Healthy After School Snacks With The VonShef 750w Food Processor {Review & Giveaway}

I don’t know about your kids but when mine come home from school they are ravenous. Having a snack 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. The lovely folks at Domu recently sent me the VonShef 750w food processor to review which gave me the perfect opportunity to experiment with some new ideas.

We have also been kindly offered the same food processor to give away to one of our lucky readers. Read to the end of this review to find out how to enter.

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 which gives you more control over the consistency, roughly chopped or chunky the choice is yours.

All of the attachments are easy 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 other in the range on the Domu website.

The first thing I wanted to make for the kids were 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 in 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 portions and rolled them into bite sized balls. I placed the energy bites in a baking tray and put them in 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 added 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. If you would like to win a VonShef 750w food processor for yourself you can enter the giveaway using the gleam widget below. Make sure you pop back daily for an extra bonus entry. Have a read the terms and conditions and best of luck with your entry.

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      • The Closing date is 15.3.18.
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Disclosure: We were sent the VonShef 750w food processor free for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

 

 

245 thoughts on “Healthy After School Snacks With The VonShef 750w Food Processor {Review & Giveaway}

  1. I’d be spoilt for choice of which soup i’d make! Daughter loves Crecy Soup and for me it would be Cream of Mushroom Soup with a healthy twist on the Slimming World plan!

  2. Breadcrumbs! I have so much bread that goes to waste, I would love a food processor to whizz it up into crumbs to put in the freezer!

  3. The first thing I would make is smoothies – lots of them – because the kids currently love them. I can sneak all sorts of healthy things in them and it would save me fortune since I’m currently buying loads each week!

  4. these are great ideas! – I’ve also been using chocolate flavoured protein powder in the hot chocolate at night for the adults – cuts down the fat and calories and gives you extra protein for recovery from work outs!

  5. The first thing I would make would be a HUGE batch of soup for the freezer. I really miss having a food processor, will be keeping everything crossed xx

  6. I would love to win this, I’ve been after one for a while. The first thing I would try out if I won, would be a nice healthy salad, full of grated, chopped and sliced veggies.

  7. I wouldn’t use it, I would gift it to my best friend, who is expecting her first baby. She would love it to make her own food for her baby

  8. With the current weather I would make a real Lancashire Hotpot! A firm favourite in our house using mum in laws recipe. Hailing from Wigan you can be sure it’s good. Heard a great joke yesterday… with the bad weather Southerners should stay safe indoors until it’s over…northerners need to wear your thicker coats!!!

  9. Your No Bake Coco-nutty Energy Bites look amazing so i would deffo cook them. My kids are always starving when they get home so these would be fab and healthy for them. I think mum and dad would love them too!

  10. definitely your No Bake Coco-nutty Energy Bites. I wouldn’t be brave enough to give them to the kids as they have far too much energy already however they would be great for me and my fiance. We have a theory that our children steal our energy as we sleep.

  11. first thing would most likely be a smoothie for my children, but I would use this for lots of things like soups and dips

  12. I would make some wholesome soups, but if my kids got to it first, it would be some gorgeous melt in the mouth biscuits all round

  13. Well I’d definitely make those No Bake Coco-nutty Energy Bites they look delicious !
    I always think a food processor is great for quickly making a crumble topping, make extra to store in the freezer for a later date.

  14. I would love to make a birthday cake for my son’s 21st in Sept! Would love to be able to say ‘I made it’ lol Instead of mum has gone iceland for birthday cake again ha ha x

  15. I’d make a homemade hummus dip so that I can chop up some carrot sticks and have a wonderful, healthy snack for Summer 🙂

  16. l love baking and making cakes and l have never tried cheesecakes as most sites say you need a proper processor instead of a hand blender as the cream separates so that would be my first choice.

  17. I would make some protein ball snacks for my kids. I see loads of great ideas on Pinterest but my processor is rubbish and bashing all the ingredients by hand is not fun.

  18. I would get my Christmas Cake made. Chopping nuts and dried fruit would be so easy with the Vonshef and a tasty boozy Christmas cake needs time to mature. Yummy!

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