The whole Raw Food thing is something that has really interested me but as a cook, something that I have found (strangely) daunting and something that I have hesitated moving towards. I understand the health benefits, which is what has captivated me, but the concept, the time and the structuring of Raw Food seemed to leave me paralysed.
Thankfully, I have an extraordinary woman in my world, her name is Jenny Taylor, and Jenny is my ‘go to girl’ when it comes to all things health and wellness. I have heard stories about how food has changed her life and the lives of her family. Over the past 2 years, I have watched her post different things that have caused me to salivate. However, it has taken me ages to climb over this Raw mountain and engage. I have to tell you, I am shocked and amazed at the ease of my creations and the outcome. My experienced palate has not been disappointed.
Now, before I go on, please feel free to check out the lovely Jenny via her Instagram account and allow yourself to be challenged, motivated and inspired by all that she creates.
Today, you can see from my Instagram that my day started with a Green Smoothie (yes a new venture for me) and this afternoon I made Raw Lemon Balls in under 10 minutes. Now, keep in mind, I don’t have any fancy machines, rather I have a stick blender and a bowl. My kitchen is ‘very real’ and I make what I have work for me so don’t dismay if you are at a loss for anything. I believe that in the kitchen, ‘where there is a will, there is always a way’!
Important to note: These Raw Lemon Balls have been given the #CasadeSohn ‘tick of approval’ which simply means – the kids like them. I hope you enjoy as much as we have. They are the perfect afternoon treat with a cup of tea!
Raw Lemon Balls
11/2 cups shredded coconut
11/2 cups cashews (or sunnies for a nut free version)
1/3 cup honey (or rice malt syrup)
Juice and zest of one lemon
A few tabs coconut oil
Pinch of salt
Put everything in a bowl and whizz away. Use a tablespoon and scoop up and roll into a ball (Note: I suggest a sizing them like a large marble or a gum ball, they are filling and sometimes less is more). Reserve a little coconut (or use more) to roll the balls in as a finish touch.
Feel free to check out other great #CasadeSohn approved Recipes HERE