Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Raw Cashew Lemon Drops + Cleansing

I tried this recipe this past weekend for my family and friends and it was a big hit.

These fruit and nut balls make for a perfect (simple) sunny snack. The lemon adds detoxifying properties to help your body transition to a lighter, more cleansing diet, just in time for spring!

Recipe by....Leanne Vogel - Holistic Nutritionist
This nutritional recipe is QUICK and EASY to prepare. Enjoy!

  • 1 Cup of Raw Cashews
  • 10 Medjool Dates, Pitted
  • 2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  1. In a food processor, chop cashews until they're the size of the eraser end of a pencil. Remove from food processor bowl and set aside
  2. Place remaining ingredients in the food processor and combine until dates are fully mashed (you'll know when its ready when the dates clump together in on large ball)
  3. Add cashews back in and pulse quickly, just until incorporated.
  4. Grab a scoop at a time (about a tablespoons size or a bit bigger) and roll into balls. Place complete balls on a freezer safe plate. Repeat with remaining dough.
  5. Place balls in the freezer for 5-10 minutes, remove and enjoy.
Leanne likes to keep them in the freezer for quick access. She prefers them cold, but they're just as tasty at room temperature and will hold their form well.

Makes 10 drops

Nutrition Stats (1 drop): Calories 160; fat 9g; carbohydrates 20g; dietary fiber 2g; sugars 15g; protein 3g

Hope you enjoy them as much as my family did.

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