EASTER SPECIAL: Kaizen Living Cacao Nests with Superfood Eggs

These colourful little treats make the ideal clean eating Easter treat, proving you can still enjoy this time of year without feeling too naughty! Made from a raw chocolate, crunchy oat and nut mixture, these nests are the perfect holder for Kaizen Living superfood-filled ‘eggs’ made from a raw, vegan and gluten-free marzipan mixture. You can have a play around with the colours with different powders or colourings but either way, be rest assured you can enjoy Easter by indulging innocently with these!


Ingredients – for the nests:

  • 100g coconut oil (I used Lucy Bee)
  • 3 tbsp Sweet Freedom (or honey or agave syrup)
  • 2 tbsp Kaizen Living cacao powder
  • 50g unsweetened dessicated coconut
  • 25g ground almonds
  • 50g rolled oats (can be gluten-free)

Get making!

  1. Put 6-8 muffin cases in muffin tins so you’re prepared.
  2. Put the coconut and Sweet Freedom in a small pan and heat gently until the coconut oil has melted. Whisk well the remove from heat.
  3. Stir in the cacao powder and whisk until silky smooth and there are no lumps.
  4. Pour in the dessicated coconut, ground almonds and oats and mix well until you have a thick, sticky mixture. You may want to add slightly more oats, almonds or coconut until you get the right texture.
  5. Spoon a couple of teaspoons of the mixture into each case. Press into the case with your fingers so it pushes up around the edges and a cavity is left in the middle. Place in the fridge and leave to set.

Ingredients – for the eggs

  • 25g ground almonds
  • 3 tbsp Sweet Freedom (or honey or agave syrup)
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • ½ tsp Kaizen Living spirulina powder
  • ½ tsp Kaizen Living acai berry powder
  • ½ tsp red food colouring

Get making!

  1. Put the almonds in a bowl and stir in the honey and almond extract, mixing quite vigorously until you have a thick paste. When you’re happy with the texture (it should be like a soft dough that holds together), divide into three.
  2. In one bowl, add the spirulina to the mixture – you may want to add a little sweetener to keep its sweet taste. Mix well until you have a green colour, then divide up into 6-8 and roll into balls, then set aside.
  3. Repeat this process with the acai berry variation and also the food colouring version, so in the end you have a total of 18-24 different colour egg shapes.
  4. Keep in an air-tight container in the fridge until needed for up to 5 days.


Read to serve your clean eating Easter creations? Simple divide the eggs up into your baskets, sprinkle over some more dessicated coconut if you fancy it and tuck in!


Check out my other clean eating creations using Kaizen Living‘s amazing superfoods over on my blog. Don’t forget to follow Kaizen Living on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram too, tagging #KeepItKaizen to appear on their Social Patch!