3 things I’ve done this year to stop my hay fever…

Hey Moms,

As it’s allergy season, I thought I’d share what’s worked for me this year. I’ve made 3 changes/additions to my lifestyle and this has made a significant difference for me. Normally I should be walking around with red streaming puffy eyes but this year this hasn’t been the case…

Just to give you some background, I developed hay fever at the age of 20! So I’ve had it for 16 years. It was a few months after coming to Dublin, I was on my university work experience and all of a sudden started to suffer badly from hay fever especially in the morning on my way to work. So as you do I went to the pharmacy and was given the standard antihistamines, however, they didn’t seem to work well, initially got some relief but symptoms started to come back and after a few months of trying this together with eye drops and nasal sprays I stopped. Over the years I have tried other pharmaceuticals but nothing seemed to help.

It normally starts late March for me until the end of September, eyes running non-stop and it looks like I am constantly crying… the result sore red puffy eyes. No point in wearing eyeliner and mascara!

My best friend and I refer to this as oh you’ve got runny eye again. At her wedding in September 2016, it looked like I was constantly crying, there were times this was the case ha! however the majority of the time I was suffering from hay fever (aka runny eye).

Nowadays, those of you who know me well know that I always try and reach for a natural remedy first, so this year I implemented 3 changes and I am so very pleased to share that I have no hay fever at the moment!  Yes, none!! Even on the high pollen count days…

So here are the things I’ve tried:

  1. Green smoothies: these have become a habitual morning routine in our household, Issey also loves helping me make these, they are very easy and quick to make.  It only takes approx. 5 mins to assemble and blend –  ingredients I used to include spinach/kale, nut milk or coconut water, seeds, frozen berries (use different ones every day), and banana (optional).  You can also add cacao powder, maca and other additions if you like. The result is delicious, and I strongly suspect it is helping me combat my hay fever symptoms….;0   There is evidence to suggest that increasing fruits and veggies (especially high in vitamin C) really helps with allergies as this produces an anti-inflammatory response in our body which in turns helps our immune system,
  2. Pollinosan by A. Vogel: I came across this as at the start of the hay fever season as I diligently started searching for natural hay fever remedies and this had some great reviews. Pollinosan is made up of all-natural herbs (which is great) I started taking these for a few days at the start of April, however, around the same time I also started taking the Juice Plus capsules which I will discuss below and after a few weeks I realised, my eyes had been clear….  I haven’t taken these tablets regularly though and therefore can’t claim its just down to these.  It’s important to note that that I’ve taken other A. Vogel products in the past and they have worked very well. Also, one of the downsides of Pollinosan is that it’s not suitable for children under 12 years of age.
  3. Juice plus whole food capsules: these little beauties were introduced to me by my friend AmyBrooke, I like to refer to her as my wellness warrior 🙂 she is the epitome of health and I finally decided to try the Juice Plus even though I thought they wouldn’t do much more for me as I considered myself pretty healthy… One of the benefits of taking them is more energy so I said to myself well if these capsules can give me more energy then brilliant (always important with a 4-year-old) I never even thought that these could help stop my hay fever. I’m so impressed with these that after taking them for 3 months I’ve decided to join the Juice Plus franchise as they have provided so many other benefits however that’s perhaps for another blog :0 The good news with these is that they are suitable for children as they have them in a chewable form! The premium blend I am taking contains 30 kinds of fruits, vegetables and berries.

For me I think (consistently) having my daily smoothie and taking the Juice Plus has been the winner as mentioned I haven’t been consistent with the Pollinosan however, I think it’s still worth a shot as everyone is different and I’m a believer in trying things to see if they can work for you. I have used other A. Vogel products with great success in the past.  And, I will still be bringing these with me on holidays just in case ;0

I will keep you posted on how I get on over the rest of the season and to see if my hay fever is finally gone 🙂 The real test will be on our holidays in Croatia in July – the last time I was there my eyes streamed nonstop!

Watch this space…

Moms, as always, I love to hear from you, do you or your family suffer from hay fever, have you found anything that works for you, if so please share with us as it could be very useful for other families, many thanks!

