Chia cacao date balls | RV DF GF RSF PALEO

Yet another variation on date balls.

This particular one is raw vegan as well as gluten-free, dairy-free & refined sugar free.

This recipe I have specified where most ingredients are from as I want to spread the message that these are readily accessible (in your supermarket) ingredients.

As usual, quantities are rough so I always recommend you try the mixture once blended & decide if you feel it needs more of anything!

INGREDIENTS
15 medjool dates (from Aldi)
1 tablespoon tahini (Mayver’s brand; from Woolworths)
2 tablespoons almond butter (Macro brand from Woolworths)
1 tablespoon LSA (from Woolworths) or can substitute with almond meal
2 tablespoons chia seeds (The Chia Co brand from Woolworths)
4 tablespoons organic coconut water (from Woolworths)
1/2 cup desiccated coconut (from Aldi)
1/4 cup cacao (purchased at Health Food Shop but you could substitute for cocoa if required but note you will lost some health benefits)

METHOD
1. Put the chia seeds in coconut water, stir a bit & let it sit for 5-10 minutes. It will turn into a ‘gel’ texture.
2. Pit dates
3. Throw all ingredients (except dedicated coconut) into a food processor, blend until well combined.
4. Taste test – if you’re not happy with any elements, now is your chance to add!
5. Scoop out all the mixture & put into glad wrap then throw into the fridge – this is purely to make them easier to roll & is not vital but will make your life easier!
6. After an hour in the fridge, take them out, roll into balls then roll in desiccated coconut. Place on baking paper to prevent from sticking.

Eat, snack on, share!

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Black Tahini & white mulberry slice | VEGAN PALEO

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Similar to a lot of my recipes, this came about by wanting to use 2 particular ingredients. I thoroughly enjoyed them & my 2 year old devoured 4 of them in a row. They may look a little prettier using white tahini, but tasted so good!

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup dried white mulberries (I bought mine from Honest to Goodness at Orange Grove Markets in Lilyfield, Sydney)
2 tbspns chia seeds
1 tbspn almond meal
3 tbspns black tahini (I bought Mayvers brand which is available at Coles)
1 tbspn coconut oil
2 dates

METHOD
1. Take the stones out of the dates
2. Throw all ingredients in a food processor until well combined.
3. Line a container w baking paper.
4. Press the mixture into the container & pop in the freezer for 1 hour
5. Remove from container & cut into slices
**keep refrigerated, especially in the Sydney summer!

If anyone knows or remembers ‘Sesame Snaps’, they taste exactly like them, but much healthier.

Peace, love & happiness to you & your families x

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