I like to pick the best from different type of diets. Raw food has many delicious snacks and desserts. As this year I decided not to eat any sugar during Lent, I made 2 different versions of an easy raw energy bite, which I generally sweeten with dates. They are tasty and filling even without the dates and they will give you good fats and protein. I used cashews as a base to still give them a bit sweet under taste. If you want to add more sweetness without any sweetener use coconut butter instead of coconut cream.

Raw Turmeric energy bites!

Turmeric gives the energy bites a nice colour and has many nutritional benefits, its anti-inflammatory and also strong antioxidant.

Ingredients

  • 3 dl / 190 g of cashews (soaked for min. 30 minutes)
  • 2 dl / 65 g grated coconut
  • 0,6 dl / 60 g of coconut cream (or coconut butter)
  • 1 generous tbsp. / 15-20 g of almond butter
  • 1 generous tsp. turmeric 

Directions for Thermomix user:

Put all the ingredients to the Thermomix bowl:

  • Time: 10 seconds
  • Speed: 6

Non Thermomix user:

Put everything in the food processor and proses until its ready, you need to stop here and there to scrape down the mixture. When your satisfied with the texture, roll small balls with your hand and leave them in the fridge for at least an hour. Its actually nice to have the mixture bit chubby and not completely finely grated.

Enjoy as a snack!

Dark cacao energy bits

If you like dark and bitter chocolate go for it, it feels like you are eating 98-99% chocolate.

  • 3 dl / 190 g of cashews (soaked for min. 30 minutes)
  • 2 dl / 65 g grated coconut
  • 0,6 dl / 60 g of coconut cream (or coconut butter)
  • 30 g / 2 generous tbsp. (raw) cocoa powder 
  • 30 g / 2 very generous tbsp. raw cacao nibs

Directions fro Thermomix user:

Put all the ingredientsm except the cacao nibs to the Thermomix bowl:

  • Time: 10 seconds
  • Speed: 6

Add cacao nibs and blend:

  • Time 10 s
  • Reverse speed 3

Non Thermomix user:

Put everything in the food processor and proses until its ready, you need to stop here and there to scrape down the mixture. When your satisfied with the texture stop and add cacao nibs, mix them well with the short pulss function with your food processor. Roll small balls with your hand and leave them in the fridge for at least an hour.

Enjoy as a snack!

 

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