Why hello there my poor neglected blog. Yes it’s been a while… almost a year in fact. It’s been one hell of a year as well. A lot has happened and I have lots of stories to tell so do keep your eyes peeled.
I’m currently in the middle of a serious downgrading of possessions, kitchen ingredients included. Mealtimes are starting to get interesting that’s for sure. Knowing how much of a sweet tooth I have, especially whilst at work, I decided to have a play about after seeing various recipes online. I’m rather impressed if I’m honest, especially since I already had everything in and that there’s no cooking involved. Enjoy.
Coconut And Spirulina Bites
- 180g dates (I had dried pitted ones)
- 130g cashew nuts (but you could substitute these with any other unsalted nuts)
- 2 large tsp of coconut oil
- 3 tsp of spirulina powder
- 2 tsp of matcha tea
- unsweetened desiccated coconut (I just added a bit at a time)
Firstly soak the dates in water for at least 30 minutes. Whilst they’re soaking, blitz the cashew nuts in a food processor for about 45 seconds.
Add the remaining ingredients to the food processor, except the desiccated coconut.
Rinse the dates, add to the food processor and blitz until everything is combined and essentially resembles a large sticky ball.
Fill one bowl with water and one with the unsweetened desiccated coconut. With wet hands (it stops the mixture from sticking to you), pinch off pieces of the mixture and roll into balls (about the size of an average cherry tomato).
Roll each ball into the desiccated coconut until evenly coated.
Place on a plate and then refrigerate for at least another 30 minutes before consuming. These are best stored in an airtight container and will last about a fortnight at the most.
They’re really foolproof, vegan and best of all you can add or substitute the majority of the above ingredients with whatever you have in at the time. Next time I make these I may add different nuts, dried apricots, cacao nibs, flaxseed etc. The possibilities are endless. If you try these and you come up with any awesome combinations then please let me know.