MThe Month of december is all about go go go... shopping, meeting friends and family, doing seasonal activities such as ice skating, pantomimes, ferrying kids to christmas parties, picking teenagers up at all hours from xmas parties, cooking, cleaning, decorating ....need i go on? thought not. Here is the first of my recipe ideas that are tried and tested out in the cafe. Thought i would keep it simple with a raw no cook recipe that you can make at home with the kids or knock up in the morning for your busy day ahead. We make and sell power balls from pulp fiction and they are so simple...but if you like the sound and have no inclination to make yourself dont worry as they can be bought from us every day or why not pop over to our Made to Order Page and order a whole batch made fresh just for you.
Power balls are a perfect go to snack for those on the run, packed wit loads of energy using a base of Medjool dates and nuts then you can just add what you want, thought i would give you the run down on my christmas power balls being that time of year.
1 500g box medjool dates pitted
1 cup almonds or any other nut you have in your store cupboard
1 cup cranberries
Pinch ground clove
Pinch Ground Ginger
Grate 1/4 of a whole nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
grated rind of 1 orange
1 tsp vanilla Bean Paste
1/4 cup maple syrup
Something to roll in...coconut, chia seeds, poppyseeds, raw cacao or acaiberry powder.
Place the nuts in a processor and pulse for a minute then add everything else except the syrup and turn on processor then when it starts to get mixed drizzle in the maple until the nmixture starts to ball together, you may not need all the maple it all depends on how seet you eant them and how moist your dates are. When done remove from bowl and roll into balls that weight around 35g each and roll in your desired coating.
You will get aroun d 15 balls out of the mixture. why not bag them up and tie a ribbon around anf give as nice little i
gifts at xmas...easy for children to make with no bake but maximum satisfaction.
I love nothing than giving every little thing a purpose so i also add into my balls the nut pulp that i have left over from making my nut milks...waste not want not as my Mam used to say. If you dont make nut milk then keep tuning in as shall show you how to make it very soon x
MISS PULP xx