SWEET TREATS: FOR FESTIVE OCCASIONS OR TO ENJOY EVERY DAY
THE GOLDEN RULES: do not eat sugar or sweet things if you are hungry. First have a cheese sandwich, a few nuts, sunflower seeds, sprouts, fruit or something nutritious. Eat healthy little meals every two hours. Have a teaspoon of bitter blackstrap molasses then drink a cup of boiling water as this boost of potassium and vitamins eliminates fatigue, constipation and hunger. 1 COCO POP CRUNCHIES In a hot pan, add: 50ml high test (sweet) MOLASSES, 20ml OLIVE OIL, 20 ml COCOA or carob powder. Let this bubble then remove from heat. Stir in 1 teaspoon BICARB, 200ml RICE CRISPIES. Spoon this mixture into paper cookie cups. Optional extras: 1 tablespoon: SESAME SEEDS, SUNFLOWER SEEDS, GROUND FLAXSEEDS .
2 HOMEMADE COCO HEALTH POPS Same recipe as above, but double or treble the rice crispies. Add some raw OATS, CHOPPED NUTS & DRIED FRUIT
3 CHEWY CHOCOLATE OAT BARS Premix the dries: 100ml OATS, 50ml GROUND FLASEEDS, 100ml WHEY /MILK/SOYA powder, 25ml COCOA, 100ml CRUSHED SEEDS & NUTS. Heat till bubbly, then remove: 50ml MOLASSES, 25ml OLIVE OIL. Stir in 5ml BICARB. Add the dry powders and stir till a firm blob is formed. Shape this onto a greased plate and form into a block. Then cut into squares, like a chocolate bar. Keep in fridge till hard. Keep in an airtight box and don't eat all at once!
4 CARAMEL POPCORN Heat till bubbly: 50 - 100ml MOLASSES. Remove from heat, add 1 tsp BICARB, 1 tab SESAME SEEDS, 1 tab FLAXSEEDS, 1 tsp BICARB, 500ml POPCORN (make it yourself) Stir till the popcorn is coated and mould it into balls for the kids and for parties. For loose, snacky popcorn, add more dry popcorn and SUNFLOWER SEEDS / RAISINS.
5 SEED BARS Roast 500g SUNFLOWER SEEDS in a pan till almost brown. Add:50 - 100ml MOLASSES + 2teaspoons BICARB. Allow to heat up well and turn the mixture onto a greased plate. Shape into a slab. Cut into bars as it begins to cool. Optional things to add: 100ml ground FLAXSEEDS, 50ml SESAME SEEDS, 100ml CHOPPED NUTS/DRIED FRUIT
6 DATE DAINTIES Chop and soak 1 pack DATES in 100ml LEMON JUICE. Mix with: 250ml GROUND ALMONDS, SESAME, and or: SUNFLOWER seeds and 100ml WHEY POWER or MILK POWDER. Form into little balls and roll in sesame seeds.
7 COOKIE /MUFFINS : "MOOKIES" (Good for quick meal substitutes) Soak ½ PACKET OF CHOPPED, COMPRSSED DATES in 1 CUP WATER for a few hours. Add 100ml CANOLA or OLIVE OIL, 50ml MOLASSES (HIGH TEST) (or ½ teaspoonSTEVIA POWDER or 50ml HONEY (if tolerated) Stir in 5ml BICARB, 5ml GROUND GINGER (and/or 5-10ml CINNAMON) Cinnamon helps diabetics to use insulin. Also chew Kaloentjie seeds. Mix together the 6 cups of dry ingredients: a choice of combinations of: 2cups OATS (or BARLEY FLOUR or BARLEY FLAKES ) 1cup WHEY POWDER (or MILK POWDER or RICE MILK or SOYA MILK) 1 cup GROUND UP FLAXSEEDS (or SUNFLOWER SEEDS/SESAME SEEDS) 1 cup SOYA FLOUR (or CHICKPEA or LENTIL FLOUR ) 1 cup RICE FLOUR (or MEALIE MEAL or MILLET or BUCKWHEAT FLOUR ) Stir in the dry ingredients, mix into a sticky dough. Flatten out spoonfuls onto a greased tray. Bake preheated oven at180 degrees for 10 - 15 minutes till golden brown. Delicious served hot with olive oil/butter spread (see notes on health foods)
NATURE FRESH HEALTH SERVICE www.naturefresh.co.za : browse or submit questions to the search facility FOOD SUPPLEMENTS, FLUORIDE FREE TOOTHPASTE, SKIN & BODY CARE.