>I’ve had raw food on my mind lately….probably beause I’ve been trying to kick white sugar. When I think of desserts, I think of Celine because she has the first vegan blog I started reading-and because her desserts are amazing. This weekend; I made my own version of her Raw-uhm-Balls. I’m not the biggest fan of figs; but I was going to buy some anyways…then the husband reminded me that I’ve committed not to buying ingredients just because a recipe calls for them when I have things I can easily use at home. Darn that husband.
Here’s what I did…
(makes 14 balls)
3/4 c raw sunflower seeds
1/4 c raw pumpkin seeds
2 T raw almonds
1 T +1t cocoa powder
2T raw coconut oil
4T raw agave
1 c dates, chopped as small as you can (1/3lb fresh, before being pitted)
9 dried apricots, chopped in small pieces
1/2c dry coconut shreds, unsweetened
You need a large (at least 6 cups) food processor for this; or you will need to half this recipe.
Food process the coconut shreds to powder. Pour into a bowl and set aside. Do not rinse out the food processor.
Pulse sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and almonds until they’re dust. Add cocoa powder and pulse a few more times. Add remaining ingredients (besides coconut powder) and pulse until well combined.
Scoop out mixture with a tablespoon (rounded off), form balls and roll in coconut powder. Refrigerate and enjoy. I’m having one for breakfast with my smoothie today!