Ok hand on my heart. I have a sweet tooth!

But the problem of my life is not that ; )

It is that if I have a single sweet tooth, my husband has at least 5..… and the problem gets bigger when we make a baby together who probably has a whole denture full of sweet tooth.

Well by now we have acknowledged that we have this sweet problem in the family. So instead of blaming dental genetics let’s do something about it.

How about having sweets but in a healthy version? No compromise made on the taste and easy to make for mommy! Sounds fair & workable. So let’s make some Smart Sweets! Thinking what’s that?

Smart Sweets = (Healthy ingredients + alternate sugars) * Measured portions 

Here is my smart sweet recipe called the “Hi-5 Ladoo”

This is made of 5 super nutritious ingredients, shaped into round balls or as we call them in India Ladoos. 

5 healthy ingredients for Hi-5 Ladoo
5 healthy ingredients for Hi-5 Ladoo
Hi-5 Ladoo
Hi-5 Ladoo

Hi-5 Ladoos (balls) have only 70 calories and high nutritious value. 

Be guilt free to pop 1 or 2 or more of these balls in your mouth anytime you like.

Still thinking why would you love the Hi-5 Ladoos? May be because…

You too have a sweet tooth but wanna keep it healthy too

You are so bored of those not so healthy health bars 

You tend to get hangry through long meetings or travel

You are looking to create attractive baby food

Or chocolate is the go-to mood up lifter for you!

If you relate to any of those, then gimme a hi-5 & check out my recipe for Hi-5 Ladoos – sweet magic balls that are allowed any time of the day. Mommy T&C apply… shhhhhhhh

Hi-5 Ladoo
Hi-5 Ladoo

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Are you a sweet tooth? But also a health geek? Try this smart sweet Hi-5 Ladoo (balls), made of 5 healthy ingredients. 1 ladoo contains only 70 calories! No compromise on taste and super easy to make.
Hi-5 Ladoo
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
ladoos (balls)
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
ladoos (balls)
Ingredients
Hi-5 Ladoo
Instructions
  1. Take an open broad bowl and add desiccated coconut and coco powder to it. Mix well.
  2. Now in a blending jar add 2/3 almonds and sugar. Crush then into a semi fine powder. Add this to the big bowl.
  3. Now once again in the blending jar add 1/3 almonds and flax seeds. Crush them into a coarse powder. Add this also to the big bowl. Mix all dry ingredients well.
  4. Now melt the peanut butter and add to dry ingredients bowl. Also add Macadamia oil. Now mix all ingredients with a ladle. In the end you may have to knead this mixture with hands.
  5. Stop kneading when you have created an oily dough type of consistency that can be formed into small balls.
  6. Now take a small portion of the mixture and form them into balls (of 1.5 cm diameter) by rolling them in your palms. You can make bigger size balls if you prefer to have a larger bite each time.
  7. Just gobble them as is like a dessert or load them on your granola bowls, pancakes or ice-creams. You can store these ladoos in the refrigerator up to several days, or even outside if you are in a room temperature of 20-23 degrees.
Recipe Notes
  • You can adjust the sugar quantity as per your preference. I am more of a dark chocolate lover, so the recommended quantity of sugar in this recipe will work just fine for dark chocolate lovers or people who prefer their desserts lower on sweet. You can put more or less to make your sweet tooth happy ; ) Your sugar your choice!
  • You can use any other nut instead of Almonds. Pistachio and hazelnut work great too for this recipe.
  • You can reduce the quantity of Macadamia oil and Peanut butter if you want the ladoos to be a bit on dry side.
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