Raw Coconut and Apricot Bliss Balls

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Spring is here and its time to get fruity with desserts. These babies are totally raw so they are bursting full of nutrients!

Coconut and apricot go so well together both sweet but not too over powering. Coconut mimics the properties of antioxidants and boost vitamin E; this supports tissue health and leads to healthy glowing skin. The medium-chain triglycerides found in coconut also promote the development of ketones, one of only two energy sources available to the brain, and are believed to enhance the immune system.

They are so simple to make and are a great go to snack for that 4pm dip in the day! 

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Ingredients: (makes 18-22 balls)

  • 150g dried apricots
  • 100g almond meal
  • 150g shredded coconut
  • 50g raw coconut oil

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Directions:

  1. In a food processor blend the almond meal, apricots and desiccated coconut. Melt the coconut oil on a low heat.
  2. Slowly add the melted oil into the food processor until the mixture forms into a dough. Roll the mixture into bite size balls with your hands, then place into the freezer for half an hour, then refrigerate until munching time!!!

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About the author:

Madeleine is a qualified nutritional health coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, creative chef, vociferous blogger, fledgling presenter and self-professed yoga enthusiast. She is committed to helping her clients enliven the hottest, healthiest, happiest versions of themselves. Through her website and consultations, Madeleine helps reeducate her clients in the appreciation and effects of eating wholesome, organic produce. She helps them to work towards better relationships with their bodies, boosts confidence, injects energy and sculpts beautiful silhouettes. She has a particular interest in the growing rate of IBS, and is working towards ways of eliminating it in daily life. Madeleine’s recent clients are Millie Mackintosh (t.v star and model), Caggie Dunlop (t.v personality and celebrated music artist), and not forgetting the fantastic Rocky Elsom (Australian rugby hero!). Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.

22 comments on “Raw Coconut and Apricot Bliss Balls

  1. Oooooh i love your raw recipes!! Thank you!!!!! The one i use rather often when i want to have a guilt-free meal (or something light after a series of naughty days) is the raw courgette hummus – just raw courgette with some tahini. It sounds bland, but if well seasoned (I sometimes add some sun-dried tomate infused olive oil) it is delish!

  2. Tried making these without a food processor..perhaps not the best idea. Lucky enough my housemate bought one the day after and rescued me.

    Turned out well, a little hard to roll but taste delicious and I find can only eat 1 at a time as they are filling!

  3. More recently, English settlers brought the apricot to the English colonies in the New World. Most of modern American production of apricots comes from the seedlings carried to the west coast by Spanish missionaries. Almost all U.S. commercial production is in California, with some in Washington and Utah.^*.’

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  4. These look lovely, also try dates instead of apricots if you don’t like them! I bought some similar things at a food festival from a company called Conscious Foods, and I have gone back every year for a packet! I’m gonna make some now! Thanks! x

  5. Hi, really want to make these tonight but have no coconut oil :( anything else i can use instead or should I wait until i’ve purchased some? xx

  6. Absolutely in love with these! I added half dates, half apricots and a little less coconut oil which I made up for with honey. Do you think as long as you use the same amount of squidgy stuff (dates, apricots, dried fruits) to the dry stuff (nut flours) you can create whatever flavour you want? Can’t wait to get experimenting x

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