Monday, August 17, 2015

Week 5, Monday - Rice Crispy Treats and Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice

Today we made healthy rice crispy treats and orange juice.  There is no sugar in this recipe at all, instead we used agave nectar, which is low on the glycemic index.  The nut butter adds the protein and the rice adds the fibre.  It was very simple to make:

Healthy Rice Crispy Treats
1 TBSP Coconut Oil
4 TBSP Agave nectar
180g Peanut Butter or Substitute
half a banana
a little cinnamon
2 cups Rice Crispies

Heat the coconut oil, agave nectar and nut butter (or substitute - we used a substitute for those with allergies) until it has melted.  Pour into a food processor and mix with the banana and cinnamon.

Put the rice crispies in a pan and add the mixture from the food processor.  Stir until it's all mixed together.

Grease a baking tray and spread the mixture over the tray.   Put in the fridge for at least a couple of hours to set!

We made 5 batches to make around 60 pieces.  They were delicious!  In fact one boy came into the kitchen and said, "Isn't it nice Sarah?  This is my third piece!"

We had loads (I mean at least a hundred - seriously!) of mandarins left over from last week, which were still edible so we chopped them in half and I brought in my electric juicer to turn them into juice.  The boys spent AGES here.  I think they loved the sound and the vibration of the juicer as it spun around.  They didn't so much like taking turns, but I left it up to them, and eventually they sorted it out for themselves in a way which everyone got to have a go. There was lots of shouting over the top of the noise from the machine, too.  Somehow I managed to zone it all out and concentrate on the washing up!

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