- 1/2 cup of organic activated almonds (alternatively soak raw almonds overnight)
- 1/2 cup of organic activated walnuts (don’t stress if they’re not activated)
- 1 cup of pitted organic dates
- 1 tablespoon of organic coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons raw organic cacao powder
- 3 drops of certified organic food grade peppermint essential oil
- 1 tablespoon organic maca powder (optional)
- 1 tablespoon organic bee pollen (optional)
- 1 teaspoon of powdered organic spirulina (optional)
- 1/2 cup of organic desiccated coconut (to roll the balls in at the end)
- Soak the nuts as required (overnight), drain and rinse in the morning
- Blend the nuts in your thermomix or food processor for 1 minute
- Add the dates and blend until smooth, 30 seconds – 1 minute
- Add coconut oil, cacao powder & any of the superfood powders, blend 10-20 seconds
- Roll the mixture into balls and cover with desiccated coconut
- Store in a (glass) jar in the fridge
- I have been known to include more than 3 drops of peppermint essential oil… please remember that not all brands of essential oils are created equal. I recommend Bare Oils, USDA certified organic and food-grade.
- What does activated mean? It means the nuts have been soaked for the period of time they need to be soaked and then dehydrated (I do this in big batches, filling up my 9 tray Excalibur Dehydrator). I then keep the nuts in the fridge. Why the fridge? Because once I saw mould grow all through my almond jar…. not nice
- If you don’t have almonds and walnuts, use any nuts. Some are more oily than others! If you use macadamia nuts you may not need to include the coconut oil. Macadamia nuts are very oily!
- You can throw in some seeds too if you like – play around with the recipe
- You could use orange oil instead of peppermint oil.
- If you don’t want to get your hands dirty, pour the entire mixture into a cake tin, pat it down so it’s flat, cover the tray with alfoil and pop in the fridge to set (see if you can last 20 minutes). Then cut off a slice when it suits you.
- Delicious and reasonably healthy!