Over Diwali many overindulge in sweet and fried foods and find themselves feeling bloated, tired and heavier after the festive period.
You don’t need to be on a diet or feel deprived, but just make a few simple swaps to be healthy.
Stay healthy this Diwali by making your own sweet treats as when you make them yourself you know how much sugar you add in and will also be using the best ingredients.
This is a simple recipe for coconut delights, that you can make in about 30 minutes, for yourself and your families and friends.
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup shredded coconut
2 tbsp cacao powder
1/2 cup nut butter
1/3 cup honey (or to taste)
1 tsbp chia seeds
1 tbsp water (may need a little more)
1/4 cup rolled oats
Blend the cacao powder, 2 cups oats and shredded coconut in a blender until makes a fine powder.
Then in a bowl combine with nut butter, honey and chia seeds and knead into a dough. Add in the 1/4 cup rolled oats and 1 tbsp water and mix and knead into a dough. If it is dry, add in another 2-3 tbsp more water, or as much as needed. The amount that you need will depend on how thick the nut butter is. This is an important step, to get the right consistency.
Take about one tablespoon of this mixture and roll into balls.
Or roll the dough flat and cut into square and diamond shapes.
Or using a mould make the sweet treats.
If you liked this recipe, do share it with your family and friends.