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Kelly’s Favorite Snack: Raw Energy Balls

“Here is one my favorite, easy to prepare, grab-and-go snacks that my entire family enjoys.  My six year old Carmen, the best sous chef I could ever ask for, sits on the counter and helps put the ingredients into the food processor and then helps roll these out into balls.  These Raw Energy Balls created by Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre make for a great snack that can go with you to work, on a hike, bike ride, or in your child’s lunchbox.”        – Kelly

  • 1 cup raw almonds or walnutsRaw Energy Balls
  • 1 cup medjool dates, pitted
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¼ cup raw almond butter
  • Shredded coconut

1. In a food processor fitted with the “s” blade grind the almonds until finely ground. Add the dates, raisins, and spices. Grind to a fine meal.
2. Add the almond butter, process again until thoroughly mixed.
3. Form into balls and roll in shredded coconut.
4. Store in a sealed container on the counter for up to 3 days, or refrigerate for up to a week.

Recipe from: Alissa Segersten & Tom Malterre. The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook, 2nd ed. Whole Life Press. 2007

This Cookbook is a must-have in any healthy, gluten-free kitchen!

Recipe: Raw Almond Oatmeal

This recipe was given to me a few years ago by someone — whoever that was, thank you!

  • 1/2 cup raw oats (not flakes – use steel cut)
  • 1/4 cup raw almonds
  • 2 dried prunes
  • cinnamon powder and honey to taste

Soak all three ingredients in water overnight. In the morning, drain excess water from oats, prunes and nuts. Blend the mix in a Vitamix or Food processor until desired consistency is reached.

While the prunes make this meal sweet already, local honey or grade B maple syrup can be added as well.