Best wishes, L X

 

References:

Pollinosan 

Juice Plus

Fruits and vegetables anti-inflammatory

Fruits and Veggies to reduce hayfever & use of Juice Plus:“Reproduced with permission from the Dr. Mitra Ray Newsletter 

Spring allergies

Foods to reduce Hay Fever 

 

 

Baked aubergine with lemon dressing

Hello Moms,

This week I am sharing one of my favourite dishes, baked aubergine with lemon dressing… (or as it’s known across the pond – eggplant)

It’s really delicious and a hit in our household. It’s a perfect summer dish, which you can have as a starter, a side dish or even for lunch.  We normally add some french beans to make it a complete meal (I’ll share the french bean recipe in another post, as I think you’ll enjoy that one too). It’s also very quick to prepare so in no time you’ll have this one whipped up ;0

Lately, I’ve been craving aubergines and I always listen to my body if it’s craving a certain food… I’m so glad I have this recipe ;0

Did you know that the aubergine is actually classed as a berry and not a vegetable…  They are so good for us as they contain a tonne of nutrients, such as manganese, vitamin B1 &  B6, vitamin C, niacin, potassium, folate, vitamin K and copper. And, they are also a good source of dietary fibre.

The flavonoids found in aubergines play an important part in heart health, as they contain phenolic compounds which can actively reduce blood pressure. And, contained in the aubergine skin is a potent antioxidant called nasunin which prevents iron accumulation and neutralizes free-radicals!

So where’s the recipe I hear you say – here it is: 

Ingredients:

  • 2 large aubergines, cut into 1cm rounds
  • 2 tbsp tamari (fermented soy sauce)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 lemons squeezed and half a rind of lemon
  • 200ml of kefir (fermented milk)/yoghurt or
  • For non-dairy/vegan option –  200ml of coconut yoghurt
  • Sea salt and black pepper

Garnish:

  • A small bunch of fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 2 sprigs of fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp of toasted cashew nuts and pumpkin seeds chopped and sprinkled over the dish
  • 1 red chilli sliced (optional)

Method:

1 Preheat the oven to 200°C and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.

2 Spread the aubergine rounds on the baking tray. Mix the tamari, honey and
sesame oil in a bowl and pour evenly over the aubergine. Or if you have time, it’s nice to marinate in the fridge for a few hours before cooking.  Bake for 20–25 minutes
until soft and golden.

3 Meanwhile, mix the juice of the lemon and the lemon rind with the kefir/yoghurt, salt and pepper.

4 Place the aubergine rounds on a large serving dish. Drizzle over the lemon dressing
and garnish with the coriander, mint, chilli and toasted nuts/seeds.

So that’s all there is to it moms, let me know if you make this dish and what your thoughts are and/or whether you have a favourite aubergine dish in your house?

As always I love to hear from you, love and best wishes,

L X

Calorie Count: 343 per serving (this dish serves 2)

Credit:

Detox Kitchen

References:

Number 1

Number 2 

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Number 4

 

 

 

 

 

What’s the meaning of fear?

Moms, this week I’m talking about fear…!!

You know that fearful feeling that crops up and stops us from following through with things we really want or instances where we would like to say something and hold back… For years fear kept me from doing things I really wanted. I had lots of fear of what people thought of me, fear of making a mistake, and fear of not being liked.

I had no idea what fear actually meant and how to move past it…

I thought that when fear showed up I needed to listen to it and take it seriously, such as, you can’t do that, say that, be that, who are you to discuss these things, you are not a great writer, speaker and even a great mom.

However, as some of you know I love reading and after several books about the power of your mind, I found out that fear is a good thing in the sense it is here to protect us.  It’s our body’s primal response to protect us from a potential threat, and in the case of real danger then this is a healthy warning to save our lives.  However other fears like the ones I’ve mentioned above can be irrational and they need to be called out, thought through and as is often the case – faced!  Otherwise, it can stop us from living our best lives.

You might have also heard of the old adage feel the fear and do it anyway. I used to think that was for only successful/lucky people however it turns out even successful people get fearful.  Yes, fear never leaves us, every time we do something new,  fear will appear, no matter how successful we become…

Therefore, knowing all this I decided to face my fear recently of public speaking, and did my first Facebook live (which is not a big thing for some people but for me it was!) I was panicked! Fearing all the worst case scenarios, saying the wrong thing, what will people think of me etc. However, I faced it and did it anyway and at the other side of my fear was a surprise, a feeling of excitement – I was so thrilled that I did it and was no longer as fearful about the next one.

