Anyone that knows me , knows that I love to snack. All the time…. So these little balls of joy are just perfect for me. I love to have a healthy sweet treat in the evenings and these are delicious, quick and easy.
Why Carob? Carob is a powerful superfood, it is a reddish-brown edible pod grown on the Carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua). Carob powder is an extremely versatile superfood product that posseses a wonderfully sweet flavour and can be used as a healthly alternative to sugar and artificial sweeteners. Its chocolate like taste means that it can be used in the same way as organic cacao powder. It is dried using extremely low temperatures, organic carob powder has amazing nutrients, including Vitamins ( A, B1,B2 ,B3 and D), minerals (calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, manganese and potassium) antioxidants, fibre and protein. Carob is also high calcium and iron. Carob beans, are dried and ground into organic carob powder that can be used as an alternative to organic cacao powder as it does not contain caffeine.
1/2 cup macadamias
3/4 cup cashews
2Tbls Coconut oil
1 Cup dates
2Tblsp Carob Powder
1/2 cup of Goiji berries
sprinkle of Hemp seeds
1/2 Cup Dehydrated buckwheat (optional)
Melt coconut oil in a pot add chopped dates until they slighty soften.
Add the nuts, dates and oil to blender and blend until smooth(can have some chuncky nuts if you like). Put into mixing bowl , add goijis, carob, hemp seeds and buckwheat and mix until well combined. Roll into balls and set in the fridge!
Enjoy with a cup of peppermint tea and your favourite song! (O: Yum!