Sweet Treats For Mums And Bubs


 In collaboration with Jess @mindful_moose

You - beautiful mama. I feel you. You’re too busy, or too tired to eat well. 

My name is Jess. I love sharing healthy, plant-based recipes on my Instagram @mindful_moose. I am so excited to be sharing this with you today. 

Here I have a couple of healthy recipes for you Bubnest fans that I hope you will love. With a little prep, you can have a healthy breakfast and healthy snacks on hand for when you need that quick energy boost. 

I chose to share these two recipes as they were saviours for me when I had my first babe, and with my second due in September, I will be keeping these recipes on hand to make for us here, little big brother included! 
 
Did you know oats may help boost milk supply? Add in chia seeds for a boost of healthy fats, and protein to keep you and your bub nourished you have a winning combo. I absolutely love having a few breakfasts ready for me to grab and eat. You know when you have a newborn, and they somehow know when you sit down to eat a meal? It really is a skill. But hopefully cutting that cooking time means more eating time for you! 

Overnight Chia Oats 

 

Serves 2-3 

  • 1 cup oats 
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds 
  • 2 1/4 cups non-dairy milk 
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar 
  • 1 tsp vanilla 

To serve: 

Coconut yoghurt, fresh fruit, nuts, nut butter, seeds, muesli or granola, etc 

In a large bowl combine the oats and chia seeds. Add the non-dairy milk, coconut sugar and vanilla. Mix to combine. Let it sit in the fridge overnight. In the morning, place your desired serving into a bowl and add whatever healthy ingredients you like! I've made a few suggestions but feel free to mix it up to your taste and what you have available. Enjoy. 

Choc-Macadamia Bliss Balls 

Now… If you’re yet to give birth and in that awesome “I’m-going-to-prepare-my-entire-life” phase, well these Choc Macadamia Bliss Balls keep so well in the freezer for when you arrive back at home, and they are perfect treats to offer family and friends when they visit you and your new arrival. Feel free to sub the macadamias with any nuts (or a mix of your faves!). 
 

  • 1 cup macadamias 
  • 1 cup medjool dates 
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder 
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean powder 
  • Pinch of himalayan salt 

In a food processor add the macadamias. Process the macadamias into small pieces before adding the rest of the ingredients. Process until the mixture comes together. Roll into balls. Dust with cacao powder if you’re feeling fancy. Best stored in the fridge, but they’re also perfect to throw into your nappy bag for emergency mama fuel. 

Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoy these recipes! I would LOVE to hear if you tried these. 
With love, 
Jess @mindful_moose


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