I’ve also faced a number of other fears recently which has allowed me to change careers, stay at home with Issey, set up this blog and host a private mom’s Facebook group. Now doing all these things wasn’t easy however I believe anything worthwhile never is…

So sharing all this information about fear might help you understand it intellectually, but I also have some tools/tips that I use which have provided me much-needed clarity when fear shows up:

  1. Call it out and work through it:
    • You might be interested to know that our mind can’t distinguish between a real fear/threat or an irrational fear that crops up and tends to play on a loop (you know the ones that keep us from falling asleep at night ;0), the mind still believes you are in danger and sends all the necessary chemicals to your body to send you into fight or flight. When these chemicals are running through your body, it’s hard to put anything into perspective as you’ve got cortisol running through your veins and everything seems heightened.  So the best thing to do is call it out or even write it out,  and I use this little phrase I heard from Sonia Choquette ‘If I had no fear I would?’
    • This phrase will help to explore the fearful story and whether it’s rational or irrational?  Maybe the fear is just signalling us to slow down, and/or find out some more information… I always find that once I do this more rationality shows up and I start to feel more sure about things.
  2. Meditation:
    • Meditation has helped me overcome a lot of (engrained) fearful thoughts, it relaxes my mind and body, and it always calms everything down. I’ve also found the more I meditate the less fearful instances I have, so that has been truly beneficial to me and why I am sharing this as a tool to use when feeling fearful. Whatsmore at the start of my meditation if I am unsure of anything and/or feeling fearful I will ask myself in my mind ‘why is this fear here, why is this showing up?’ Every time I do this I always get a clear answer and then I can make an informed decision.
  3. Trust:
    • The last tip is trusting and believing in yourself that you will make the right decision no matter how fearful you are feeling about something.
    • Sometimes we just have to give ourselves credit and trust that the best outcome will materialise. I always live by the premise that ‘the Universe has our back’
    • I often say to myself that life is short, I am not going to live this exact life again, so why not try out all that life has to offer, even if certain things I try don’t work…. at the very least I know they are not for me.
    • It also sets an example for Issey that I am not afraid of failure and that life is ultimately an experience.

So Moms, please let me know your thoughts and experiences on fear. Maybe you have some other tools/methods that you use and I’d love you to share with us.

Please feel free to post your questions or comments below 🙂

Best wishes and Love, L X

 

My love of essential oils

Hello, lovelies,

This week moms I wanted to share with you my love of essential oils and how I use these beauties daily in my life.

We actually started using essential oils just shortly after having Issey when Rok’s mom introduced oil of oregano to us (thanks Katja!). She recommended it for a time when Issey looked like she was coming down with a cold and so we carefully tested this out one night. We used about a tablespoon of coconut oil (as a carrier oil) and mixed a drop of oregano in and once mixed tested it out on ourselves first to make sure it didn’t sting our skin.  Then happy with our mixture rubbed this on Issey’s feet and covered with her socks.  The next morning her runny nose and watery eyes had cleared and we were definitely impressed and so our journey with essential oils began. Note, it’s worth mentioning that the oil of oregano we use already has olive oil mixed in which reduces the potency, some oils you buy just have oil of oregano and these are very strong! So please always check this out first.

oil of oregano

We have been very fortunate over the last number of years (tip wood as they say in Ireland) with Issey’s health, it’s very rare that she gets sick, however, if we suspect the slightest hint of something brewing we are on the case, mixing up of our oil of oregano blend.

So after been intrigued with what we saw with the oil of oregano, (note over the years I’ve found that oil of oregano is extremely effective at stopping a cold sore breakout too) I quickly got to researching the benefits of essential oils and here are some of the things I found:

  1. Essential oils are nature’s medicine, boosting your immunity and protecting against infections – a lot of essential oils contain antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties!
  2. Helps balance hormones – balancing out estrogen and progesterone levels in the body (for e.g. use of either clary sage, geranium and/or thyme)
  3. Improve energy and boost brain function and enhance overall well-being.

