You would think that vegan and paleo together would represent a giant oxymoron, but when it comes to quick, healthy and convenient snacks the two food ‘genres’ really complement each other. Any combination of fruit, nuts and seeds effortlessly blended together without any grains or added sugar, artificial flavourings or colourings – it has become my latest obsession!
. 3/4 cup sultanas
. 1/4 cup dried apricots, roughly chopped
. 2 tbspn almond butter *
. 1 tbspn crushed almonds
. Crushed almonds or coconut to roll balls in
1. Place first four ingredients into food processor until mixture is finely processed and clumps together in a ball of ‘dough’
2. Roll small amount into a ball and dip into either crushed nuts or coconut.
That’s it! So, so simple. These are a great option if you are in a hurry and need a snack to feed friends. I made these today for a picnic in the beautiful forest and they all disappeared quite rapidly – a winning endorsement in my book. And what a gorgeous way to spend a public holiday then hanging with mates, playing frisbee and exploring creeks with the kids and enjoying good food. I love hanging with friends I’ve known for over half my life!
*. N.B. do not use peanuts or peanut butter in this recipe. Peanuts are a definite no no on the paleo diet. Peanuts are actually legumes, not nuts and not only does their production involve huge amounts of pesticides they also contain lectins and aflatoxin, a type of mould, that can irritate the gut and lead to allergies and autoimmune conditions etc. For further reading a useful source is Paleo Diet Lifestyle