My latest recipe for the Suma Bloggers Network is another quick and easy bliss ball recipe made in my blender. I was actually planning to use the lavender paste that Suma sent me in a cheesecake recipe. But wouldn’t you know it, the week I have that in my plan is the week my fridge freezer packs up! I had no reliable freezer and then no fridge even, for a whole day! Argh! Raw Cheesecakes would not do well sitting out on the bench in the hot London sun- yes it gets sunny and hot here!
So I reluctantly moved on to looking at small raw treats I could use the lavender in instead. Well, it turned out to be a lovely blessing, because I got another bliss ball to add to my collection and this recipe is much easier and quicker to make! No point denying I am always looking to cut time in the kitchen, and these heavenly treats or a lovely light dessert.
I used lavender paste, but if you have lavender essence that will work just fine. I haven’t used it myself but am told about double the quantity will be a good substitute for the paste- add in stages so you don’t over-do it.
You will need a good high speed bender for this recipe, or a food processor.
Preparation Time : 5 minutes
No cooking required.
Makes 10-12 small balls.
- 150g raw cashews
- 50g raw almonds
- 100g dates
- 2 tablespoons lemon zest
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon lavender paste
- desiccated coconut for rolling ( optional )
- lemon zest for rolling
- Place nuts in the blender or processor and blend until it resembles flour, don’t over-do it.
- Add remaining ingredients and blend well, until combined.
- Remove from blender and roll into small balls.
- If desired, shake some coconut and lemon zest into a small bowl and roll balls around.
- Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to help firm up a little.
Keep refrigerated in an airtight container. Will keep up to 7 days.