This week’s recipe from Susan Hart helps banish the Blue Monday blues.
200g pitted dates (preferably Medjool)
2 tbls chia seeds
2 tbls oats
1 tbls coconut oil
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbls raw cacao powder
100g other nuts (cashew, walnuts, pistachio, hazel, brazil, peanuts)
Firstly place all the nuts, oats and chia seeds in your food processor or Nutribullet. Blend for 1 minute, until a powder forms and the nuts have crumbled.
Secondly add the remaining ingredients. Blend for another minute until a sticky dough forms. You may need to stop the blend and scrape down the mixture so it all blends.
Wet your hands with water and use them to roll the mixture into little balls.
At this stage you can place them in a container and store in the fridge. Or you can coat them in desiccated coconut, sesame seeds or cacao powder before placing them in the fridge
Additions or substitutions
Use pitted prunes instead of dates
Use ginger powder instead of cinnamon
Use toasted puffed rice instead of oats
Use quinoa flakes instead of oats
Use 1 tbls pea, soy or hemp powder instead of oats
Use sesame seeds instead of chia seeds
Use linseeds/flaxseeds instead of chia seeds