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.
Blend till very smooth but still with some texture. Roll into balls and devour these decedent treats! 😋
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!!
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.
Prep and making 10 minutes
What you will need:
juice of 1 lemon
zest of 1 lemon or 1 drop lemon essential oil
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)
How to make it:
place all the ingredients in to a food processor and squeeze the juice over and zest the lemon rind
blitz it all up till a ball forms
make 12-14 small balls
roll the balls in either hemp seeds or coconut
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.
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 carob powder and change the lemon to orange for ‘Jaffa Bites’.