It is a sweet sublime pleasure to continue experimenting with food and recipes. Working with your hands, imagination, the sense of smell tastes and optics. Never fails to enrich your soul, like music, like literature, like growing plants, like creating art.
Enough said. I was looking for something to take for my sister as I went to visit her in NY. It had to be decedent yet healthy and energy rich for a avid runner. My inspiration and base recipe come from Lili’s Spirulina energy balls…..just minus the Spirulina. Thank you Lili.
Make these….they travel well, refrigerate well and freeze well ( if you don’t finish them first)
The measurements are listed here for reference, but I usually just add and subtract to get the right consistency. I also like to soak the nuts – soaking will break down the phytic acid and help digest the nuts. Use all organic ingredients to get the best nutrition out of this.
Here is what you need:
- 1 and 1/2 cup walnuts ( soaked for a few hours and drained )
- 1 cup dried Apricots ( chopped)
- 7-8 Mehjool dates ( pitted ad chopped)
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 tbsp coconut nectar ( or raw honey)
- 2 tbsp raw cacao pwd
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp Almond meal
- 1tsp Maca pwd ( optional if you don’t have it)
- Extra coconut flakes and Almond meal for rolling
Putting it together:
Could not be simpler. Grind the ingredients using a good food processor until everything comes together in a coarse paste.
Roll the balls with moist hands and then cover with coconut flakes and almond meal you reserved for rolling.
Set in the fridge for an hour.
Snack, dessert, workout food, breakfast??