Hi guys! I’ve been a bit MIA lately, sorry! I’m just so occupied with my new way of eating and living that I forget the most fun part: writing about it and reading your lovely comments and ideas. Plus, I got sick (totally unrelated to the new diet, I promise!). And my computer has been a little bitch to me (still is, I don’t know what’s up with it lately). I know I promised to give you all the recipes of the delicious foods I’ve been showing you on Instagram and I’m planning to post them all.
The last couple of weeks, my oldest friend who I literally know since I was born came over on fridays and because we are both very interested in food, nutrition and baking, it soon became a mission to make some awesome vegan (for her) and yeast- and refined sugarfree (for me) sweet snacks. So far we made a weird carrotcake, really good bananabread and my latest addiction: coconut lemon bliss balls.
No actual baking involved, so you don’t even need an oven to make these. You might need a blender. We tried that, didn’t work. I have to admit I don’t have a very strong blender. So we scooped everything out of the blender into another bowl and started mixing ourselves. Yeah. It was a mess.
You will need:
about 2 cups shredded coconut +some extra
½ cup almonds or walnuts (we used both)
2-3 tbsp honey or other sweet syrup (we used apple syrup because: vegan)
2 tbsp coconut oil
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
So we made the mistake of putting everything in the blender at first. If you’ve got a good blender, this may well work. I don’t know, my experience with blenders is limited since I just have one and am afraid to break it. I’m so happy with it though! All those smoothies! I mostly eat fruit nowadays because of it.
So we made it into a good dough by adding oats, which makes it no longer paleo, but so be it. You can choose to add them or not, but with us it made the dough a lot more firm so we could roll the balls without them falling apart. So. Make balls. Roll them around in some extra coconut to give them a little more spark. Put them in the fridge for at least half an hour. Enjoy! And please let me know what you think!