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Sharing one of our all-time favourite healthy recipes — our no-bake lamington balls! These are going to be a family favourite from the second you make them, and we guarantee, even the most discerning kid won’t be able to tell that they’re healthy.

They couldn’t be easier to make with the TM, either. It’s just a matter of throwing some nuts, dates, coconut and cacao into the TM bowl, along with some salt and vanilla, shape them, wait thirty minutes until they set, and you’re done. It’s so simple, and SO healthy; they’re totally gluten, dairy, and refined-sugar free, as well as being suitable for vegans and raw-foodies.

This recipe is from our Healthy Desserts and Snacks class, in which we teach you a number of both sweet and savoury recipes that are also completely gluten, dairy and refined-sugar free, and are all equally delicious. It’s a must-see for any healthy Thermie!

This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free.

Ingredients

100g raw activated almonds
50g shredded coconut (extra for rolling and texture)
6 medjool dates, pips removed
1 tsp vanilla extract
15g raw cacao powder
20g coconut butter
1⁄2 tsp salt

Method

1. Place all ingredients in TM bowl. Pulverise for 10 seconds, speed 9.

2. Blend for a further 30 seconds, speed 4 until mixture comes together. If mixture looks dry, continue blending on speed 4 while adding 1 teaspoon of water at a time until mixture comes together. For added texture, add 10g shredded coconut, mix for 3 seconds, speed 4.

3. With damp hands, roll mixture into small balls and finish rolling in shredded coconut. Place finished balls in fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes before serving.

4. Store in fridge for up to 2 months, or for longer in freezer.

 

Variation

Place a dried sour cherry or dried blueberry in the centre while shaping in step 3. Use roasted almond crumb to coat the outside of half the balls.

Chefs’ Tip

Coconut paste is made from ground coconut flesh. It can be used to add coconut flavour, assist with binding or to thicken a wide variety of sweet and savoury dishes.

Want more of our Thermomix cooking class recipes? We’ve made a whole book of them! Check out ‘Recipes from our Cooking School’.


About The Author

Ellen Babauskis

Ellen loves all creatures big and small, and lives a life focused on sustainability, our earth’s health and animal rights. She has a passion for Thermomix vegan cooking and, of course, vegan eating, with a focus on easy, fresh and wholesome, preferably gluten-free meals. Developing recipes that can be easily adapted to suit every occasion and every person’s tastes are her specialty. However she loves eating out just as much, exploring famous vegan restaurants as well as those hidden backstreet gems, as supporting small business is also a priority of hers.

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