As I mentioned in one of my previous post (Energising green smoothie), you can get from superfoods so many nutrients, but make sure you have them raw.
My kids are in all kinds of sports. Dance, karate, ski, swimming… sometimes they just have to have food when they come back! :-) To make sure they just don’t grab any unhealthy food (because even though I do my best to have an healthy diet, I’m like most of you, I buy JUNK food! :-) Not a lot but I might have a bag of cookies hanging around that I try to put away, but they always manage to find their way to it when they’re hungry!)
In these bites, other than the maca and lucuma powder, that was in that post, you have:
- The Goji berries. They are antioxidant, packed with vitamin C and beta-caroten and it strengthen the immune system.
- The carob powder. The seed detoxifies the body and is good for the immune system. Good source of fibre, phosphorus and magnesium. It can replace cocoa but without the caffein.
- Mesquite powder. High source of fibre, magnesium, potassium, iron and zinc.
I just went through these one really quickly, but it would take more than a post to talk about all the benefits of all these superfoods.
Preparation time: 15 minutes + 2hrs soaking time
- 1 1/2 cup (375ml) of soaked and pitted dates
- 1/4 cup (62.5ml) of organic sunflower butter
- 1/2 cup (125ml) of dried organic Goji berries
- 1 cup (250ml) of chopped raw almonds
- 1/2 cup (125ml) of organic 70% dark chocolate chunks
- 1 tbsp. (15ml) of lucuma powder
- 1 tbsp. (15ml) of carob powder
- 1 tbsp. (15ml) of mesquite powder
- 1 tbsp. (15ml) of raw maca powder
- Organic shredded coconut
- Organic hemp seeds
- Organic sesame seeds
- Soak your dates and your Gogi berries for about 2 hours. It all depends how dry your fruits are. It’s just to rehydrate them a bit. (Save some of the water from the berries for later)
- In the food processor put the dates, the Goji berries, sunflower butter, the almonds, the chocolate chunks, the lucuma, the carob, the mesquite and the maca powder. Pulse it until you get almost like a batter texture. You may need to scape the sides and maybe add some of the water you saved earlier maybe 1 tbsp. (15ml), not too much, you still want to be able to roll them.
- Prepare 3 separate plates with the coconut, hemp seeds and sesame seeds. These are my suggestions but if you prefer something else to roll your bites in, it really is to your taste.
- Take about 2 tbsp. (30ml) at the time and make little balls, maybe like golf balls, then roll them in your plates to cover them.
- You can easily keep them for a week.
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