Let me just say it has been a hectic back-to-school week in my household.  In saying that though, I am so glad to be getting back to routine!  Proper Bed times. healthy eating, regular excessive and bedtime reading all makes for a happy and productive family.

 

Here is 5 of my favorite lunchbox KidzShake recipes.  if you kids are anything like mine, they eat very little at school (even despite my beautifully packaged and very tasty lunches).  These bliss ball recipes pack a nutrition punch to keep your kids energized at school–and believe me you will not find these bliss balls in the lunchbox when they get home from school.  I make a whole bunch of different blissbalss and keep them in the freezer as an easy lunchbox add-in.  They are also a great snack when your kids go straight to after school sports!  (I have to admit that I use these myself when I am craving something naughty!)

 

I hope your family enjoys these recipes:

 

 

CINNAMON ROLL BLISS BALLS

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 scoops ‘Vanilla Cream’ KidzShake Protein
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 heaped tablespoons coconut butter/coconut manna
  • 3 tablespoons milk of choice
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut sugar (** TOPPING **)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (** TOPPING **)

DIRECTIONS

  • Add all ingredients into a small bowl and mix well until thoroughly combined.  Form balls.
  • Add coconut sugar and cinnamon topping in a separate bowl.  Roll balls in mixture.
  • Can be kept in the freezer for 6 weeks.  Perfect add in for lunch boxes.

 

CHOCOLATE COCONUT ENERGY BALLS

These are perfect for lunch boxes, an energy boost before of during a big game or even as a dessert.

INGREDIENTS

  • ¼ cup of chia seeds
  • ¼ cup of unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • 4 tablespoons of almond butter
  • 3 scoops of Chocolate Cream KidzShake
  • 3 tablespoons of unsweetened cacao or cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, melted
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla essence

DIRECTIONS

  • Combine all ingredients except shredded coconut in a bowl and mix to combine. Alternatively, place into a blender and pulse to combine.
  • Roll into 1” balls and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Can keep in fridge covered for 5 days.

 

CHEWY PEANUT BUTTER BALLS

makes 12-14

 

This can be made ahead and stored in the freezer

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups of old fashioned oats (GF if needed)
  • 1/2 cup of Peanut Butter (can substitute in any nut or seed butter)
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1/4 cup of mini dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of crispy rice cereal (or puffed millet)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3 scoops of Vanilla KidzShake

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Add all ingredients to bowl and mix well.
2. Place mixture in fridge to cool for about an hour
3. Roll small amounts of mixture to form balls.
4. Can keep in freezer.

 

LEMON COCONUT TRUFFLES

These little luscious lemon truffles will give you a citrus kick unlike no other. Perfect for the kids and for adults. Enjoy!

Makes 25 balls

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups raw cashews (or macadamias)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
  • ½ cup of coconut flour (or extra shredded coconut)
  • 1 lemon (juice, zest & flesh)
  • 1/4 cup light coconut nectar or brown rice syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (softened)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 scoops of Vanilla KidzShake
  • Extra cashews and coconut for coating.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until combined.
  • Roll into balls and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

NUT-FREE BLISS BALLS

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup tahini, hulled
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup coconut, desiccated
  • 1 cup seeds sunflower, and roughly chopped pepitas)
  • 1 cup organic dried fruit (dates)
  • 2 tbs cacao powder
  • 4 scoops CHOCOLATE KIDZSHAKE
  • Extra cacao and coconut to coat

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until a dough forms.
  • Rolls into balls and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Can keep in the fridge for up to 1 week.

 

 

Rachel

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