Knowing all the benefits (which is notably backed by science) I thought about ways I could incorporate these powerful oils into our household… I started listening to webinars and learning how to create and experiment on my own, it’s actually very simple so let me share some of the ways we use essential oils around our home:

Relaxing Linen Spray this is beneficial to spray on your pillow just before sleep, to help you sleep soundly and also reduce the stresses of the day. It’s also nice to spray on fabrics to give them a fresh boost. I’ve given Linen Sprays as gifts to friends and family in the past and they love them.  My sisters will recall that I took the linen blend with me on holidays last year and would spray on all our pillows just before sleeping

linen sprayFirst, decide on a spray bottle: you can purchase different types of spray bottles on Amazon, both plastic and glass, however, I recommend you go for a glass bottle (the one I use in the links below). Glass is much better as its environmentally friendly and you won’t find any nasties leaching into your essential oil sprays, unlike plastic. However, if you want to bring this spray around with you in your handbag or if you’d like to bring on holidays then sourcing a plastic BPA free bottle is best.  So here is how you make the blend:

  • Add 100ml of filtered water – we use the Berkey filter water system for our family to avoid any fluoride in our water (link below)
  • 6 drops of ylang ylang – helps reduce anxiety and relax the mind
  • 9 drops of lavender – to calm, reduce anxiety and emotional balance
  • 21 drops of orange oil – excellent for soothing, uplifting and relaxing 

Voila! you have your linen spray it’s that easy I would recommend you make this every week to refresh the essential oils.


Essential oil cleaner

Household Cleaner: 

  • Add 100ml of filtered water to your spray bottle
  • 6 tsp of liquid Castille soap – we use Dr. Bonner (link below)
  • A large dash of white vinegar
  • 5 drops of peppermint oil 
  • 15 drops of orange oil 
  • 15 drops of lemon oil

Again it’s that easy you have a natural household cleaner – I use this on my kitchen worktops and the orange oil is great to cut through grease. Note, I sourced this household cleaner and linen blend from an Aromahead webinar (many thanks Aromahead!) I will share their website link in the resources below so you can check out some other useful blends.
DiffuserOil Diffuser: 

  • My essential oil diffuser was a lovely gift from Rok and it’s on in the morning and just before we go to bed.
  • I generally add orange oil to help generate an uplifting mood and also peppermint to reduce stress and help with clear breathing. But the choice is yours… 😉

So where can you buy reputable essential oils:  from my research I found that DoTerra is a reputable brand and they sell their oils through consultants online.  Alternatively, you can purchase essential oils from your local health store. That’s what we currently do and we use an Irish brand called Atlantic Aromatics and they supply organic and sustainable oils.

A caveat moms, to be prudent it’s a good idea to always test out a blend on yourselves first before applying anything topical on your little ones. Always do your own research (especially the brands as not all essential oils are created equal) and apply caution if pregnant or nursing. 

So Moms, as always let me know your thoughts this week on essential oils and if you use them and whether you decide to make a blend… 🙂

Best of luck and best wishes,

Love, L X

Resources

Glass Bottle 

Berkey Water Filter Ireland

Berkey Water Filter UK 

Atlantic Aromatics Essential oils

DoTerra Essential oils

Dr. Bronners Organic Castille Soap

Benefits of Essential oils 1

Benefits of Essential oils 2

Benefits of Essential oils 3

Benefits of Essential oils 4 

Credits:

Aromahead Institute

Ode to the Chickpea… quick and tasty chickpea & spinach curry

Hello lovely moms,

This week I am sharing another one of our favourite family recipes. Not only is this chickpea curry super tasty it’s also really nutritious! This recipe was sent to me by my beautiful niece Gracie (thank-you Gracie!) and when I first made it both her and my husband Rok were raving about it.

Honestly, over the years it has taken me a while to develop a taste for chickpeas,  however now, the more I make chickpea dishes the more I crave them.

Chickpeas are super nutritious, they’re a great source of plant-based protein along with fibre, iron, zinc, phosphorus and B vitamins! They have a host of benefits: for example, they are known for helping lower inflammation in the body, reduce oxidative stress and maintain blood pressure! In addition, they are especially beneficial for us ladies in balancing our hormones and also good for the prevention of wrinkles.

Pretty awesome in my opinion ;0

Also in this beautiful dish is spinach, another fave of ours, (we consume spinach at least once per day in our smoothies/juices) spinach is a powerhouse of nutrients such as folate, niacin, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin K & iron.

It is also very beneficial for good eyesight and it protects the skin against harmful UV rays. Note, a recent study suggests that thylakoid found in spinach can curb cravings and hunger which can further help in weight loss.

