I swear I don’t know how Mum’s and Dad’s with more than one child manage. I only have the one little bear cub, but since she came along it seems that I have to do twice as much and everything takes me twice as long as. You’ll often see me holding the bear cub in one arm, a toy in the other and trying to do the dishes with my teeth. Any way needless to say sometimes I’m desperate for a boost to get me through to the next meal and these babies really hit the spot. One of my yoga students described them like lumps of cookie dough, in a good way.
½ cup of medjool dates
½ cup of dried pears
½ cup of unhulled tahini
½ cup of almond butter
½ cup dark chocolate chips or raw cacao nibs
¼ cup ground flaxseeds
1 Tablespoon honey
2 scoops chocolate or vanilla protein powder – I use nuZest Clean Lean Protein vanilla
2 Tablespoons of raw cacao powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
1 ½ cups mixed seeds – I use linseeds, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds
Add the dates and the pears to the bowl of a food processor fitted with an ‘S’ blade and pulse until fine chopped. Add in the remaining ingredients and whizz until well combined and clumping together. You may need to add a couple of drops of cold water to help it come together, but go cautiously, you don’t want to turn it into a messy slurry.
Dampen your hands with cold water and roll into nuggets. Enjoy straight away or store in the fridge for emergencies!