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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Vegan Flapjacks

A few weeks ago I got invited to a special Robinsons Fruit Shoot event at Home Cottage Farm but unfortunately we couldn't make it due to the distance.
So they kindly sent me a little hamper with some goodies to get busy in the kitchen at home.

In my hamper I received;

3 bottles of Robinson Fruit Shoots - Orange, Lemon and Summer Fruits
Ice Lolly moulds,
A baking set which included a Whisk, Rollin pin, Wooden spoon, Sieve, 6 Silicon cup cake cases, Measuring jug and 3 Cookie cutters.
A couple of recipes.


Out of the 3 recipes I went for the flapjacks.
Flapjacks are a firm favourite with the Mini Beasts and I've never really used a flapjack recipe without the normal mountain of sugar and syrup.

So I was excited to give it ago, I'm always keen to try new things in the kitchen and to try and fool the boys into eating healthier treats!

Banana & Raspberry Flapjacks

1 Ripe Banana,
150g Dates,
70ml Boiling Water,
85g Dried Figs,
40g Dried Apricots, 
160g Oats 
100g Raspberries.
Makes 16 (depending on how you cut it.)

Method

Preheat the oven to 160C/gas mark 2,
Pop the kettle on and grease and line a 20cm x 20cm tin.
Peel the banana and break into pieces. Place in a jug with the dates and boiling water. 
Leave for 5 minutes.
Chop the figs and apricots into cm squared chunks.
Using a blender blitz the banana and dates into a fine purée.
Combine the purée, oats and chopped fruit in a bowl into well mixed.
Carefully stir through the raspberries.
Press into the pre greased & lined tin and bake for 30 minutes.
Remove from the tin once baked and leave to cool.

Store in a firm tin for up to 5 days.
Freeze well wrapped for up to a month!
Defrost at room temp before serving.


They were super quick to make and I knocked up a batch before putting the dinner on.
It was nice to use different ingredient to what I'm normally used to and all the boys seemed intrigued in all the different dried fruits I was using.
I did actually forget to add the raspberries but luckily I remember as I shut the oven door, so I whipped it out and added in the raspberries and then replaced it back in the oven.

We all really enjoyed tucking into a slice after out dinner.
A perfect after school bake!
No refined sugar and 100% yummy!

From now on I'll be using this recipe rather than the sugary one I normally use.


Rather than having the boys fight over which Fruit Shoot they wanted I decided to make up some quick ice lollies using the Fruit Shoots and remaining Raspberries.

Even though the weather is starting to turn the boys still all enjoy an ice lolly and will always beg me to buy them when I go shopping.

These were easy to do and took only a couple of minutes.
Fill up the mould and then pop in 1 raspberry and make sure you get the lolly stick in the hole of the raspberry to hold it in place.
Freeze over night and enjoy!



Robinson's Fruit Shoots,

MADE WITH REAL FRUIT

There’s real fruit in every drop of Fruit Shoot and each and every one is filled with multi-vitamins. Better still, we don’t add any sugar, artificial colours or flavourings at all.

**Flapjack Recipe creator - Holly Bell**



Thursday, 27 April 2017

The Great Fruit Shoot Craft Session

With the boys being struck down with chicken pox over the whole of Easter we didn't really do much, so once they were better I was eager to do some fun things with them.
Something that wasn't going to need a lot of energy but something that was going to get them off the sofa and away from the TV.

We were sent an amazing craft kit from Robinson's Fruit Shoots containing everything we needed to have a space craft session.
The plan was to use our creations on an egg hunt, but they boys weren't very willing in doing an egg hunt.
(you know they're really sick when they refuse to have an Easter egg hunt!)


Along with all the arts and crafts we were sent some Fruit Shoots to enjoy whilst crafting.
The boys were over the moon with this as I don't buy them as often as they'd like me too.


Everyone was keen to get crafting, even Noah Mr Unsociable wanted to make some space pictures.

I decided to show them/wow them with my little alien made that I out of a foam egg and then after all being rather impressed they all wanted to make their own.

Oscar and Ru's both turned into red planets rather than aliens, and Noah's was pretty cool a mix between Saturn and an Alien.




The boys are all pretty rubbish at staying hydrated, but having the fruit shoots on the table and them being something they actually enjoy drinking they all made sure they finished their bottles pretty quickly.


Once all the juice was finished the boys decided they wanted to turn them into rockets.
We had a chat about how we could do that and then got down to it.
I cut up some coloured paper of their choice to make wings and a rocket tip and then they stuck them to their bottles.


Along with our rockets and egg aliens we made some alien pictures out of lolly pop sticks and googly eyes.



Noah and Rupert soon lost interest, Noah's Playstation was calling and Ru decided he wanted to nap. The twins however were keen to use absolutely everything in the Mr Maker Craft box.


So anything they could stick on their rockets they used and anything they could make sparkle on their pictures they did.

It was a bit of a glitter party in the end.



Since doing the space arts and crafts Alex has taken a real keen interest in learning all about the different planets and space.

The Little Kids First Big Book Of Space has now become our number one bedtime reading book.
He's also taken it into school for show and tell!


The boys really enjoyed learning all about space and making their own rockets, so a big Thank You Fruit Shoot for helping them figure out what their Thing is!


The Fruit Shoots we were sent were -

 2 Hydro and 2 original Fruit Shoots

NATURALLY FLAVOURED HYDRO

A naturally flavoured spring water drink, Hydro is irresistibly refreshing and tasty – with zero sugar and no artificial colours or flavourings. 
They come in three flavours - 
Apple & Raspberry
Blackcurrant,
Orange & Pineapple.

Fruit Shoot
There’s real fruit in every drop of Fruit Shoot and each and every one is filled with multi-vitamins. Better still, we don’t add any sugar, artificial colours or flavourings at all.
There is a vast range of different flavours from Apple and blackcurrant to tropical, so something for everyones taste buds!
Both bottles have re-sealable cap so they can take it with them – and do their thing, wherever they are. 

Does your child have a thing?
Why not share it on Fruit Shoots Facebook page