So let me have the recipe I hear you say, well here it is:

  • 1 onion (or 2 small onions) roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • a thumb of ginger
  • 4-5 large tomatoes quartered  (or 1 jar of Passata)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1-X 400g tinned chickpeas drained and rinsed (or in my case, I use 2X 400g as I like to use a lot of chickpeas in this recipe 😉 )
  • 1 X small can of organic coconut cream
  • 100 g spinach
  • salt and pepper to season
  • half a lemon
  • coconut oil for frying

Method:

  1. Add the onion, garlic, ginger, and tomatoes to a food processor (or in my case I use my ninja blender) and process until smooth.
  2. Heat up coconut oil in a pan over a medium heat. Meanwhile, crush the mustard seeds and coriander seeds until fine.
  3. Fry all the spices (cumin, coriander, turmeric, garam masala, and mustard seeds) for two minutes.
  4. Stir in the blended sauce (tomato, onion, garlic, and ginger), and simmer on a low heat for 20 minutes.
  5. Add the coconut cream and chickpeas and heat through for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Season with a pinch of salt and drizzle lots of lemon juice, then add the spinach. Cook through until the spinach has wilted.
  7. Then serve with either rice or in my case I love serving with roasted potatoes (the Irish way ;0)
  8. Other options including adding 1 tsp of hot chili powder and serving with fresh coriander.

This is one of those dishes that’s even tastier the next day, that’s if you manage to keep leftovers… 🙂

So there you have it, Moms, as always love to hear from you… do you have any favourite chickpea dishes or, if you decide to give this dish a try, please let me know what you think?

Love and best wishes, L X

PS: Calorie Count (based on 4 servings) approx 344 calories/serving – note this excludes the roast potatoes ;0

Credits:

  1. We are so Vegan 
  2. The Happy Pear
  3. Yup its Vegan

Resources:

 

How I found my passion… well many really?!!

Hello Moms,

This week I’ve been thinking about all the things I enjoy doing and how these days I actually enjoy many passions – you could say I am a multi-passionate mom?!! While I spend a lot of my time looking after my daughter and this is a blessing I also wanted to share other interests that I have as it’s my belief that having a passion(s) is so beneficial in our lives and I want to share how it’s impacted mine.

When I was younger I had a limited belief that I should only focus all my energies on school especially if I wanted to be successful and earn good money.  I thought as I got older and sometime in the future, I’d get some time to focus on the things that were important to me… thinking having a passion/interest was more of a luxury, not something that I had time for.

Then, after university, I concentrated on climbing the career ladder and put all my energies into this.  It wasn’t until after I had Issey and was quite ill for a period of time that I actually found many passions that I am now pursuing.

On the days where I felt so ill, I started to ask myself if I had my full energy back what would be the things I’d really like to do… I had never asked myself this question before now (probably as I was too focused on my career) however, I knew I really enjoyed cooking but didn’t spend a lot of time doing that always reaching for convenience instead.  However, now that I was on maternity leave, feeling quite ill I started researching and realised that focusing on my nutrition could really help me. I started experimenting with nutritious cooking, which I loved and then moved onto experimenting with juicing and smoothies.

My family will remember this time well, both Rok and I arriving with juicers and laden down with organic shopping, new finds, and new recipes ;0

Next, I became fascinated with non-fiction books especially topics regarding how to reduce stress and how our mind influences our thoughts, beliefs, and our body. And, from that exploring the benefits of mindfulness and meditation.

This extended into practicing daily meditation and after introducing this new daily practice (which was at the time was quite radical to me as nobody I knew did this) did things really start to change for me.

So what happened:

After a period of cooking/eating nutritious food, practicing daily meditation learning everything about health,  my energy started to increase and the body pain that I had for so long after the birth of Issey started to go away Hallelujah! As you can imagine I was overjoyed and wanted to share this information with everyone. ;0, What’s more, I loved learning and doing all these things… which ironically became my passions 🙂

Then 2 years ago I went for a Reiki treatment and found immense peace and relaxation after just one session so then I was off to learn Reiki and last year became a certified Reiki practitioner.  Reiki has really helped me with so much with my confidence, in the last year alone I’ve set up my Reiki business, have attended conferences, completed lots of online courses and also started this blog and a private FaceBook group for Moms.  So now Reiki has been added to my passion list :0  I’m grateful to have so many!

So I hear you say why does it matter to have a passion and why should I think about this at all…

I believe if we have a passion or as it’s turned out in my case many passions.. the joy this brings us radiates out to all friends and family. This will have a tremendous positive impact on all our relationships.

