1/4 cup of caramelised buckwheat groats
1/4 cup of walnuts 1/2 cup of almonds
4 pitted dates
Process everything together in the food processor. If your mix isn’t sticky enough, add more dates! Press this mix into the bottom of a baking dish. This is your base layer.
5 pitted dates
2 tablespoons of almonds spread/paste
1/2 tablespoon of tahini paste
1/2 cup of cashews a pinch of salt
Blend everything together in food processor. Taste test and more dates if it isn’t sweet enough for you. Pour/spoon into your baking dish, and spread it evenly over the bottom layer. Put the baking dish in the freezer so this layer can firm up while you make the top layer.
2 bananas (you can use peeled frozen bananas if you like)
1 cup of blueberries
1/3 of a cup of organic dried lavender flowers(or less if you want a more subtle flavour)
1/2 cup of cashews
Process all ingredients. Taste test for sweetness and add more dates or blueberries as needed. Spoon this mixture over the middle layer and spread it out evenly. Put this back in the freezer overnight. The next day, remove from freezer, let it thaw out for a short time (e.g. 5-10 minutes), and then cut into squares and serve.
The Therapeutic uses of Lavender
As a herbalist/naturopath, I find lavender particularly effective for relieving stress, anxiety and insomnia when there is a lot of anger involved, such as feelings of irritation and frustration. It can provide either a stimulating or sedative effect, depending on what the body needs.
*Agitated depression or depression mixed with anxiety.
*Restlessness, anxiety, frustration, irritation, insomnia, over-active mind.
*Low back pain, abdominal cramps, flatulence, aches and pains, headaches.
*Dizziness, palpitations, shortness of breath, cold limbs, chilliness.
*Fever, sore throat, sinusitis, asthma, cough, infections and inflammation in general.
*Nausea, constipation or diarrhoea, appetite loss, sore liver area.
*Topical for burns, sunburn, itching, bites, eczema, acne etc