A simple and delicious snack, and wonderful for just about any of us. I refer to this recipe as a formula as you can vary the nuts, seeds, berries, spice and sweetener plus you can add other things you like. Below is a simple guide, and you can make it as you like it.
This is also a great snack for if you:
– are pregnant (and also if you have Gestational Diabetes)
– are breastfeeding
– trying to conceive or soon to try
– undergoing IVF
– have endometriosis and/or adenomyosis
– have PCOS
– experience period pain/pelvic pain
– are needing extra fibre to help keep you regular
This is also a great snack for teenagers, in fact recently I’ve recommended a few young clients try this (and each time to vary the berries and nuts/nut butter for variety) .
The below provides a guide to an amount that fits a loaf tin well. You can certainly make less or more and use any tin or container you like.
- Rolled oats – 1/2 cup
- Nut butter (peanut, almond, a mix) – 3 Tablespoons
- Chopped nuts (any nuts you like) – 2-3 Tablespoons
- Seeds (any you like) – 1-2 Tablespoons
- A sweetener: a tiny little splash, I suggest maple syrup or honey, or you could use coconut sugar
- Coconut oil – 1-2 Tablespoons
- Frozen berries or dried berries (or, no berries at all) – A handful
- Salt – a tiny pinch
- Cocoa or cacao powder (I suggest 1 Tablespoon)
- Cinnamon – a sprinkle
- Coconut flakes – If you love coconut, I suggest adding 2 or more Tablespoons
- Buckwheat (for crunch) – I suggest a Tablespoon
Put all in a bowl and mix well. The mixture needs to be sticky but not runny. Once sticky, press the mixture into a tray/tin and freeze or place in the fridge. Once firm, cut into bars and store in the freezer or fridge.