You know I am all about those weekly healthy treats...and here is another delicious recipe for you to try. These apricot and cashew raw balls are from week 1 of the Mind & Body Transformation. If you are interested in the transformation, I have put together week 1 to offer out for free, click here to download the free guide.
These apricot and cashew balls are by far the best energy/raw balls I have ever tasted! Better than the chocolate and carrot cake raw ball recipes that I posted a few months back! I think what makes them taste so amazing is that I roasted the nuts before blending them, makes SUCH a big difference to the taste....oh does this mean I can't call them 'raw balls'?? (hehe).
You can totally use raw nuts if you want to keep it raw. If you do not have a processor to blend the nuts then just use 2 cups of ground almonds in replace of.
Apricot and Cashew Raw Balls
1 cup of roasted almonds
1 cup of roasted cashews
1 cup of organic apricots
½ cup of dates
2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp of sea or Himalayan salt
¼ cup desiccated coconut.
If your almonds and cashews are raw roast them in the oven at 170 degrees for 10 minutes or until golden. Watch them carefully that they do not burn.
Place the dates and apricots into a bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave to soften for 5 minutes then drain all the water out. This makes them easier to blend.
Place the cashews, almonds and salt in a blender or food processor and blend into fine crumbs.
Add the dates, apricots, coconut oil and vanilla to the blender or food processor and blend into a paste.
Pour the desiccated coconut into a medium sized bowl. Take a tablespoon of mixture roll it into a ball and coat it in the desiccated coconut.
Leave the balls in the freezer to set for an hour.
Store in the fridge or freezer.
Makes approx 15 balls