News & Notes
- The amazing Allyson reviewed Practically Raw this week—click here to see what she has to say about the book!
- Free recipe alert! I shared the Purple Pearberry Smoothie from Practically Raw yesterday on the Living Harvest Foods blog.
- Big thanks to Dallas Vegan Roundup for sharing my Sugar-Free Strawberry Coconut Butter in their May newsletter!
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I have had a rough few days, folks. But during my otherwise-craptastic week, these little cake balls were a bright spot. Nutrition-wise, they’re almost too good to be true…but they’re 100% real. Enjoy!
Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Soy-Free, Nut-Free, Sugar-Free, High-Protein, RawPer ball: 78 calories, 2.4g fat (1g sat), 4.8g carbs, 2g fiber, 10.7g protein
- 1/2 cup allergen-free vanilla protein powder (like Sunwarrior)
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
- 6 to 8 tablespoons water
- Liquid stevia to taste (optional)
- In a small bowl, combine the protein powder, coconut flour and oil, and 6 tablespoons water and stir very well to combine (the mixture will be extremely thick). If it becomes too dry to mix properly, add more water, a tablespoon at a time (you may add up to 2 more tablespoons). Taste for sweetness and add some stevia, if desired.
- Roll the mixture into four small balls and refrigerate until firm.
There are NO substitutions for the coconut flour and coconut oil here. If you use any other type of flour or oil, the recipe will not work!
They may not be the prettiest little snacks in the world, but they sure are tasty.
Flavor-wise, the Sunwarrior ball (see above) was my favorite, but texture-wise, the PlantFusion ball (see below) was the best. In the end, it’s a toss-up! I’m sure these would be great with any good-tasting vanilla protein powder you have on hand.
And they really do taste like cake batter! These are best the day they’re made, so I love that the batch yield is nice and small.
The stellar nutritional profile (just LOOK at all that plant-based protein!) even lets me pop two at a time with zero guilt.
P.S. I’m adding this post-script because I get an email roughly once per week about my labeling of this recipe as nut-free. Yes, it IS nut-free! As are all recipes free of tree nuts but containing coconut products. Coconuts are actually the seed of a drupaceous fruit, so they’re not nuts at all, and are safe for people with nut allergies. But I understand the confusion. In the U.S., coconut is classed as a nut for food-labeling purposes, but that’s unfortunate, since it’s not even in the same botanical family!
Here’s a link with lots of great information about coconut being safe to eat for people with tree nut allergies. When people react to coconut, it means they have a sensitivity to coconut specifically, which is separate from (and usually not even in conjunction with) a nut sensitivity.
Want more delicious recipes for
guilt-free, no-bake desserts like these Cake Batter Balls?
Check out my second cookbook, Practically Raw Desserts!