Sweet Potato & Carrot Nourishing Bites Recipe

by Super User
on 01 March 2015
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Who doesn't love bliss balls? This is a twist on the very popular classic bliss ball that isn't so full of dates and nuts. These bites are a great nutrient dense treat to encourage big and small kids to eat their veggies without hiding it. The combination of quality fats, protein, nutrients and carbohydrates make these a completely wholesome and nourishing snack which is perfect for the lunch box, on the run, as an afternoon pick me up or even a perfect pre or post workout snack! 

These Nourishing Bites are gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free and nut free so are perfect for those who are vegan or paleo.

 

Let’s mix it

  1. 1 cup mashed baked Sweet Potato (leave the skin on for added nutrients)
  2. 1 finely grated small Carrot (leave the skin on for added nutrients)
  3. 3 tbsp Coconut Magic Coconut Oil
  4. 2 tbsp Honest To Goodness Coconut Cream
  5. 1 tbsp Bob's Red Mill Coconut Flour
  6. 1 tbsp Power Super Foods Chia Seeds (add more if the mixture is too wet)
  7. 1 tbsp Carwari Tahini
  8. 1-2 tbsp Maple Syrup, Raw Honey or Rice Malt Syrup
  9. 1 tsp Vanilla Extract or Powder
  10. ½ tsp Mixed Spice
  11. 1 tsp Cinnamon
  12. 1 tbsp rehydrated Currants, Raisins, Goji Berries or other chopped dried fruit
  13. ¼ tsp Salt
  14. Sesame Seeds to roll in (preferably activated)

Optional - chopped Pecans or Walnuts (activated if possible) if nuts are allowed.

Let’s make it

  1. Put all ingredients (except nuts and fruit) into a food processor and blitz to mix 
  2. Stir in nuts and fruit if using  
  3. Leave mixture to sit for 1 hour in the fridge
  4. Scoop out mixture (a small melon baller is very handy here) and roll into bite sized balls
  5. Roll the bites into seeds or nuts
  6. Set and store in the fridge

These bites will last for a week in the fridge, but they are so yummy they probably won't!

This recipe was provided to us by Nic and Ness, passionate foodies and kitchen scientists who love to create delicious meals, from Your Authentic Self.

Together they have created a cooking school to not only share their creative recipes but to help others make informed decisions on their health and lifestyle. They currently run small and interactive classes on Sunday's and Thursday's which allow participants to ask questions, learn the recipes and work towards what suits them. In addition to holding classes they also offer private health coaching, kitchen pantry makeovers, market days, and school/preschool presentations. Click here to find out more.

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