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Raw Superfood Slice

A creamy and satisfying raw and frozen slice which has a very high healthy fat content and is flavoured with the amazing Acai Berry Powder. This is a great grab and go snack and is just bursting with flavour and nutrition. The raw mixture when freshly made is a heavenly snack all on its own and tasting it is one of life’s pleasures.

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Extremely delicious and easy to make.

I like to activate my nuts to remove the anti-nutrients but it isn’t essential. I try to do it if l can especially for the almonds but if you are just having a small amount then you can use the raw nuts that you have.

Making the Slice:

Ingredients:

2 cups of raw activated nuts. Use a hard nut such as almonds.

1 1/2 cups raw activated cashews

1 cup of organic coconut oil

3 level tablespoons raw organic honey (Buy the best you can).

2 generous tablespoons Acai Berry Powder (This can be substituted for another Superfood powder or raw cacao).

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This powder is great in smoothies as well.

Method:

Add the almonds to the food processor (chopping blade) and process until it resembles almond meal. Add in the cashews and process. Now add in the Acai Berry Powder, honey and coconut oil (soft, chopped into small pieces or gently melted depending on the weather). I tend to just use the coconut oil hard and chop it into pieces as l like small clumps in the slice. You can also run the jar under some warm water just to soften it a bit rather than heating. Process until well combined and then place the ingredients in a dish generously lined with baking paper and smooth out with a spatula.

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Nicely blended.

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I didn’t use baking paper for this batch and it was hard to get out of the dish.

Place in the freezer to set for a couple of hours then slice into portions and return to the freezer.

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Smaller slices are better.

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Have a piece or two and enjoy.

As this slice has a high healthy fat content it does soften quite quickly when at room temperature and l prefer to eat it straight from the freezer.

 

Superfood Balls

These are the most delicious snack and are made from the highest quality ingredients which provide a beautiful flavour combination. A delicious raw and frozen treat which you can grab from the freezer as required. They are super quick to make and are a very dense source of energy and good fats to keep you feeling great. Add your favourite SuperFood powder to increase the nutritional content and vary the flavour.

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Nutrient and flavour dense. These delights are rolled in shredded coconut.

You can coat these delights in shredded coconut or sesame seeds. This offers a different taste and texture. but the sesame seeds are messier than the coconut as the picture below shows.

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The sesame seeds love to stick to hands.

Ingredients:

1 cup of activated almonds-chopped (other nuts would also work well)

2 tablespoons coconut flour

1 level tablespoon rice malt syrup

1 teaspoon cinnamon

3/4 cup Coconut flakes

3 tablespoons black chia seeds

1 generous tablespoon of a superfood powder. I used Loving Earth Rainbow Superfood Blend (You could use other powders such as Acai or Spirulina)

2 tablespoons sesame seeds

3 tablespoons melted coconut oil

6 medjool dates-seeds removed (Dates are different sizes so put 4 in to start with and add the extra 1 or 2 if needed as they are high in fructose).

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My favourite Super Food powder 

Extra sesame seeds or shredded coconut for coating.

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Nicely processed.

Place all of the ingredients in the food processor and blend well. Take a spoonfulls of mix and shape into small balls. You need to squeeze with your hands to form a ball shape and it should feel quite moist. Roll each ball into your desired coating and quickly refrigerate or freeze. They are firm in the fridge and hard in the freezer so you can experiment with the level of firmness that you desire.

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Place in the fridge to firm up before freezing.

They keep well in a sealed container in the freezer and are an excellent snack.

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The balls can also be rolled in sesame seeds for a different effect.

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Coconut and cinnamon balls with Rainbow Superfood Blend

These tasty raw snacks have the most delicious sweet flavour and are packed with goodness. They are Paleo, gluten, dairy and processed sugar free and filled with nutritious ingredients. 

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Power packed snack.

These are the simplest balls to make and taste testing the mixture is part of the fun. You need a food processor to make these as there is quite a lot of blending required. The method is so simple with all ingredients placed into the food processor and blended until an even consistency.

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Just minutes to make with a food processor.

Ingredients:(everything organic if possible). This recipe makes approximately 12 balls. 

1 cup of raw activated nuts (l used almonds and brazil nuts)

3 tablespoons sesame seeds

2 tablespoons coconut flakes

1 teaspoon cinnamon

4 large medjool dates (seeds removed)

3 generous tablespoons coconut oil

1 level tablespoon of a superfood powder (I used Loving Earth Rainbow SuperFood blend)

Use a spoon to scoop a small amount of mixture out of the food processor and using your hands shape into a small ball. Cover in extra sesame seeds.

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Ready to be covered in sesame seeds.

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Looking good at this stage. A taste test here is highly appropriate.

Place the finished balls on a plate and place in the fridge for a couple of hours to firm up.

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A delightful Paleo snack.

As this mix makes a small quantity of balls you could keep them in the fridge for a few days and eat as desired. Alternatively you can freeze them especially if you are doubling the recipe. You can experiment with different types of superfood powders such as spirulina or acai berry or add some raw cacao for a chocolate flavour.

The Loving Earth Rainbow SuperFood Blend is in a 150g jar and cost me $45 from the health food shop. The ingredients are raw organic macqui, raw organic acai, wildcrafted gubinge, raw organic camu camu, organic spirulina and organic wheatgrass. I like adding it to raw recipes as heating it too much can impact the nutrient content.

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My favourite chocolate


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Finding products that are healthy, minimally processed and taste good can be a challenge! One of these foods l think is chocolate as the market is flooded with so many choices and sweetened with a variety of products that the consumer can find confusing to understand the origins of. My dietician recommended the Loving Earth range of chocolate to me and over the past year l have tried many of the different flavours and find that a couple of small squares every day or so supports my well being and keeps the chocolate cravings well managed.

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At the moment l am enjoying a block of the Organic Raw Dark Chocolate.

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How is this chocolate different to the varieties found in the supermarket?

The Organic Raw Dark Chocolate pictured above is a raw chocolate and it has only two ingredients which are 72% minimum organic raw cacao and organic evaporated coconut nectar. They are the only ingredients in the chocolate and the taste is rich and amazing. This chocolate is also Australian owned and made in the Factory located in Melbourne. I have found a few health food stores in my area who sell the range such as the Cheltenham Organic Store, Melbourne or Raw on Rye but you need to watch out as some other businesses l have been to charge quite high prices and l think around $6-$7  is a good price to pay for the 100g block. I also buy this range online from places like Bulk wholefoods on the Mornington Peninsula which is one of my favourite suppliers. If you buy the chocolate online try to do it in weather that isn’t too hot as sometimes my blocks have arrived slightly soft, or some businesses offer a cool pack as an extra charge to help keep the chocolate cool.

This is not the type of chocolate that you can sit down on the couch with and eat the whole block as it is so rich that you will probably feel sick. One or two pieces is a real taste sensation. The mylk chocolate variety is really nice and my other favourite is the dark chocolate with orange and gubinge. I am sure there are other brands for sale in the raw organic field that are wonderful but this is a recommendation for this brand based on a lot of taste testing by myself. I also use these blocks in my cooking such as the chocolate chip cookies in the recipe section of this website and it is fantastic to cook with.

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