Anyways… jokes fit for a primary school student aside, these balls are really good. Not only is the nutty texture smoother than any other ball you have ever had but they are so yummy and delicious you will think you are eating something naughtier than smooshed fruit and nuts.
Now this recipe isn’t rocket science, it is one of the most basic recipes out there – they key is all in the preperation. None of that careless shoving in the food processor and hoping for the best. The balls are made with love and care which comes out in an abundance of amazingness.
These are great for a healthy snack – take these to work in a container and keep them in the fridge for when the evil vendo-machine calls!
Medjool dates are natures caramel, which is great for fighting sugar cravings. Not only are they the queen of all dates they are extremely high in B vitamin which help with the metabolism of food and the formation of new blood cells. They are also an excellent source of vitamins K and A and minerals such as potassium, copper, manganese, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, iron and zinc complete the mineral profile. These are all wonderful for digestion which means lovely skin and hair!
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 1 cup raw cashew nuts
- 2 cups soft Medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped
- ¼ cup of water
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, in liquid form
- 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla paste
- To decorate: ½ cup non sweetened shredded coconut (I pulsed mine in the blender to make a bit smaller)
- In a blender, process the nuts until you get a flour – you want it fine don’t process it into a butter. Leave some chunks for texture if you wish! Put in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
- In the same blender, put the remaining ingredients except for the coconut oil and process until you have a smooth date paste.
- Add the coconut oil and pulse a couple times until incorporated – don’t process too much else the mixture can split.
- Add the date paste to the nut flour and mix well.
- Shape into balls and roll in coconut to finish.
- Set overnight in the fridge.