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Berrylicious Unicorn Bites

These bites are perfect for kids to bring to school because they are nut-free! They are also dairy-free, egg-free and gluten-free. There's no sugar added and they are yummy!
Apr 4, 2019 | Joy McCarthy

Now that the cat's officially outta the bag on social media, you may already know that we've launched a kids line in partnership with Genuine Health – a trio of natural health supplements for kids!

It would be an understatement to tell you I'm excited about this!! When it launched yesterday, I felt like it was my birthday (and by the looks of the photo below, you'd think it was V's bday – that face!!) because I'm so proud to bring you supplements for kids that you can totally trust. It is so needed today. 

The research is clear, kids are not meeting the recommendations to stay healthy and truly thrive.

let's take a closer look at the nutritional status of kids today:

  • Approximately 40% of their fruit and veggie intake is from juice and white potatoes.
  • Kids are not eating enough fibre due to the consumption of ultra-processed foods.
  • Up to 84% of children consume less than one serving fish/seafood per week.
  • Kids are not typically eating gut-loving fermented superfoods like kefir or sauerkraut.
  • Obesity, diabetes, ADHD, asthma and allergies in children are dramatically on the rise. 


As a parent, we CAN make a difference! That's why I'm so proud to have partnered with Genuine Health to bring you three amazing supplements: fermented organic gut superfoods+ kids (the star ingredient in these bites), advanced gut health probiotics kids and omega3 +D3 and lutein for kids. 

I created this recipe as a delicious way to incorporate these amazing superfoods into your child's diet.

There are 22 fermented organic superfoods and prebiotics in every scoop to support gut health!

You can learn all about this line at!

When I was developing recipes for the fermented organic gut superfoods for kids, and these purple balls were created, Vienna thought they looked like Unicorn poop! Since that may not sound the most appetizing, we've renamed them Berrylicious Unicorn Bites (just don't tell Vienna).

The flavour is grape, so I added medjool dates to help them stick, blackberries, shredded coconut and oats. They're tasty little bites! They're also packed with fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. And most importantly, they are gut-loving as they support the growth of gut microbes. 

Here's the recipe for Berrylicious Unicorn Bites!

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  • 1-1/2 cups unsulfured shredded coconut (reserve 1/2 cup for coating)
  • 1 cup rolled oats or quick oats
  • 2 scoops Genuine Health's fermented organic gut superfoods kids
  • 8-10 medjol dates, pitted
  • 1 cup blackberries, fresh
  • Optional: 1 tbsp coconut butter, (warmed)
  1. Place 1 cup of shredded coconut and oats into food processor. Blend until combined and the oats are a finer texture, (but not into a flour texture).
  2. Add dates, fermented organic gut superfoods powder and blackberries to the food processor. Add coconut butter if using. Warm it up in a pot before adding to help it blend easier. Blend until smooth.
  3. Roll into 1 inch balls and coat some or all of them with shredded coconut. If they are not rolling easily, put them in the fridge because they may be easier to roll when chilled.
  4. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate for up to 5 days. Freeze for up to 3 months in an airtight container.


Makes 22, 1 inch balls.
*You could make these with frozen blackberries but it will change the texture and you may need to add more coconut flakes and oats.
If you have trouble getting them roll if they are too dry, add another date or 2.

I'm absolutely thrilled and joyous about this partnership! Everything you want to know about this wonderful kids line can be found here. And I've got something else up my sleeve called Little Food Lovers launching in June - which is just around the corner. You can sign up to be the first to know when this free ebook series launches here. 


Any questions, please ask below!

Joy xo

Ellen   •   April 4, 2019

What would be a substitute for the GH superfood? Could I sub almond flour and how much? They look so good.

Joy McCarthy   •   April 4, 2019

Raluca   •   April 4, 2019

Please, please, pretty please convince Genuine Health to sell their products (all of them would be GREAT or at least the ones you use for kids, of course 😍😁 ) also on with Belgium as one of the destinations. It’s almost impossible to find get or even find their produce on sites that deliver in Belgium and if you do, the transportation costs are huge. I wanna try them and I’m sure they are great, cause you’re using them and I trust you. So pretty please, Joy dear, do some magic and help some souls from another continent get some good extra stuff into their diet! 😁 Thank you! Love you! Big hug! 🤗😘🌷

Joy McCarthy   •   April 5, 2019
Raluca   •   April 5, 2019
Joy McCarthy   •   April 6, 2019

Kim   •   April 4, 2019

How much adult gut superfood would you use for these?

Joy McCarthy   •   April 5, 2019

Grace Y.   •   April 4, 2019

Do you have gut superfoods adult? I really struggle with IBS.

Joy McCarthy   •   April 5, 2019

Christina   •   April 4, 2019

Hi Joy! Could we add bluberries instead of the blackberries? Or maybe both? Thank you!

Joy McCarthy   •   April 5, 2019

Vesna   •   April 6, 2019

Hi there, My son has a peanut and cashew allergy, I find it’s hard to find things such as almond butters or even coconut oils that don’t say “may contain”...any tips?


Vesna   •   April 7, 2019

My son has a peanut and cashew allergy, I have a hard time finding almond butters and coconut oils that don’t say “may contain..” any tips?

Joy McCarthy   •   April 8, 2019

Mandy   •   April 9, 2019

Hi Joy! I absolutely love your philosophy and tips you share about children’s health. I have been following along with my daughter and she is (so far) an adventurous eater and very healthy. I wondered if you had a suggestion for supplements for toddlers under 3?

Joy McCarthy   •   April 10, 2019

Donna Sherwood   •   April 11, 2019

Okay . . . I am new to the health scene. What is gut superfood? Is this something I can get through Genuine Health (GH)? I would love to make these for myself. 😊

Joy McCarthy   •   April 11, 2019

Donna Sherwood   •   April 11, 2019

Thank you, Joy!


Deanne   •   May 26, 2019

Do you have a suggestion for replacing the coconut? My daughter is unable to eat shredded coconut. The oil is done.

Joy McCarthy   •   May 27, 2019

Janet   •   August 3, 2019

Oh Joy these were so easy to make but because of preferences in this house, I had to change a few things. Swapped out oatmeal for organic puffed brown rice and strawberries instead of blackberries. Tasted great...however, they looked like raw meatballs because they were so red!😜 Nothing s little drizzle of melted dark chocolate couldn’t fix. The chocolate helped convince my non healthy eaters to try them. Keep the kid friendly recipes coming!! Janet

Joy McCarthy   •   August 3, 2019

dorinda   •   August 9, 2019

can you replace the oats with something else??

Joy McCarthy   •   August 12, 2019

Patricia   •   April 11, 2020

Hi, thanks for all the great information. Do you give your child all 3 supplements for kids?

Joy McCarthy   •   April 11, 2020

alice   •   February 3, 2024

In the Unicorn bites, what could I substitute oats with? My little man is sensitive to oat, dairy and gluten etc etc!! Would flax or something like it be a good alternative? Thank you!

Joy McCarthy   •   February 6, 2024

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