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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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
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.
▪ 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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This cookbook was provided to me free of charge but my opinions are solely my own.