Monday, 4 February 2013

FEED ME MONDAYS – The Ballin’ Edition

This week I’m talking balls. Healthy, tasty, satisfying, dense and oh so nutritious. I pack these babies when I’m invited to dinner or a function, as a gift or just when my darlings request them. These are blissfully simple and one of the yummiest guilt free treats around.

I’m referring to Raw Carrot Cake Balls.  This recipe was brought to my attention by my dear friend Jennifer Birkhead (who will no doubt feature as a guest post-er in the coming weeks so please keep your eyes peeled and get ready to soak up some brilliant wisdom!). Jen can be found over at Vivid Health and Fitness where she practices what she preaches and is on a mission to spread the message of healthy living to everyone who’ll listen!

So delve into your kitchen cupboards, grab your food processor, borrow some carrots from ole mate Bugs Bunny and get on it!

Raw Carrot Cake Balls
1 cup almonds
½ cup walnuts
¼ cup pecans
6 medjool dates (pitted)
¼ cup raisins
1 tspn coconut oil
¼ cup shredded coconut
2 large carrots (roughly chopped)
1 Tbspn ground flaxseed
1 tspn cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg

Combine all of these ingredients in a good high speed processor. The mixture should be reasonably crumbly and then can be moistened when squeezed. Form the mixture into small balls and you can dust these in extra cinnamon, or roll them in additional shredded coconut – up to you darlings!

Hope you enjoy this yummy, tasty treat and have had a wonderful start to your week. Make a batch and share the love with family, friends, colleagues or strangers for an extra special karmic bonus.

Blessings from my orange stained hands x

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