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I don’t know about your kids but when mine come home from school they are ravenous. Having healthy after school snacks prepared for their hungry bellies is an absolute must. I do find myself getting in a rut when coming up with ideas for healthy after school snacks for them though. VonHaus recently sent us the VonShef 750w food processor to review which gave me the perfect opportunity to experiment with some new ideas for healthy after school snacks.
The VonShef 750w food processor has been designed to make your life easier. It’s a great multi-functional appliance that takes the time and effort out of chopping, slicing, grating, mixing, blending and juicing. The food processor features twin speed settings allowing you to select the correct speed for the task in hand. There’s also a pulse setting that gives you more control over the consistency, roughly chopped or chunky the choice is yours.
All of the attachments are easy to fit, dishwasher safe and easy to clean. Here’s the full list of what’s included
- 2 litre bowl
- 1.8-litre jug
- Stainless steel chopper blade
- Stainless steel coarse grater
- Stainless steel fine grater
- Stainless steel shredder
- Citrus juicing attachment
- Emulsifying disc
- Plastic dough blade
You can find more information about this product and others in the range on the VonHaus.
Healthy After School Snacks
The first thing I wanted to make for the kids was some energy bites. I found a simple recipe that only involved a few ingredients which I could quickly make in the afternoon ready for the end of the school day.
As a side note, I added nuts as my kids love them but the recipe works just as well without.
No-Bake Coco-nutty Energy Bites
1 cup of nuts ( I used blanched almonds)
3 cups of coconut flakes
7 Medjool dates (pitted)
3 tbsp of honey
I started off by adding the nuts to the food processor bowl with the chopper blade at the bottom. I used the pulse setting to roughly chop the nuts.
Once the nuts were ready I added the rest of the ingredients to the bowl. I used setting number 2 to whizz all the ingredients until the mixture started sticking together. This whole process took about 3-4 minutes.
Next, I took a teaspoon-sized portion and rolled them into bite-sized balls. I placed the energy bites in a baking tray and put them in the fridge for about an hour to firm up.
The kids absolutely loved them, I had a sneaky taste too. Think bounty bars except nuttier and without the chocolate. I will definitely be trying variations of this recipe as well as trying lots of other ones too.
I decided that I really wanted to try out the blender function of the food processor too by making a delicious smoothie. My kids are not too keen on fruit smoothies so I decided to make a chocolate-based one to entice them.
I went with a protein-packed smoothie that they would love the taste of and that would also give them a much-needed afternoon boost.
Chocolate Banana Boost Smoothie
2 small chopped bananas
500ml chocolate almond or soya milk
1 tbsp of whole nut smooth peanut butter
1 handful of ice cubes
I popped all of the ingredients into the jug then poured the milk on top, whizzing it all up until it was completely smooth. It only took around 2 minutes to make this smoothie, it’s the perfect quick and healthy after school recipe.
I was really impressed with the features I used to make these recipes. The accessories and appliance itself are really well made and durable. One of my favourite features, it’s such a small thing but the VonShef food processor has little non-slip feet on it. I love this feature as I can’t stand appliances that bounce all over the counter when in use.
I’ve got lots of plans and ideas of things to make using my new food processor, soup is on the menu next.
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