new discoveries

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choc agave balls

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New discoveries…

New legs to walk on, and walk she does. At ten months and four days she said, whoooshka! Lets go, lets get busy…and hasn’t looked back.

New magnifying glasses for the boys, show little critters can become big critters at the right angle. There are a lot of new little things to discover.

Holiday time and park mornings are spent exploring. It can be hard work and they need lots of healthy energy giving snacks.

I’ve posted these balls before (here) but have changed around the ingredients a little. My new discovery of the deliciousness of dark agave nectar, was a lovely surprise. I would use it sparingly due to the food miles on it, but it is a wonderful alternative to sugar or honey.

These ingredients are just a rough guide, use whatever you have on hand and like to add to the mix.

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Chocolate Agave Energy Balls

1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup linseed meal
1/2 cup sunflower kernals
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup agave syrup
1/4 cup honey (use extra agave if you want to make it completely vegan)
2 tbls of unhulled tahini
1 tsp vanilla
sesame seeds/ or extra coconut
Mix all ingredients together, add a tablespoon or two of water if needed to bind ingredients together and roll into balls. Roll again in sesame seeds or coconut.
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This post is going to We Should Cocoa @ Chocolate Log Blog– for a sugar free chocolate combo this month.

28 thoughts on “new discoveries

  1. I love the photo of your daughter running on the grass. Walking at 10 months is very early – only one of mine, my third too, did that but my sister’s children were almost two before they walked! The balls would be tasty and so very good for you xx


  2. Oh my goodness , shes off. Thats amazing!. I see that you are having great times during the holidays. Hope there are not too many burnt to a crisp bugs


  3. So sweet- your children are so beautiful, Brydie. And I’m sure that her walking keeps YOU running!
    Love the Sherlock Holmes look of your little monkey- discovering the world around us is really a joy and a mystery!
    The energy balls look very good- my dil makes them with peanut butter for her little ones- and they are a favorite treat.


  4. I’m stunned to see your baby walking already…where does the time go? Such beautiful children, and all the green grass and flowers make me long for spring here. Soon enough, I guess! I have some dark agave in the fridge and this would be a perfect way to use some…bookmarked!


  5. Gosh walking already and look at her go too. Love the stripy trousers. Thank you for playing along with We Should Cocoa – I feel quite honoured. Having made my own energy balls for the first time recently, I am now a convert – a healthy sweet snack at last!


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