Power House Bites

Power House Bites
I hummed eating these, and so I know they're not only yum but my body knows they're nutritious too - and of course they are, being full of nuts and seeds ;-) If you don't mind getting your hands a little dirty, these are great for quick energy, and you can take them anywhere. If I make many, I keep them in a container in the fridge but they are fine in a small bag in a lunch box.
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Cuisine: vegan, raw
Recipe type: energy snack
Serves: 50
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You need
  • 5 dates
  • ½ cup of (activated) almonds
  • ½ cup of (activated) hazelnuts
  • ½ cup of flax seeds (I used golden seeds, they taste a tad milder)
  • ½ cup of pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup of activated buckwheat (they are nice and crisp)
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • 3 tbsp black tahini (brown will do fine too)
  • zest of ½ (large) lemon, or more to taste
To do
  1. In your food processor, roughly grind the hardest nuts first: almonds and hazelnuts
  2. when rather fine, add the flax seeds and pumpkin seeds, and run machine again
  3. when all is incorporated, add buckwheat, molasses and lemon zest, mix again
  4. the tahini is the glue, so add first 2 table spoons, and see if you need more; take a table spoon of the mixture and squeeze it into a ball. If it doesn't hold together well, add some more tahini.
  5. Do taste while you are mixing, you may want more lemon zest or not. You should be able to pick up a hint of lemony tartness :-)
Nutritional Information
Serving size: 1 ball Calories: 55 Fat: 3.5gr Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 5 Sugar: 1.75 Sodium: 1mg Protein: 2gr Cholesterol: 0

 

Orange & Vanilla Cookies

Orange & Vanilla Cookies
Urgent Cookie Craving! So I baked these. Plenty to cure cravings for a week, as it makes about 60 small to medium cookies ;-)
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Cuisine: vegan
Recipe type: cookies
Serves: 60
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You need
  • 2 cups of (spelt) flour
  • ½ cup of melted coconut oil (I used deodorized oil)
  • ¾ coconut palm sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • zest of 2 oranges
  • 2 tsp vanilla paste
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 1 tsp of baking powder (aluminium free)
To do
  1. mix dry ingredients
  2. mix liquid ingredients
  3. slowly add liquid mixture to dry mixture, stirring it in with a wooden spoon
  4. it's quite OK for it to be crumbly as long as it is nicely mixed and you can form balls out of the dough
  5. pre-heat oven to 160-170C and place baking paper on oven tray
  6. take a small hand of dough and press it together, then flatten it and either transfer to baking tray, or use a cookie cutter for nice shapes
  7. place tray in oven and bake for no more than 12 minutes (they will harden up once out of the oven)
  8. after a few minutes, transfer to a rack to cool down further