Chocless hazelnut fudge balls!

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Ingredients:

1 cup raw hazelnuts
1/2 cup raw buckwheat
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup linseeds
12 pitted dates soaked
1/4 cup carob powder
1 tbs mesquite powder

Add more dates to get the right consistency depending on how fresh your dates are.

Method:

Blend till very smooth but still with some texture. Roll into balls and devour these decedent treats! ūüėč

Carob is an evergreen flowering shrub. The powder can be ground down without any heating or processing like cacao. It’s also less of a stimulant and is better for those with #adrenalfatigue as it will not affect your hormone levels like #cacaco can as its caffeine free yay! It’s high in vitamin E and magnesium, potassium and minerals and can help with digestion too. It’s high in protein like most plant based nutrients and has an earthy sweet taste that I find more palatable since breaking my cacao addiction 6 months ago. It’s lovely on chopped bananas or in a smoothie. Like all foods like this it’s a sometimes food! If you have allergies to garlic, onions or phenols steer clear as it contains tannins that are rich in gallic acid.
But gallic acid provides anti-allergic, antiseptic and anti-bacterial benefits. Don’t worry it doesn’t taste like garlic ha!!

Lemon and Seed Fudge Bites.

These bites of goodness are great for school lunch boxes and they have no nuts in them . They are great for parties and everyday snacks. The kids love them and they are full of protein, good fats, high in omega-3,  vitamin C and vitamin E and a great anti-inflammatory snack.

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  • Makes 12-14
  • Prep and making 10 minutes

What you will need:

  • juice of 1 lemon
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut -plus extra for rolling
  • 1/2 cup pumpin seed meal (or just seeds)
  • 1/4 hemp seeds -plus extra for rolling
  • 6 pitted dates soaked
  • vanilla seed or a good vanilla extract (optional)

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How to make it:

  1. place all the ingredients in to a food processor and squeeze the juice over and zest the lemon rind
  2. blitz it all up till a ball forms
  3. make 12-14 small balls
  4. roll the balls in either hemp seeds or coconut
  5. store in the fridge to firm up to give the fudge texture

They will keep in the fridge for 1 week or freeze well for 1 month.

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Tip: add the balls in to your jar or packet of coconut and roll around for less waste.

Tip: you can add 1/4 cup of cacao powder and change the lemon to¬†orange¬†for ‘Jaffa Bites’.

Apricot, Carrot and Ginger Bliss Balls.

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What you will need:

1 cup almonds

1/4 cup fine grated carrot or carrot juice pulp

1 cup soaked and drained sulphur free organic apricots

1 cup desiccated coconut plus extra to roll

1 tsp grated fresh ginger

1/2 tsp ginger powder

1 tsp mesquite powder

How to make them:

  1. put all the ingredients into the food processor and blitz until the almonds have been broken up but not too smooth as the texture works well with the apricots.
  2. form into small balls or logs and roll in descicated coconut or almond meal.
  3. store in a jar in the fridge for 1 week or freeze in containers for 1 month.

Enjoy making them your own!