I’m hot on the heels of the Ginger nutters I posted last week. I’m not sure these surpass, but they’re certainly in the running. These ones are really crunchy and nutty, a completely different flavour impact to the previous.
I like the whole ball concept – they’re more of a little nibble than an actual snack. They’re also a bit more guest friendly and look pretty cool in a glass jar or bowl.
I’ve increased the nut ratio and combined with both prunes and flaxseed (linseed), making them a good digestive aid if that’s in order.
Prunes are really high in fibre and a great source of vitamin k and beta carotene. I’m not sure these small little balls of loveliness alone can help u-turn our ageing, but a diet high in beta carotene can only be a good thing. It protects and fixes the damage of free radicals on our cells.
Linseed is renowned for its wondrous ways. It too has anti-oxidant qualities, it is rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids (the ‘good’ fats) and is packed with fibre.
At the end of the day these balls offer a better type of snacking. They are good for you and keep you fuller longer than an equivalent empty calorie option.
To make 9 20g balls will need:
- 40g prunes
- 30g dried unsulphered apricots
- 30g raisins
- 20g almonds
- 20g brazil nuts
- 40g cashews
- 10g linseeds
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
What to do:
- This time I just whizzed everything up at once rather than the dry ingredients first. The balls are far more textured this time. I think it’s down to personal preference.
- Once blitzed you can weigh out (or guesstimate) 20g balls and shape.
- Then pop in the fridge for a couple of hours. I keep these in a jar in the fridge.
Each 20g ball contains around 90 calories.
Hope you enjoy