This beautiful weather just keeps on giving.
I've literally been skipping from place to place with a big grin on my face. For no reason whatsoever apart from the fact that the weather has been glorious.
When the weather's so beautiful eating brightly coloured fresh fruits and vegetables becomes a whole lot easier. You're not looking for foods to warm you up, more like cool you down, so it becomes more of a pleasure than a chore. The power of raw fruit and vegetables is beyond belief, and more often than not, completely underrated. They're energising, hydrating and just so beautiful to look at.
These little mango balls are all natural goodness, keep your sweet tooth in check and not to mention sunshine yellow.
They're perfect when you're on the go, as a midmorning/mid afternoon snack or when you're just in need of a little lift.
They're so quick and easy. They'll take about 5 minutes to make and only require 6 ingredients. Meaning more time to go outside and enjoy the sunshine!!
The original recipe is from the beautiful blog My New Roots written by Sarah. It's wonderful so you must check it out! Promise me?!
You will need:
100g dried unsulphured mango
100g cashew nuts
1 cup of desiccated coconut
1 small lime
A pinch of pink Himalayan salt
1-2 tablespoons of Sweet Freedom/honey/maple syrup (this is optional if you don't want them overly sweet)
Soak the cashew nuts in water for a few hours (I left mine overnight, but 2-3 hours will be fine). Then drain the water so you just have the soaked cashew nuts.
Wash the mango with water and then squeeze the juice out of the lime.
In a food processor combine the mango, cashew nuts, 1/2 cup desiccated coconut, salt, liquid sweetener and lime juice.
Process them all together until it starts to form a sticky mixture.
Scoop the mixture out of the food processor and place in a bowl. Pour the other half of the cup of desiccated coconut onto a plate (if you need to add a bit more then go ahead).
Roll the mixture into small balls using the palm of your hands.
For me this made around 14 balls, but it really depends on how big/small you want them to be. Any that you don't eat straight away just pop into an airtight container and they'll keep for up to a week in the fridge.