Uploaded on February 6, 2005by Max xx
Yesterday I made these fantastic apricot balls. I call them 'power balls' because they are full of goodness (that's the scientific term). According to the recipe they give you a boost in 'iron, maganese, zinc, phosphorus, copper, potassium and Vitamins A & C'. I have also added some chia seeds so that gives you omega-3s, calcium and potassium too - wow!
Have I convinced you? Here is the recipe based on a recipe I found in a magazine extracted from this book but with a few of my own changes.
Apricot Power Balls
1 cup (150g) dried apricots
2 tablespoons boiling water
1/4 cup (30g) almond meal
1 cup (90g) dessicated coconut
1 tablespoon cold water (or juice)
2 tablespoons wheatgerm
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1/4 cup (25g) skim milk powder
1. Place dried apricots in food processor and pulse until finally chopped. Add boiling water and soak for 10 minutes.
2. Add almond meal, half the coconut, cold water, wheatgerm, chia seeds and skim milk powder and process until a firm paste forms. It will look quite thick but once you start scrunching it into balls it should come together nicely.
3. Roll teaspoons full of mixture into small balls and roll in remaining coconut.
4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks (if you can resist them!)