If you’re a fan of the old-school Summer Roll you will LOVE this recipe. A better-for-you alternative that’s all natural and additive free. Even better, made in the comfort of your own home and not manufactured in a factory many miles away.
What's In It?
- 200g Almond meal
- 14 Medjool dates
- 2-3 tbsp ABC spread (almond, brazil, cashew – available from the health food aisle in major supermarkets)
- 1 tbsp Sesame seeds
- 2 tsp Vanilla extract
- 150g Raw almonds
Let's Get Cooking
- Place all ingredients except the dust option into the bowl of a food processor.
- Process on medium – high until the mixture is finely chopped and starts to come together. This could take a few minutes, depending on the power of the processor you are using.
- Press into a lined slice tray and refrigerate until firm.
- Cut into bars or bite sized pieces and dust with one or as many of the options as you desire.
Why is this so Good?
The subtle sweetness and chewy texture make this recipe one that you’ll be going back to time and time again.
This recipe is also super flexible and can be tailored to your desire. If you prefer a more portable alternative, roll the mixture into bliss balls and dust with protein powder for a post workout snack. If you have a different variety of nut butter available, you can easily substitute the ABC spread for a natural peanut, cashew or macadamia version. Sesame can also be substituted for chia or cacao nibs.
Dates have been the ‘it’ sweetener for the past few years. Reason being is that as well as providing natural sweetness, they also provide dietary fibre which reduces their glycaemic index, meaning they have a better satiety value (they can make you feel full for longer). On a side note, you still need to be mindful of your consumption… this is a ‘sometimes’ food so everything in moderation!
Fat has had a bad wrap up until recently. With lots of talk in the health and nutrition world about the benefits of ‘good’ fats, we’ve seen a wave of coconut oils, nuts, nut butters and seeds being used in sweet and savoury dishes. This recipe is one that ticks all the boxes with ‘good’ (unsaturated) fats from plant sources.