Move over cakes and muffins, this sweet yet sugar-free slice packed full with superfood will keep the kids (AND YOU!) happy in between meals.
It can be hard to find healthy snacks available right when you need them. This slice needs to be refrigerated to stay firm so not ideal for lunchboxes, but GREAT for after school or weekends. And, because it lives in the fridge, it lasts for days without drying out like muffins or cupcakes.
What is a superfood?
According to the dictionary, superfoods are foods considered exceptionally good for health, wellbeing and immune boosting owing to its naturally high content of vitamins, minerals, fibre, antioxidants, or omega-3 fatty acids.
Just check out the superfood ingredients in this recipe!
Goji berries are rich in antioxidants, nuts are full of protein, vitamins and minerals, chia seeds are packed with fibre and healthy fats, honey is a great pre-biotic, and hemp protein powder contains protein, fibre and omega 3.
Is raw food healthier?
Yes and no, it depends what you are trying to get out of it! Sometime raw food – like meat milk and eggs – are better cooked to reduce the risk of food poisoning.
When it comes to vegetables, fruit, seeds and grains eating raw is much less risky and generally better for you. Many of the nutrients in food are destroyed or made unavailable to our bodies through cooking.
Our advice is to eat a good mix of raw and roasted foods. In general, try to eat a wide range of foods so you have your nutrient requirements covered.
80g mixed, raw, unsalted nuts (any type of nuts will work) – roughly chopped
120g raw, unsalted peanuts (or buckwheat) – chopped
100g sesame seeds
80g chia seeds
80g dried cranberries
30g goji berries
6 tbsp honey
3 tbsp coconut oil – melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
A generous pinch of sea salt
- Line a shallow baking tray 20cm x 20cm with foil.
- Combine all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- Add melted coconut oil and honey then stir until everything is well combined.
- Tip into prepared tray and press in firmly with the back of a spoon.
- Chill in the fridge for a couple of hours until set.
- Optional – melt some chocolate and spread over the top. This helps hold everything together and gives you the option to call it ‘chocolate slice’, which I find kids respond to much better!
- Keep in fridge and cut yourself and your kids a slice whenever you need a guilt-free, energy and protein rich snack.