This recipe is full of super foods- almonds, dates, pineapple, sea salt, lucuma, and coconut... And, it's amazing how their flavors and textures come together to create a healthier version of a favorite food- donut holes! Bon Appetit!
Inspired from a recipe in Ani's Raw Food Kitchen by Ani Phyo.
1 and 3/4 c. raw almonds
1/2 tsp. sea or himalayan salt
1 vanilla bean, scraped or 1 tsp. extract
2 c. dried, unsulphured pineapple
2 c. pitted dates
3-4 T. lucuma powder
1 heaping scoop Sun Warrior Brown brand Sprouted Rice Vanilla protein powder
1 heaping T. coconut oil
2 T. Really Raw brand agave nectar
1/4 c. shredded coconut
Instructions: In a food processor, place almonds, salt, and vanilla. Process into a fine powder. Slowly add chopped pineapple and dates, mixing well. Add the protein powder, coconut oil, agave and agave nectar, continuing to mix until well incorporated. Place the "dough" in a large bowl.
To serve, use an ice cream scooper or spoon to form donut holes. Roll holes into a small bowl of 1/4 c. shredded coconut.
Serving idea: Have these with Gynostemma tea instead of traditional coffee- or even Teecino for a more reminiscent flavor!