These raspberry raw food balls are both satiating and suppress cravings, and are so healthy that you can eat them as a snack.
Packed with fibre and antioxidants
Oatmeal is widely known for its healthy effects on both blood glucose and cholesterol, which is mainly linked to its high concentration of fibre. The fibres in oatmeal consist of both soluble and insoluble fibres, but the fibre type beta-glucan takes up the most space. What many people do not know is that oatmeal is also rich in plant-based protein – oatmeal has a protein content of between 11 and 17 percent.
Dates contribute with natural sweetness, which despite their sweet taste have a low glycemic index, thanks to their high fibre content. Dates are also filled with anti-inflammatory antioxidants and minerals such as potassium, magnesium and calcium that strengthen the skeleton.
Raspberries are rich in antioxidants such as vitamin C, and have also been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, raspberries can both lower blood glucose levels and improve insulin resistance
Raspberry raw food balls recipe:
Ingredients for about 10 – 15 balls
- 1 dl pitted dates
- 1 dl oatmeal
- 1 dl grated coconut
- 1 dl natural cashew nuts
- 1 dl frozen raspberries
- 1 tablespoon raw cacao
How to make the balls
- Put all the ingredients into a food processor or a powerful mixer.
- Mix until the consistency becomes sticky and malleable and then shape into 10-15 round balls, depending on how big you want the balls to be.
- One option is to roll the balls in grated coconut or cocoa nibs, but they will be just as tasty if you skip this step!
- Keep the balls in the fridge or freezer and eat with a clear conscience when you feel like something sweet.