder

 coconut nectar/maple syrup 

Ground flax

 Maca

I have linked to Amazon for ingredients but all of these brands are available on iherb

balls of enegy Loula Natural

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