Apr 5, 2010

Easter Treats

I love Easter. Always have. Always will. A celebration of new beginnings, get together's with family and friends, and of course CHOCOLATE!!

However every year I manage to make my mum's job a little tougher; as a child I'd happily gorge on any chocolate, then it had to be Cadbury eggs, then only dark chocolate, then milk free, then completley dairy free, at one point only carob, then no chocolate - only vegan lollies, then lollies with no red colourings, and now only 100% RAW CHOCOLATE - which you can't buy in pretty little easter egg shapes - BLOCKS ONLY - what a shame ;)

So my Easter Sunday started like this...
a litre of my delicious green smoothie

Then... in keeping to traditions (regardless of age) Mum had set up a trail of clues for me to find my Easter treats. Each clue led to the next, taking me upstairs, back down, round the back, upstairs again, in the kitchen, the office, and back again until I found all my treats!

First surprise, hiding with the beers in the bar fridge (keeping nice and cool) was a blcok of Loving Earth's Organic RAW chocolate...

... Lucuma and Maca - my ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE!!

I also found a block of RAWGANIC's Peppermint Dark Chocolate hiding in the cash register, that I later enjoyed with a mug of peppermint tea.

One thing that I love about RAWGANIC chocolate (in addition to the amazing pleasurable experience of eating the tiny rich pieces one by one) are the beautiful little sayings inside each wrapper...

"To do something, however small, to make others happier and better, is the higest ambition, the most elevating hope, which can inspire a human being" - John Lubbock

I blissed out on a beautiful little MANGOSTEEN that was my gift from Brock and it was AMAZING! It was the first time I had ever had one of these little beauties and I LOVED IT!

And then... there was of course KITCHEN FUN!! Here's some pics to entice you all ;)

Super Love Treats!! These babies are a slight variation of these ones from Megan Telpner (a favourite blogger of mine)

Banana Walnut Muffins... ooey, gooey, little round balls of sweet delicious goodness, topped with a banana slice, a drop of agave, and a walnut!

And looking pretty all boxed up... SuperLove Treats, Banana Walnut Muffins, Co's Super Super Balls (with added spirulina for a difference) and Power Balls

Hope you all had a HAPPY EASTER!


  1. those treats were amazing - glad u liked the mangosteen i had mine tonight

  2. Wow, all that looks pretty good. I've started making green smoothies, too. What are some of your favorite recipes? Thanks for the informative blog! darren

  3. Darren -

    Thanks for the comment :)Happy to hear uv started your own smoothies; it always excites me when people start on greens.

    I have a few favourites... spinach and orange with ice is AMAZING on hot days for a great thirst quencher.
    A couple of bananas and a blender of spinach with loads of superfoods I'm currently loving.
    Kale and other greens with pear...
    Celery and mint go down a treat with carrot and a bit of apple...

    Try HERBS. Mint or parsely are my favs.

    What are your favourites by the way? I'd love to try more combinations :)

  4. Christie I'm having cravings for your delicious little balls of goodness. Seriously.