SUITABLE FROM 9 MONTHS
MAKES 20 BITES/ PREPARE 15 MINS
75g Pitted dates – soaked for 10 min if not soft
50g Ground Almonds
50g Pumpkin seeds
30g Pinhead Oats
25g Grated coconut
20g Cocoa powder
40g Raw cacoa powder
50g Coconut cream
100g Cocoa to cover the balls (optional)
Put the oats and pumpkin seeds in the jar of the Beaba Babycook ® and process until finely ground. Loosen it up with the spatula and add the rest of the ingredients except the cocoa for rolling the little balls. Blend until well mixed
You might need a little water depending on how dry your dates were.
Grab dessert spoonful’s of the mixture and roll them in your palms (don’t forget to wet your hands before as otherwise the paste will get stuck to your hands!).
If using cocoa to roll them, put the powder in a bowl and roll the little balls until well covered.
Refrigerate for 30 min or longer. Enjoy!
Almonds are high in fibre and protein as well as fat. However not all fats are equal and almonds are high in cardio-protective mono-unsaturated fats.
Almonds are high in calcium that helps maintain healthy bones.
Dried fruit is quite high in sugar but its effect on blood sugar levels is modulated by the high fibre content. Adding protein and fat from nuts also helps reduce the blood sugar increase.
Cocoa is rich in flavanols, a type if flavonoid, that research shows may reduce blood pressure and maintain healthy arteries.
Coconut is high in saturated fat, however it contains high levels of lauric acid, a saturated fat that research shows it increases your good cholesterol. However as it does contain other saturated fats that may promote cardiovascular disease, consume in moderation.