What if I told you my seven year old could make you a delicious, healthy, raw dessert with only 4 primary ingredients in about 5 minutes? Sound too good to be true?? Welcome to the world of RAW!
For those of you who don't know, raw foods are defined as foods in their purest state -- organic (preferably) and unaltered by heat, chemicals, stabilizers, preservatives, colorings, additives, etc. Natural enzymes are destroyed at 118 degress Farhenheit, so "Raw Foodies" prefer to stay in the 100 degree range for food preparation. This is often accomplished by the use of a dehydrator.
A friend of mine has recently inspired me to pull out my raw recipe book again and get creative! In addition to eliminating ALL refined sugar in my diet, I'm intentionally adding lots of smoothies, salads, and raw veggie snacks. BUT, my sweet tooth aches if I don't have a little something in the mix to sweeten the pot.
Enter my daughter, Avi. She was bound and determined to make something tasty yesterday afternoon, but I already had meatloaf in the oven -- so she had to fix something that did not require baking. Not a problem ... I just whipped out my RAW recipes! Dessert!
You'll need a mixing bowl and spoon, measuring cups, and the following ingredients:
Tahini (look for organic)
Honey (preferably raw)
Carob or Cocoa powder
You can also add any of your favorite chopped nuts, shredded coconut, etc.
Begin by pouring 1/3 cup tahini into the bowl.
Then add 1/4 cup honey.
Add 1/8 cup cocoa powder OR 1/4 cup carob powder.
Add a pinch of salt and any add-ins you like. We had some pre-soaked and dehydrated salty sunflower seeds on hand.
Mix it all together and roll into balls.
Place in the freezer until ready to serve!
Feel free to get creative with these! They are yummy, healthy, and even a seven year old can do it! :-)
Until next time,