I just made these raw superherb goodie balls, and they contain some pretty awesome things. Highly antioxidant and adrenal tonifying schisandra berry for one.
Anti-inflammatory turmeric and crushed hazelnuts to make the yellow coating you see on some of them.
Protein-rich maca root, deeply nourishing raw coconut oil, adaptogenic withania and about half a dozen other superfoods - both known and unknown to the masses. Oh and they taste delicious to boot!
I'll be giving these to the lucky people who are booked in to my "Raw Done Right" seminar tomorrow at Helensvale Library. With Spring coming many people get keen to incorporate more raw foods into their diets. I run regular free, informative talks on a variety of nutrition and health topics. Tomorrow's talk is all about how to avoid the mishaps of "going raw" and squeeze the best out of the raw food movement!
But first, the recipe.
2 cups pesticide-free almonds, soaked in water for 20 minutes
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup desicated coconut
2 tablespoons raw organic coconut oil (I love Coconut Magic organic coconut oil)
2 cups pitted Iranian dates, soaked in warm water for 5 minutes
2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
1 tablespoon maca powder
1/2 tablespoon withania powder
Blend all ingredients together in a high powered food processor under combined. Make sure there's still some texture left to keep it interesting!
Shape mixture into balls.
For the coatings, you can roll the balls in any number of things. I used the following:
organic turmeric powder + crushed hazelnuts
white sesame seeds
raw cacao powder + schisandra powder
Makes around 20 superherb balls. The herbs used in this recipe are some of the most incredible medicines available to us, yet aren't all that well-known in health circles. Goji berries, cacao and maca are great but they have a fraction of the therapeutic goodness and antioxidant power as some of the lesser known herbs I've used in these balls. When it comes to wellbeing there is always more to learn!