Yoghurt Bars

 yoghurt bars

Do you read?

I’m a reader. I’ve always been a reader. When I’m pregnant and exhausted and not feeling my best I tend to read more than at any other time.

My Dad’s a reader.

My Grandma’s a reader.

My Daughter’s a reader.

My Mum is an audio book fan which suits her and her lifestyle perfectly.

My Husband fantasises about being a reader, but to be honest he struggles to find time to breathe…

I like that to one extent or another, we all have this in common.

When I was stuck on the couch with a crazy level of morning (all day and night) sickness I decided it was time to buy a kindle.

They had never interested me before, but at that point in time there was nothing I wanted more.

Now I love it.

My daughter also fell in love with it (which meant I was seldom getting a turn) so as per her request she received one for her birthday – best gift we have ever given her. Almost six months later it is still her absolute favourite thing and we actually have to take it away from her at times and say “time to play Lulu.”

All was going well with my reading since purchasing the kindle. I’m an avid fan of the sample option and my first few books were thoroughly enjoyed. But then I purchased a three pack. I didn’t sample. I just heard about it and heard about it and heard about it. So, on a whim I grabbed it. This isn’t my usual style.

Well….

It wasn’t great…..

It was….fine…. (Oh no…..fine? Who wants fine?)

Many would say it was good.

Many would say it was fabulous.

I, however, was a little glad when I finished the final page of the trilogy.

Now I’m in the between books zone. Do you go there? The story I’ve just read is still fresh in my mind. I’m not sure if I’m ready to meet new characters. I think I need a day or two…

I’m in desperate need of a page turner.

I’m looking at a thriller but I’m not sure if that’s a great idea in my current condition.

I’m not sure if my pregnant, highly sensitive, nightmare prone self can handle it…

If you have any suggestions or have read anything recently that you have loved, be sure to let me know.


Yoghurt Bars

  • 1 cup coconut yoghurt
  • 1 heaped tablespoon honey*
  • 1 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, liquified

toppings (optional)

  • diced dried apricot and desiccated coconut
  • goji berries and pistachio nuts
  • cacao nibs and currants
  1. Place the ingredients into a bowl and mix to combine.
  2. Pour / spoon the mixture into a silicon loaf tin or mini silicon muffin moulds.
  3. Top if desired.
  4. Place the mixture into the freezer over night to set.
  5. Once set slice into bars.
  6. Store and serve straight from the freezer, they melt quickly.
  7. Enjoy.

*you can use rice malt syrup if you prefer.

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  • molly

    These sound great! Can’t wait to try!
    I don’t get a lot of time to read anything thats not a text book ( joys of studying ) but when I do I love anything by Jodi Picoult 🙂

    • Thank you. I have not read any of her books for many years, I will be sure to have a look. I hope your studies are going well. Have a great day. Bianca

  • Skye Keatinge

    Hi Bianca, have you read ‘the girl who saved the king of Sweden’? Brilliant book – quirky and fun and cool and clever but not much mental power required- could be perfect for right now!

    • Oh that does sounds perfect, mental power very, very, very low! I haven’t heard of it so will add it to my must-check-out list. I really appreciate you taking the time to write. xx

  • Skye Keatinge

    Other excellent books in the same vein: ‘Where’d you go Bernadette’ and ‘Rosie Project’ (you may well have Ewa’s this last one?) – give them a go!! All are wonderful uplifting books

    • Thank YOU!! I have read the Rosie Project but not the sequel. The other one I haven’t heard of so I am cutting and copying the title to check it out now. Uplifting is perfect! Thanks again!

  • Matt and Kell Davis

    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society By Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows was a surprise favourite of mine. If you want something that is well written, beautiful, wonderful characters and you don’t want to stop reading…this could be a lovely choice. But its definitely not a thriller….sorry I have no recommendations there…..

    • I have read that one and it is lovely!!! My husband gave it to me a few years ago and it has since been passed around my family. A great recommendation. Thank you. I think I best stay away from thrillers for the time being, I am already having trouble sleeping and I have found they can give me nightmares at times!

  • Louise

    I’ve just finished reading The Girl on the Train and can highly recommend it. It’s one of those I must know what happens so must keep reading now matter how late it is books. I’m interested to hear what others are recommending.

    • Hi Louise, thank YOU. I have read this one. It is great hearing what others thought of it. I am thinking that I might be best steering clear of thrillers for the time being. I am not sure if you follow our facebook page but there has also been some recommendations left over there that you might want to check out. Thanks again! Bianca

  • Thank YOU! I love a book you can’t put down! I have not read that book so I shall look into it. The authors name sounds familiar so I am wondering if I have read something else of hers. I hope you enjoy Girl on the Train, I have read that one and would love to hear what you think. Have a great day. Bianca x

  • Kathryn

    Bianca, I am impressed you even manage to find time to read on your kindle!! I have resorted to audiobooks! One of my absolute favourite lovely books of all time is Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day – it is charming and quirky and feel good… and it’s one of the few books where the movie is also quite wonderful. I loved The Rosie Project, but didn’t feel at all the same about the sequel… I would recommend reading it at some point, but maybe not while you’re still pregnant… it’s so focused on Rosie’s pregnancy and Don’s harebrained schemes are a bit maddening (although, they’ll make your wonderful husband look even more impressive in comparison!)

    • Love it. Thanks Kathryn. I will check the book out. xx

  • Becky McIntosh

    I read “A town like Alice” recently and loved it stayed up to stupid hours even though I was waking every couple of hours to feed the baby 😉

    • Laughing! I remember doing and then regretting doing exactly that!! I do not know the book, I will look into it! I really appreciate the recommendation. x

  • i made these and my husband enjoyed. me not so much. i always love your recipes, just didn’t enjoy this as much as all of the other awesome things you make! jen x

    • Thank you for the feedback. Would love to hear how you go with anything else that you try. I am glad you found some other recipes that you enjoy. x

  • Alana

    I really enjoy reading books by John Green – especially ‘Paper Towns’, also ‘The Book Thief’ was amazing as well 🙂

    • Fabulous!!! Thank YOU. xx

    • Matt and Kell Davis

      haven’t read paper towns, but totally agree with ” the book thief”. Great recommendation Alana!

  • Jess

    Hi Bianca, could you sub Greek yoghurt for the coconut? As for book recommendations… It’s been a long time since I read anything worth recommending – no time for reading at the moment unfortunately 🙁