I’m back on the Pure Form Fitness Ultimate Fat Loss Programme so have cut out gluten, dairy and sweetners for the last 2 weeks (amongst other stuff!). It’s going great – I feel good and have lost body fat and kg already! You should definitely check it out 🙂 Whilst I’ve been on the programme I’ve been trying out a few healthy snack options and these two turned out pretty well so I thought I’d share!
Lime, apricot and pistachio balls
185g Dried apricots
1 tbsp freshly squeezed Lime juice
A few more pistachios and some dessicated coconut to roll them in
Finely chop the pistachios for rolling the balls in and mix with the coconut and place to one side. Put the apricots and lime juice in a processor and blend until it forms a smooth-ish paste. Add the nuts and pulse to combine. I like to leave the nuts so they’re not pulverised too much! Once mixed use damp hands to roll them into balls and then roll them in the pistachio-coconut mix. Can be eaten immediatley or place in the fridge to chill.
Cherry-almond fig balls
125g Dried figs
40g dried Cherries
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tbsp freshly squeezed Orange juice
a few Almonds and some dessicated coconut to roll them in
Finely chop the almonds for rolling the balls in and mix with the coconut and place to one side. Put the 125g almonds and cinnamon in a food processor and blitz until finely chopped. Add the figs and orange juice and blitz again until the mixture forms a sticky dough. Add the cherries and pulse until mixed. Once mixed use damp hands to roll them into balls and then roll them in the almond-coconut mix. Can be eaten immediatley or place in the fridge to chill.
They shouldn’t need it but if you REALLY wanted to you could add a squirt of sweet freedom or agave to the mix.
These look awesome- great flavour combos! I used to use Sweet Freedom when I lived in Ireland and I miss it so much!