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Healthy brownies!

These brownies are the perfect food for when your energy levels are flagging. They are packed with dates (studies have shown that eating six dates a day in the last four weeks of pregnancy can actually shorten labour!), * and they are great when you are breastfeeding. My kids love them as a mid-afternoon snack.

They are super easy to make and store.

What you’ll need:

A large cup of dates

cup of hot water

handful of three types of nuts and/or seeds (use any from cashews, brazil nuts, almonds etc…)

dried fruit – I like to use cranberries, but apricots are just as yummy

3-4 tablespoons of caocao powder

2 tablespoons of chia seeds

dessicated coconut

this recipe is very forgiving so you can pretty much use any dried fruit, nuts and seeds. 

Kitchen utensils needed:

Thermomix or high speed mixer/blender

baking tray

baking paper

rolling pin

 

What you have to do:

1: Soak the dates iin hot water. Do this first as it moistens the dates and by the time you’ve got the other ingredients together, they’ll be ready 🙂

2: Add nuts and seeds to Thermomix (or similar high speed blender) you could chop but this will take a long time! Mix on speed 8 for a few seconds until they are ground up.

3: Add all other ingredients and mix thoroughly (If using a thermomix around speed 6 for 30 seconds).

4: Prepare a baking tray with baking paper.

5: Remove mixture and place onto baking tray, then sprinkle with coconut (as this makes it less sticky and easier to roll)

6: roll out so it is around 50mm thick and then place it into fridge for a minimum of 20 minutes.

7: Remove from fridge and using a knife or pizza cutter cut into squares. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

 

 

 

 

 

Be hip for birth!

Did you know that belly dance was initiated by women and part of the passage to puberty – helping girls to prepare their body for pregnancy, stay toned and ease menstrual cramps. In birth, the wise women of the community would surround the birthing woman and show her different movements, which she could copy to… Continue Reading