Wait a minute…did we just say cleanse-friendly?!
Yes we did! Technically we’re moving into an 80:20 mood here at the Conscious Cleanse, but this is one treat that could be enjoyed in moderation (of course) on the cleanse.
Rich in antioxidants, carob is a commonly used chocolate substitute, although it does not come from the same plant. It’s also caffeine-free, unlike it’s chocolatey friend cocoa and cacao.
So dust off your food processor and get ready to roll up some raw balls that will have everyone asking for your recipe.
With carob kisses,
Carob Cashew Raw Balls
Yield: 16-20 balls
2 cups cashews
2 cups medjool dates, pitted
1 TB vanilla paste (or vanilla extract)
1/4 cup carob powder (or more to taste)
1/4 cup maca powder
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
2 TB maple syrup
In a food processor fitted with an S-blade combine cashews, dates, vanilla, carob, maca, coconut oil, and maple syrup.
Pulse until mixture is comes together into a ball when you squeeze it in your hand. Roll 2 tablespoons of the mixture into a ball at a time. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or the freezer for 2 weeks.
Jo Schaalman and Julie Peláez are co-authors of the book The Conscious Cleanse: Lose Weight, Heal Your Body, and Transform Your Life in 14 Days, a best-selling, step-by-step guide to help you live your most vibrant life. Together they've lead thousands of people through their online supported cleanse through their accessible and light-hearted approach. They've been dubbed “the real deal” by founder and chief creative director Bobbi Brown, of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, beauty editor of the TODAY show.
To learn more about “Jo and Jules” and to download a free e-cookbook for a sampling of the delicious food served up on the Conscious Cleanse, please visit their website.
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