I am constantly ashtonished by the skill of some bloggers out there. Especially the raw food types who seem to turn everyday cravings into healthy works of art.
Take Karolina Eleonora from The Raw Dessert Kitchen, who manages to make Raw Dessert Pizza, or Banana Split, or these super simple Balls of Steel look insanely yummy and edible. Even for people like you and me, who are’t 100% raw, but have a keen interest in adding more raw food to our weekly menu.
So, for this week’s Raw Meal Monday, may I introduce you to Balls of Steel – Karolina style.
Here’s the visual…
And here’s what you need…
• 60 g or 0.5 cup shredded Cacao butter
• 1 cup Dates (pitted but not soaked)
• 1 cup hulled Hemp seeds
• 2 pinches of Himalayan salt
• 1/4 teaspoon real Vanilla
• 5 tablespoons raw Cacao powder
• 1 tablespoon Maca
• 3 tablespoons Lucuma*
And here’s what Karolina suggest you do…
Slowly melt the Cacao butter in a water bath. Meanwhile pit the dates. Combine the melted Cacao butter with the Hemp seeds and make a paste in your food processor. Add the dates and process. Add the rest of the ingredients and process until incorporated. Form into balls and roll them in shredded coconut. These are best enjoyed well chilled!
While the ingredients may be a little harder to get your hands on, than say, regular chocolate balls, once you’ve tracked them down the method of putting these delicious morsels together is super simple. And best of all, the result is incredibly tasty. Try it and see.
*Lucuma (said Loo-Koo-Mah) is a tropical fruit found in South America. As it’s not found here in Australia, look for the powered version at your health good store to add sweetness to your desserts without the calories of sugar. It tastes a little like caramel. If it’s too hard to find, you could switch it out for Agave Nectar instead.