When we engage in our passions we feel like we are connected/doing something bigger than ourselves… That’s how I feel when I practice Reiki on a client and discuss the benefits of meditation and mindfulness with them.  It actually gives me energy!

Having a passion also creates new inspiration and creativity and so since starting with experimenting with recipes, I’ve moved onto lots of other things and have many other ideas that I want to pursue. And, will hopefully get to do these things over the next few years… life seems full of possibilities, not just routine.

So moms, do you spend time following your joy/passions?  What does this look like for you (note it’s different for everyone)

This could be your job/career, it could be your part-time or full-time business, it could be writing, or cooking, or a special place you enjoy escaping/traveling to.  It could be spending quality time with your family and friends, or volunteering somewhere…

Or maybe you haven’t found it yet.. and maybe you could set aside an hour to think about this and write down all the things you enjoy doing and seeing if you can integrate more of these into your daily life?

Knowing what your passion is and ensuring you experience it as often as you can, will bring more joy and energy into your life, well that’s what I’ve experienced for myself.  Who doesn’t want more of that…!

As always, I’d love to hear from you so please feel free to share your passions and how you discovered them or whether you’re still figuring this out…

Lots of love and best wishes to you,

Lisa X

Healthy Chocolate Mousse

Hello Moms, this week I want to share something short and sweet :0

It’s a healthy chocolate mousse recipe and it’s frequently made in our house because firstly it’s so easy to make but more importantly, it tastes so yummy!

The main ingredients include Avocados, Cacao and Coconut milk!

From my research:

  • Avocados are extremely nutritious as they have healthy fats (which means they help lower bad cholesterol), they contain important minerals such as iron, copper, and potassium and are a good source of the B vitamin, folate.
  • Cacao is a super nutritious as it contains antioxidants (20 times more antioxidants than blueberries), magnesium, iron, and fibre! (note I always add cacao to my daily smoothie too)
  • Coconut milk also contains iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. The trace elements present in coconut milk are responsible for the regulation of electrolytes, nerve control, muscle relaxation, and the production of energy in the body.

So overall pretty nutritious!

Issey absolutely loves this dessert and I don’t mind her having it as it has lots of nice healthy ingredients and it always fills her up! It’s also a hit with the rest of the family too, they never suspect the avocado ;0

Finally, if I have nuts in the cupboard I will often roast a few and chop up and sprinkle over the top which adds another dimension 🙂

Usually, this dessert serves about 2 large portions , this is enough for our family 🙂 you may need to double up the ingredients depending on your household…

So what’s the recipe I hear you ask?!!

Here you go, the ingredients include:

  • 1 large bar of good quality dark chocolate (usually buy at least 85% dark chocolate or sometimes I use vegan chocolate)
  • 1 ripe avocado peeled and stone removed
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 small can of coconut milk (I use organic and full fat)
  • 2 large tbsp of cacao powder (I use true organic cacao powder)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 banana

Method:

  • Start by melting the dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl over boiling water until fully melted and set aside
  • Next add the avocado, banana, maple syrup, cacao, vanilla extract, can of coconut milk and the melted dark chocolate to the blender. (note if you ever find it’s too dry just add a little more coconut milk)
  • Once blended, scoop out into dessert bowls and place in the fridge to set, I usually give it about an hour…
  • Once fully set you can sprinkle some nuts (roasted cashews, almonds or hazelnuts work well) and/or berries (with some mint) over the top and serve

It’s that easy!

Other variations of this recipe include adding the juice of a freshly squeezed orange, instead of adding the banana, this also tastes really great!

So moms, please let me know if you make it and what you think… maybe you have your own tasty desserts that are a hit with your little ones if so I’d love you to share with us…

Best wishes,

Love L X

 

Other Info 🙂

Approx Calories per serving: 403 based on 3 servings

References:

Calorie Calculator: 

http://www.myfitnesspal.com

Avocados:

https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/all-about-avocados#1

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/health-benefits-avocado

Cacao:

http://dailysuperfoodlove.com/2852/21-fantastic-benefits-of-cacao/

http://truefoods.ie/product/organic-raw-cacao-powder/

Coconut milk:

https://draxe.com/coconut-milk-nutrition/

http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/benefits-of-coconut-milk-for-skin-hair-and-health/#gref

Recipe credits:

Mind Body Green

We are so Vegan