The Amazing Disappearing Fruit/Nut Ball

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This is what was left...

 

I made these 2 nights ago, expecting them to last a little while, seeing as they pack quite the nutritional/satisfying punch.  So, I came home today, looking for something delicious to snack on and to my surprise found only 1 lonely nut ball left in a sea of Aluminum Foil!  How did I miss that… I only just made them and hadn’t even tried them yet.  Apparently they were tasty… and now having tasted them and finished them off, I would have to agree.  And… those of you who know me and my family, would not be surprised to know that Benji (my boyfriend… and Strongman in training) had indeed eaten them all (well almost). 

So, here I am sharing the love.  Indulge in a savory nut and fruit concoction with tons of your most essential fatty acids.  Great for looking good, feeling good & satisfying your hunger and sweet tooth at the same time… I’m not gonna lie, they do taste a bit like cookie dough… YUM!

The only downside here, is that usually I like to make things that are packable and possibly good for backpacking or just putting in your bag for a little snack later in the day and these will definitely melt a bit when un-refrigerated.

The Goods:

  • 2 cups dried fruit
  • 2 cups assorted nuts (I used a mix of almonds and walnuts)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 almond butter
  • 1/4 unsweetened coconut flakes 

The mix:

  • Use a Cuisinart to grind down the dried fruit and put in a medium bowl
  • Grind the nut mix next and add to the fruit mix
  • Melt your coconut oil
  • Add the oil, coconut and almond butter and MIX!
  • Scoop onto parchment paper or aluminum foil and place in the refrigerator for a couple of hours 
  • Makes 5 or 20 depending on how big you want um… mine were about the size of a golf-ball
  • Enjoy!
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About Erin

Erin lives in Ketchum, Id. She is a practicing Acupuncturist and Kettlebell Trainer in the Wood River Valley. She graduated from Acupuncture and Oriental Medical School in the Fall of 2011 from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, OR. She now has a growing and busy business that offers services to both Hailey and Ketchum. Erin has created a practice where she treats, educates and cares for people with a variety of modalities which include Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Lifestyle coaching, diet and nutrition education, and exercise. Among these, is this blog which is just one platform Erin uses to help her clients learn how to eat healthy, cook and bake with as much ease as possible to create a balanced lifestyle that you can adopt easily and effortlessly. Changing your lifestyle and diet is never an easy thing to do, and Erin's hope is that this makes it that much easier. If you'd like more information about Erin and her practice please check out her website: www.myessentialhealing.com A note from Erin: Over the past few years I have changed my diet pretty dramatically and no longer eat grains & very little sugar due to chronic eczema; this blog is about how to cook and bake without wheat, gluten, rice or other grains and still get what you want out of the food you are eating. It is different, & it is tricky, but it is also possible and I've found some tricks to satisfy even the most carb loving baker without the extra sugar and gluten that some of us just can't eat; and I'm looking forward to sharing more recipes with you as I experiment along. View all posts by Erin

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