Raw Meal Monday: Date & Almond Delicacy

I’m not really much of a sweet tooth. My husband on the other hand, well, he’s probably got his nose in the dark chocolate block right now. That said, I do enjoy a little slice of something sweet from time-to-time (especially at that time of the month).

So, in an effort to make something healthy, but sweet and packed with flavour, I embarked on creating these moorish treats. Time out of day: 15 minutes. Not bad!

Here’s what you’ll need:

1/2 x cup of almonds soaked overnight
1/2 x cup of Brazil nuts soaked with their mate, Almond
2 x cups of pitted dates soaked for 2 hours
1/2 x cup water or coconut water
2 x cups of coconut flesh
1 x handful of sesame seeds
1 x handful of any other seeds you have lying around (optional)

And here’s what you need to do…

1. Place almonds, Brazil nuts and half the dates in a blender or food processor and whiz.
2. Add coconut flesh and blend a little more.
3. Place mixture into a slice tin or plastic container and push down so it’s firmly packed.
4. Blend remaining dates with water or coconut water so that they form a liquidy icing and place on top of nut mixture.
5. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and random other seeds, and place in fridge for a few hours to firm up.
6. Enjoy with a cup of Rooibos tea (made with soy milk and a dash of honey).

Here’s a visual of mine still in its container ‘firming up’…

*After picture was taken I couldn’t help but try it. Oh. Em. Gee. Flavour bomb in my mouth. This is clearly a winner!

Stay Happy,

Yaz x

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3 comments

  1. Annette @ Wellness WA · February 20, 2012

    This looks / sounds sooo yummy. Quick qu though, where can you get ‘coconut flesh’ from? Do you have to dig it out of the coconut yourself? x

    • Yaz Trollope · February 21, 2012

      Hi Annette, I buy the baby coconuts for their water and then scoop out the flesh from the centre. If that sounds too hard, desiccated coconut will do the trick. It’s just not as fresh.

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