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Review of Practically Raw Desserts and Superfood Snackers

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I had the pleasure of reviewing Amber Shea Crawley’s second cookbook Practically Raw Desserts. This delicious treat book was released right on the heels of her first book Practically Raw. Both books are for anyone experimenting with raw foods or wants to include more healthful recipes in their repertoire. Practically raw includes cooked options and both have a great list of substitutions that can be made for harder to find ingredients. It’s so practical and flexible!

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Check out the video above for a review and watch me and Heather from Healthy Eating Starts Here make the Superfood Snackers from the book! And check out the recipe below! I made notes for the changes I made to the recipe. With those substitutions it worked great and was a lovely snack to fuel Heather and I during the BlogHer Food Conference when we made these treats.

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Superfood Snackers

Superfood Snackers

Shared with permission. From Practically Raw Desserts by Amber Shea Crawley.

  • 1 cup dry walnuts (I used combo of almonds and sunflower seeds)
  • 1/4 cup hempseeds
  • 1/4 cup dry Brazil nuts
  • 1 tablespoon açaí powder (I used raw cacao)
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons greens powder (I used spirulina)
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder (I just left this out)
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2/3 cup diced dried figs (about 4 large figs)
  • 1/4 cup goji berries (soaked in warm water for 5 to 10 minutes and drained)
  • 1/4 cup dried mulberries (I just left this out)
  • 1/3 cup pitted dates

Preparation:

In a food processor, combine the walnuts, hempseeds, Brazil nuts, açaí powder, greens powder, maca powder, and salt. Pulse until the nuts are coarsely ground. Add the diced figs, goji berries, and mulberries and pulse until uniformly incorporated. Add the dates and pulse until the mixture becomes sticky (try not to overprocess).

Press the mixture firmly and evenly into a 6- to 8-inch square baking pan (lined with plastic wrap or waxed paper for easy removal, if desired) and score into small cubes. Enjoy immediately, or place the pan in the refrigerator or freezer to chill and firm up for a couple hours before cutting and snacking.

Store the cubes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

SUBSTITUTIONS

▪   Walnuts, Brazil nuts, hempseeds: 1 1/2 cups mixed nuts and/or seeds of your choice

▪   Açaí, greens, maca powders: 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons powdered superfoods of your choice, such as cacao, camu camu, maqui berry, mesquite, pomegranate, etc.

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Posted in My Blog on 07/18/2013 08:35 am
 

77 Comments

  1. I love anything with chocolate and PB!! So I would have to say PB cups! Delish!

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  2. I love practically any flavor of vegan ice cream because it brings back great childhood memories!

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  3. Would love to make these! Can’t see the vid though

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  4. I really really love a good chocolate mousse. There’s something so rich and satisfying about the combination of the that deep chocolate taste and the fluffy-creamy texture. Like adult pudding haha

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  5. My favorite dessert of all time is a warm, chewy vegan brownie a la mode with vanilla coconut ice cream

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  6. these look so yummy. I also can’t view the video. it say’s it’s private : /

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  7. I can’t wait to try & make this…

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  8. Cinnamon buns because I don’t have them very often and they’re so good!

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  9. Frozen fruit/banana ice cream topped with unsweetened coconut flakes & chopped walnuts.

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  10. pumpkin pie!!

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  11. Robin Whiting

    My favorite dessert would have to be some type of berry crisp because it reminds me of my grandmother plus I just love berries.

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  12. Shannon Thevegan

    Like many above, I love anything with chocolate and peanut butter. The raw cookbook and the recipe above look awesome! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  13. Peanut Butter cups are a very missed favorite. I would love to learn to cook more raw. Looks like an amazing cook book.

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  14. I would LOVE to win a copy of Chef Amber’s book! I already have her Practically Raw book and just love it! Can’t wait to try her new dessert recipes!!

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  15. Maggie Boxey

    I’m a huge chocolate fan… a warm brownie and ice cream really is my favorite I think.

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  16. Sandra Smith

    Fave dessert is raw carrot cake!

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  17. My favorite dessert is probably either pie (sugar cream or banana cream), or tiramisu. I do love carrot cake, too!

    Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

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  18. I really love raw carrot with coconut cream!

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  19. Looks delish..thanks for the substitution suggestions, don’t have all the superfood ingredients listed, but can do what you did and substitute or leave out.

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  20. My favorite dessert- maybe chocolate chip cookies because they are delicious and it’s easy to make allergy friendly ones.

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