Easter Cacao Nest with Bliss Ball Eggs March 29 2015 by Simone Denny

Hello there, 

Gosh it has been one busy week my end! I celebrated my 40th birthday on Wednesday, which was quite the milestone. I had a wonderful celebration with friends and family last weekend and enjoyed the festivities all week (lucky me!). I'm thinking about doing a blog post on turning 40 as I've had some really beautiful experiences recently and also some profound "aha" moments that I'd love to share.

I feel I should apologise for another Easter post, as I do appreciated that not everyone celebrates Easter, but I figured this little chocolate nest could be made at any time of the year. It's a great activity to do with with kids - especially for nature lovers. I've been trying to think up a healthier alternative to chocolate this easter, and one that is not too laden with sugar. This recipe's ticked the box! I had so much fun making it with my 3.5 year old, who loves sitting on the bench cooking, getting her hands messy while chatting with me. 

healthier alternative to chocolate

This recipe is one I adapted from a kids arts and crafts book and I've healthied it up a bit. It has shredded wheat in it, which I remember eating many years ago and wondered if it was still around. I'm always quite sceptical about shopping in the cereal aisle because it really is the isle of hidden sugars. However I was pleased to see shredded wheat contained only 100% wheat - hurrah (not so great if you're gluten free).

The bliss ball eggs are an old recipe of mine (coconut, lime and Goji bliss balls) that I have posted before, however I've changed the recipe to make them the quickest, easiest bliss balls to make. You don't even need a food processor for these ones - all ingredients go in a bowl, you mix, roll and they are ready to go in the fridge.                   

If you missed our blog last week - make sure you check out our Easter Raw Salted Caramel Crunch Bars. 

New on the Nourishing Hub is our Activated Charcoal - if you are considering a detox, this is a wonderful product to support your body through the process. Charcoal is excellent for removing heavy metals, toxins, mercury, pesticides and more. There are a huge number of health benefits you can read about here.

In case you don't follow the Nourishing Hub on Facebook here is an interview I had did on Energise Wealth TV - in the interview I share about why I started the Nourishing Hub, how it is to manage a business and a family, my struggles and my joys. You can have a watch of it here it you're interested...

                                             interview on Energise Wealth TV

 Have a wonderful week and if you do celebrate Easter I hope the Easter bunny brings you lots of Carob Eggs :) 


Much love


Simone X