I adore these Raw Blueberry Bites because they are so un-ruffling to make using simple larder ingredients that I almost always have to hand. Just blitz in a high speed blender and shape into logs, roll in desiccated coconut and the job is done. Slice as little or as much as you like when you’re in need of a pick-me-up.
I am especially happy to have found dried organic wild blueberries. The taste is savagely intense in comparison to the cultivated berries I’ve bought previously, that are almost always sweetened. Soak them in boiling water to reconstitute a little. Don’t throw the liquor away. It tastes great in a smoothie or heat it through and add a little honey and enjoy has a healthy drink. Packed full of goodness I’m sure.
A few good reasons why these Raw Blueberry Bites are worth making:
- Gluten-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free and vegan.
- The flavour combination of blueberry and coconut is absolutely delicious.
- Made minutes.
- A mere 6 ingredients.
- Made in a high speed blender or food processor.
- Not too sweet.
- Packed full of energy boosting ingredients and antioxidants.
So if you feel the need for something sweet, yet healthy too, I suggest you try these little treats. They’re perfect as a mid-morning snack or packed in a ruckstack to refuel on a hike.
Raw Blueberry Bites
- Food processor or high speed blender
- 15 soft dates stones removed
- 60 g walnuts
- 60 g almonds
- 90 g cashew nuts
- a good pinch Malden salt
- 25 g dried organic blueberries
- Desiccated coconut to coat
- Begin with the blueberries. Pour approximately 100ml freshly boiled water over the berries. Soak for 15 minutes. Drain (keep the liquor to add to a smoothie). Dry with kitchen paper.
- Place the dates, walnuts, almonds, cashews and salt in a high speed blender. Add a third of the blueberries. Blitz until you have a relatively smooth dough. Remove from the blender and place in a bowl. Add the remaining blueberries, with your hand, work them into the dough. Form into four sausages, squaring off the sides. Roll in desiccated coconut, Wrap in greaseproof paper and pop in the fridge for an hour or 2 to firm up. Cut into slices. They keep in the fridge for up to 10 days, wrapped in greaseproof paper.
- As long as you have a total weight of 210g nuts, it does’t really matter the ratios of each one.
- Add a little lemon or lime zest for a citrus kick.