BFN NUT CHEWS

By popular demand below you will find the recipe for my BFN Nut Chews / Slice. I made this over the weekend as the multiple night and early morning breast feeds left me starving and I wanted to make sure I was snacking on food that would provide adequate nutrition and health benefits for both me and little Byron.

It is super easy to make, so if your baking skills or time is limited fear not - you will be able to master this recipe! 

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 3/4 cup macadamias
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup goji berries
  • 1/2 cranberries
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut (I used toasted coconut flakes)
  • 85g rice malt syrup

METHOD:

  • Pre heat over to 180 degrees celsius
  • Roughly chop the nuts and place on a baking try lined with baking paper
  • Place nuts in oven and lightly roast for 8-10 minutes
  • Once the nuts have done their time in the oven, combine all other ingredients into one bowl - nuts and all.
  • Stir the mixture together until it starts to combine and start to stick when mixed
  • Place this mixture into a baking tray, pressing the mix firmly into the tray so that it is nice and compact
  • Place the tray into the oven for a further 10 minutes
  • Once the 10 minutes is up place the baking tray in the freezer and leave to set for at least one hour
  • Once the hour is up remove the mix from the freezer and chop into the desired size pieces, I like bite size ones for easy snack options and portion control (nuts are full of energy so you don't want to over indulge in this snack), but you could always cut into muesli bar slice pieces also.
  • Once chopped up, put in a tupperware container and store in your fridge to enjoy as desired!

This snack is loaded with plenty of heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids, fibre, vitamin E and refined sugar free!

The perfect snack to go with a morning coffee, afternoon pick me up to get you through the working day, or for those breast feeding Mumma's.

Enjoy! x

 

BFN LACTATION SMOOTHIE (+ NON-BREASTFEEDING OPTION)

I am loving my smoothies at the moment; they are quick and easy, which is what I'm after in a meal these days. They also help me get a great nutrient and energy hit in for the day. 

I am breastfeeding our three week old little man, so the ingredients I have chosen for this smoothie are beneficial in maintaining and boosting milk supply. I really crave my greens and good raw food, however admit that lately it is proving pretty hard to find time to eat well and often. Not to mention that bad food choices can really set in when you are sleep deprived - the chocolate or pre packaged snacks seem so much easier to reach for than making a yummy salad or healthy snack. So this week was the first time I have gone back to doing some kind of food prep - just very basic, including things like veggie sticks and hummus, all of my fresh fruit chopped up & ready to go and some BFN immunity balls to help with the hunger that comes with the late night/early morning feeds.

WHAT IF I'M NOT BREASTFEEDING BUT WANT TO TRY THIS DELICIOUS SMOOTHIE?

With this BFN Lactation Smoothie, don't feel like you have to miss out if you aren't breast feeding. You can easily alter some of the ingredients to make it a great post workout or daily snack. Simply take out the brewers yeast and add a scoop of your favourite Maxine's Burn protein.

BFN LACTATION SMOOTHIE

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 cup Spinach leaves
  • Mango pieces 
  • 1/2 Banana
  • 1 tsp Brewers yeast
  • 1 tbsp Chia seeds
  • 1 cup Unsweetened almond milk 
  • 1 tbsp Coconut yoghurt
  • 1 tsp Flaxmeal 

Then simply combine all ingredients in a blender and blitz until well mixed. If you prefer a thinner consistency simply add more almond milk or water.

They are super easy to prepare in advance and freeze or just have all of the ingredients chopped up in the fridge ready to go. Enjoy! x