Right in the middle of book writing my friend gave me the coolest gift, ever. (Note to anyone ever wanting to buy me a gift, don’t waste your money on anything else other than cookbooks and foodie treats. I’m easily pleased). The gift consisted of a bag full of Loving Earth goodies that her mum had bought for herself in the hopes that her super-sensitive system would cope with them, but alas it was not meant to be. For her anyway, for me it meant only good things. Come on, I’d never say no to free healthy treats now would I?!
The two bags and one little jar of goodness have sat in my fridge ever since, looking at me, waiting to be used. I’ve been using mesquite powder for a long time now, ever since Heidi sent some over from the states, but maqui and gubinge powder are totally new to me. A little reading later and it turns out maqui is considered one of the highest antioxidant fruits on the planet. I’m trying not to sound too superficial here but to be completely honest, it was that amazing purple hue that in intrigued me the most! Don’t judge me. It’s such a stunning colour and I’m already imagining how beautiful it would look in a simple butter-cream icing… natures natural food colouring! The powder has a slightly sour taste so I decided to further enhance that with a touch of lime. The coconut and cashew nuts round off these lovely, healthy little sweet treats perfectly. We ate these straight from the freezer, and just a warning if your house is like ours… they won’t last long.
Other healthy sweet treats you might like to have a squiz at…
– Carob tofu bliss balls
– Chocolate hazelnut slice
– Chewy carob bites
– Rich chocolate slice
– Little raw carrot cakes with orange maple cream
desiccated or shredded coconut
coconut oil, melted if solid
zest and juice 1 medium lime
fine sea salt
coconut and maqui into a small food processor and grind to a fine meal.
Transfer to a bowl and mix in remaining ingredients. Shape into balls or use a
tablespoon measure to shape into domes. Place onto a tray and freeze for 15-20
minutes or until set. Store in a lidded container in the freezer and enjoy
Note: This is not a sponsored post. As mentioned, a friend gave me the goods and I am only too happy to promote a company such as Loving Earth, who’s products and ethos I love.