Brain boosting kids dessert

I’m in the middle of writing an article on nutrition for attainment in children and have been thinking of recipes to go with it.
Well this is one.
This is full of things to help feed the brain essential fatty acids.

1/2 avocado
1/2 cup of coconut milk or hemp milk
1tbs de-shelled hemp seeds (great source of Omegas 3 and 6)
1 tbs ground flax seeds
1 apple
1 pear

Blend until smooth, then chill for 20 mins and you will have a nice light mousse.


Brown rice pudding

As winter sets in and it gets colder, there are certain dishes that make me feel good. Rice pudding was always one of them.
So tonight, after a lovely walk in the woods, I decided to make a healthy version of this old favourite. Let’s hope there is some left when my older boy ad hubby get home, me and baby have been munching away!

1 cup of short grain brown rice (great source of protein)
4 cups of coconut milk
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbs coconut oil (great for digestion and tasty)

Mix together bring to the boil then simmer till rice is cooked, then add;

1 apple skinned, diced and puréed
1 pear skinned, diced and puréed

Pour these in at the end to sweeten.

It’s so simple and good for you. You can serve with a drizzle of raw honey on top to finish.



Immunity honey

My husband has been away for the last nine days on a music tour of the ancient perpetual choir sites.We were lucky enough To join him for part of it in Glastonbury but both boys got sick with coughs and colds. Today I was thinking of making some medicinal honey up when my husband got back baring gifts. He had bought me a jar of raw honey and my god this stuff is good. So I have made a garlic, ginger and chilli raw honey.. Why ruin perfectly good honey you say…. Well honey itself is anti everything. It works wonders on our immune system but combine forces with garlic, powerful blood cleanser, ginger anti inflammatory and chilli that dilates the blood allowing the absobtiom of all these things
And u have one powerful cocktail for health.
So what do we need and do

3 cloves organic garlic chopped
1 thumb size of chopped ginger
1 chilli chopped

Add these to a clean jar and cover with honey. Put the lid on and leave for 3-5 days then strain put bits and take spoonful as needed.
Note the longer you leave in the stronger it gets but don’t leave too long as you don’t want things to go bad

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