It's summer time, and it's time to turn off that oven and cool down with some cookie dough balls. These lemony "flavour bombs" marry health and decadence...and the best part? They are nourishing, energizing and scrumptious (without cramping your style with processed sugar, dairy, and gluten).
This recipe makes approximately 20–ish balls.
2 cups almonds and/or cashews, or 2 cups almond/cashew pulp (see Chaga Chocolate Milk recipe)
12–15 dates, pitted
3 cups Truly Detox Tea, chilled (or your favourite minty herbal tea blend)
5–6 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 tsp vanilla powder
1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes and/or hemp seeds
pinches of pink salt to taste
the juice and zest of 1–2 lemons
To make 3 cups of Truly Detox Tea, add 3 tablespoons of the Truly Detox Tea blend into a large tea ball or tea strainer and add it to a pot of 3 cups boiling water.
Let it steep for at least 30 minutes and remove the tea leaves.
If you do not have a tea strainer, use the edge of a pot lid to trap the leaves in the pot (while pouring the liquid into a bowl).
Divide the tea into equal parts and into two bowls and place the whole almonds and cashews (or pulp) in one bowl, and the dates in the other bowl. Let soak for 30 - 45 minutes to soften.
Place the dates (with tea), vanilla powder, pinches of salt, and the juice of 1–2 lemon/s into a blender and mix into a paste.
Blend in the almonds and cashews (with tea), the coconut oil and the coconut flour, to thicken up the mixture.
Using your hands, roll the mixture into small balls and continue to roll them in a small bowl full of coconut flakes and hemp seeds, until they are evenly coated.
Sprinkle lemon zest on the tops of the balls. You may also want to experiment rolling them in cocoa nibs, goji berries and even edible flowers.
Store them in a sealed container in the freezer until ready to serve.
These energy balls are a great base for playing around with and adding other super foods to. You may also want to try adding either maca, cinnamon, cacao, lucuma powder, goji berries or our new blueberry powder! The possibilities are endless.