Raw Everything Orbs [recipe]
The first time I made these, I followed a recipe that asked for un-soaked nuts and seeds. These are just near-impossible to digest because many un-soaked nuts/seeds contain enzyme-inhibitors (which are natures way of protecting the seeds until the right growing conditions are present, but also prevent them from getting fully broken down in our system). SO – I made the recipe healthier by sprouting them, and made it my own by adding some other favorite ingredients like hemp hearts.
The beauty of this recipe is that once you have dehydrated seeds on hand (which you can make in large batches just for this purpose) you can make these orbs super quick. AND you can make them from anything you have in your cupboard – it’s a flexible and accommodating recipe (suggested substitutions are written in).
(makes approx. 24 orbs)
Step One: Mix Dry Ingredients in a Bowl
1/2 cup Rolled Oats
1/2 cup Sprouted & Dehydrated Sesame Seeds
1/2 cup Sprouted & Dehydrated Sunflower Seeds
1/2 cup Sprouted & Dehydrated Pumpkin Seeds
1/2 cup Hulled Hemp Seeds (aka Hemp Hearts)
1/2 cup Dried Fruit (suggested: Raisins, Cranberries or Gojis)
1 tsp Vanilla Bean Powder or Natural Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
2/3 cup Cacao Powder (or set 1/2 of the dry ingredients aside before adding 1/3 cup cacao powder to make half a batch of vanilla Everything Orbs)
Add chopped or whole sprouted almonds
And…for a non-raw but yummy treat you can add dark chocolate chips.
Step Two: Mix Wet Ingredients in a Separate Bowl
1 cup Almond Butter (or use your nut butter of choice. Tahini, hazlenut, pumpkin or peanut butters will do!)
1/2 cup Honey
1/2 tsp of Almond Extract
1/2 cup Raw Virgin Coconut Oil (especially nice if you’re adding lots of dry ingredients and need more moisture_
Step Three: Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients*
*Stir with spoon until well-mixed and add a little water if necessary to get everything to stick together
Step Four: Roll mixture into small balls and roll in Shredded Coconut (toasted or raw)
et voila! Don’t they look like Tim Bits? (That’s a Canadian reference for those of you who aren’t familiar with our doughnut chain called Tim Hortons. I don’t eat donuts anymore, but these remind of my favorite type which I don’t know if they even make anymore!)
I recommend storing them in the fridge to keep them nice and firm. Enjoy!!