RECIPE: Zuzana’s Power Balls
Who’s got the balls to give this recipe try? :) haha. I did, and I couldn’t believe how good these Power balls turned out. The Power balls are amazing to have for breakfast or as a snack espeacially if you are in a hurry, and need just something you can grab and go. I also found out that you can use them as a gift (if you give them a nice wrap) or even a bribe :) You’ll see… Once you let someone taste your balls, you will never be forgotten. I promise.
- 1 cup of oats.
- 2 cups almond meal
- 3 teaspoons of baking powder
- 4 tablespoons of honey
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- Crushed almonds or pecans
- Preheat oven to 180C/350F
- Grind the oats into an oatmeal/oatflower.
- Add the oatmeal with the almond meal and baking powder and mix well.
- Add the honey and coconut oil – you can melt it in a pot before you pour it into the bowl so that it’s easier to mix it in.
- Cook the carrots until they turn soft, and then mash them or blend in a food processor.
- Add the carrots to the mixture, mix well to create a dough for the balls.
- Roll the mixture into balls, however big you want them to be.
- Roll them in the crushed almonds/pecans to cover.
- Bake on a non-stick baking sheet for 25 minutes.
P.S. The balls will be very tender when you take them out of the oven so don’t touch them. Let them cool down for 10 – 15 minutes and then put the entire sheet with all of your balls into the fridge. They will become more solid and won’t fall apart when you bite them.
Delicious fresh fruit smoothie
1/4 of a ripe rockmelon
1-2 tablespoons fat free vanilla yoghurt (optional)
Recipes I’m trying out this week
Healthy Granola Bars!
I LOVE granola bars. Any type. But I hate the fact that most of them are pretty much just a chocolate bar in sheeps clothing. Trolling round the interwebs I found this recipe, which looks scrummy. Definitely gonna make me some of these bad boys.
- 2 cups oats
- 3/4 cup wheat germ
- 3/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 cup peanuts, crushed
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup honey
- 4 Tbsp butter
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
- approximately 8 oz. dried fruit
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees celcius.
- To crush your peanuts, put them in a plastic bag and smash them with a heavy mallet, measuring cup, or sauce pan.
- Then, mix the peanuts, oats, wheat germ, and sunflower seeds in a baking dish with sides. Toast them in the oven for 10-12 minutes, stirring every few minutes so that they don’t get burned.
- Meanwhile, prepare a glass baking dish (about 11 x 13 inches) for your granola by lining it with waxed paper lightly sprayed with a nonstick spray.
- Put the brown sugar, honey, butter, vanilla, and salt into a saucepan and bring to a simmer, stirring constantly.
- By now, your grains and nuts should be toasted, so mix everything together in a large bowl. The grains, the liquid “glue,” and the dried fruit. Oh, and turn off your oven, because you’re finished with it now
- Mix everything REALLY WELL because you want to make sure the “glue” gets all over everything. Now, dump your granola mixture into your prepared baking dish.
- Spread out the mixture with a wooden spoon or spatula.
- Now fold over the sides of the waxed paper or add a sheet on top, and PRESS HARD all over the granola. You want to compact it together so that your bars won’t fall apart when you cut them.
- Wait 2-3 hours or until the granola has totally cooled, then cut into whatever size/shape you want!