Keep your cravings at bay and snack on these health treats between meals. It only takes a couple to keep you full for hours! We do have to make a disclaimer about these, and it is that you need to use dried fruit that is free of sulfur dioxide. Most dried fruit varieties that contain sulfur dioxide also have added sugars. Use regular dried fruit that is free of preservatives, added, sugars, and sulfur for this raw vegan snack.
The way to identify the dried fruit varieties that have sulfur dioxide from the ones that don’t is in the coloration. Dried apricots that contain sulfur dioxide, for example, are very orange and plump. They are very sweet because they contain added sugars. Compare the look of those to the unsulfured variety that looks brown and is much thinner. They are also much chewier and less plump. Preservatives are used to make dried fruit look like the fruit in its original state prior to the dehydration process. Although these varieties may appeal to you, they are not healthy and you should avoid them, especially if you are cleansing.
- Prep Time:10m
- Total Time:10m
- 1/2 c raw almonds
- 1/2 c raw walnuts
- 1/2 c dried figs (no sulfur dioxide)
- 1/2 c pitted dates (no sulfur dioxide)
- 2 tbsp. goji berries
- 1/2 c dried apricot (no sulfur dioxide)
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 tbsp. lemon zest
- 1 tbsp. warm water
- Add the almonds, walnuts, figs, dated, and goji berries to a food processor and blend until a sticky paste forms.
- Pour in the remaining ingredients and blend until the mixture becomes clumpy.
- Remove the lid of the processor and begin forming bite-size balls with your hands.
- Place the balls in an airtight container lined with parchment paper and store them in the fridge to keep them fresh for up to one month. Enjoy!