Apple slices supercharged with nut butter, berries and seeds are such a winning snack on so many levels and are popular with all ages. This very simple recipe ticks all the boxes in terms of feeding the brain, the gut and the immune system and contains a lovely balance of carbs, healthy fat and protein for a delicious and filling snack or pudding.
It’s very easy and much cheaper to make your own nut butter, and it stores in the fridge for at least a month, so you always have some to hand to spread onto apple slices, stir into porridge or slather on to toast. Perfect to have at the ready for hungry fridge raiders!
Keep this recipe simple with a splash of coconut milk and honey or if your child loves chocolate then also add-in some cacao powder or cocoa powder which makes the nut butter seem very decadent and extra delicious.
Cashew nuts contain lots of lovely magnesium which is important for sporty kids and it also helps us to create tryptophan which helps with mood and sleep. If you use raw cacao powder, then this also contains magnesium as well as vitamin C. The omega 3 rich flax and hemp seeds are also good sources of fibre and the berries gut-friendly polyphenols that are so important to keep inflammation at bay.