If you’re a fan of all things lemony, tahini and turmeric these are a MUST try. Easy to make, rich in flavour, zesty and sweet but not too sweet, these make the perfect pick me up nourishing, energising protein rich snack.
To make a small batch of these (8-9 balls), you need:
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 1/4 cup almonds
- 1.5 Tbsp. tahini (either hulled or un-hulled)
- 1/4 tsp. lemon rind
- Lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 tsp. maple syrup or honey
- A tiny splash of vanilla essence (~ 1/8 of a tsp.)
- 2 tsp. coconut oil (liquid form)
- 1 tsp. turmeric powder
- 1 Tbsp. raw buckwheat (for lovely crunch)
- Sesame seeds (for coating)
In a food processor/blender, add nuts and process only briefly to create a textured nut meal , then add tahini, turmeric, lemon juice (a little squeeze), lemon rind, maple syrup/honey, vanilla and coconut oil and blitz a touch more. I like to keep the mixture textured, but if you prefer a smooth mixture then blend all until smooth. Scoop mixture into a bowl, taste and if need add a little extra sweetener and/or salt, then add buckwheat and mix in with your hands. Roll mixture into balls then roll in sesame seeds and keep in an airtight container in the fridge.
These are also divine with the addition of coconut (flakes or shredded), seeds (eg. chia, hemp, sunflower) and/or dried berries (eg. Goji, blueberries).
Hope you love these as much as I do!