Coconut and Blueberry Balls

by Vashte on July 12, 2013

-raw – vegan – alkaline – 100% natural – wholefood – sweet snack – power balls – paleo- Gluten Free

-DELICIOUS-

Vashte's Proteins Balls

I am often asked what foods I eat – which is why I post my pics and some recipes :) Healthy food made fun, and more importantly –FAST and easy. Life is too exciting to be stuck in the kitchen cooking!! I would rather be sitting at the table being served!!! – However, I am rather particular about the foods I choose to put in my mouth these days. Reason being- there is just so much non-food out there! And that non-food is a major cause of physical and mental illness, in my opinion. Soooo here is an easy delight you can whip up in a matter of minutes to enjoy without guilt, condemnation or shame. Emotions too many people appear to experience after eating foods they think they like. So stop eating that non-food and start making some of my recipes so you can lighten up emotionally and physically..and have fun doing it!!!  Click HERE to start checking them out!!!

As opposed to filling your amazing body with non-foods (definition in Vashte-land = stuff ‘they’ throw together made from cheap ‘ingredients’ such as flour, water, preservatives, pesticides, sugar, artificial sweetener therefore labelled  ‘fat-free’ so made almost entirely from sugar- see my previous post for thoughts on that; artificial colours to make it look pretty, poor quality toxic fats…the list goes on and on and on and on) better to eat the cardboard box your non-food comes in as it probably contains more nutrients and is easier for your body to digest . In all seriousness.

My balls  are stuffed with nuts. We’re all nuts in here! And seeds. I use any dried fruit I have in the cupboard, and as with all my recipes- play! Add a bit, reduce a bit, tweak a bit! No rules kiddos! Have some fun! The foods we eat contain more than enough sugar so dont add any!! This is a sweet recipe- taste as you go and add flavours as you require them! Make them suit your palette! Children love these too – better still- get them to help you out! Teach your children how to be creative in the kitchen!! There is an idea! WoopWoop!

Here is what my mixture looked like once I have smashed it all up in the blender. Use any blender- I use the Vitamix or Magic Bullet. For these I used the Magic Bullet as it is easier to get the mess out of the bullet! And there is less mess to clean:

Vashte's Protein Balls-mixture

Expect to get messy! This is why the kids dig it!! Messy hands they get to lick off after- that was always my favorite part :) Still is!! I guess that’s why I do love the raw stuff- to me the mixture has always tasted better before cooking than after it was all cooked up! So here’s the go for this treat!

What You Need:

Always use organic where you can :) Sooo much better for you and activate everything before you make them- just soak your nuts and seeds in filtered water for 6-12 hours prior to preparing. It releases the enzymes so your body can digest and access the nutrients easier. Be kind to your body. It loves you-

  • 1/2 Cup Brasil Nuts
  • 3/4 C Walnuts
  • 3/4 C  Linseeds
  • 3/4 C Coconut Flakes
  • 3/4 C almonds
  • 70g dried blueberries- just a packet form the supermarket- add more or less to suit you
  • If you want to sweeten-use rice bran syrup. Then you can call this recipe ‘sugar free’ , otherwise you can use honey- but thats virtually pure sugar. Its up to you.
  • Sesame Seeds for covering- toast them if you like or leave them white.

How To Make It Work:

  • Destroy all nuts!!!! haha Blend them up to make a smooth mixture. You can see from the previous picture that I didn’t quite ‘destroy’ everything. If you like a bitsy texture (as I do), leave bits in- or blend everything all up to make a veru smooth texture. Again – the ball is in your court :)
  • Add your dried fruit- whatever it is- or dont add any at all! Whatever you like pretty much works here.
  • I bind with filtered water, just a splash to make the mixture stick. I like to get my mixture quite wet so I can easily roll into balls. They will set in the fridge so long as you dont turn them into a soup. Now is the time you add sweetener if you want it. So just mix everything up, make a big mushy mess and taste as you go. Whatever the mixture tastes like is what the balls will taste like once set.
  • If you like a savoury taste, you could add a nut butter to help bind, but its not necessary as the water will do the trick well.
  • If you like a sweet treat, add your sweetener, or alternately add more of something sweet, like raisins, dates, apricots or more blueberries. :)
  • If you dont want the mixture sticking to your hand, here is a trick- wet your hands then rolls into balls. The mixture wont stick that way. Any size- bite size for kids and ladies :) Man size for the boys :)
  • Cover in sesame seeds- toasted or untoasted. I usually do a blend as I like the motley look. Or you can cover in coconut, maca powder, cacao powder, superfood powder…what takes your fancy? I dont often cover in coconut as its too messy to eat and you leave coconut everywhere. It is messy enough making these things!!

Vashtes Proteins Balls The RESULT!

Pop them in the fridge for a few hours to marinate in their flavours, then they are ready to eat. They will store for 2 weeks in the fridge or you can freeze them for later as well.

I would love to hear your versions and ideas? Please post in the comments below- and feel free to share my page with your friends!

Enjoy your weekend with healthy treats in your fridge- made fast- made easy and made fun!!!!

xx Vashte xx

 

 

 

 

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