Last post was about making almond milk so logically the next one has to be about what to do with the leftover almond pulp. I just recently started regularly making this milk at home so I’m still new in all this and so far I came up with one great way to use those almonds. I’m sure there will be plenty more as I’m planning to try some other ideas too.
Before I give you the recipe, a little bit about what’s going on and where I am at the moment. I am home yaaaay! 🙂 In case you don’t know I live all over the place (Scotland, Kazakhstan, Turkey, now Switzerland) and sure I call home wherever I live with my husband but still there is only one real home and that is Dubrovnik. It’s where I feel safe and peaceful and I have butterflies in my stomach every time I’m flying and approaching Dubrovnik airport. Spring is such a great time to be here (anytime of the year really has its magic here!), it’s warm but not yet hot, there are a lot of tourists and town is full but not yet over crowded, smells in the air are amazing, food is fresh and healthy and delicious. I love, love seafood and whenever I come home my mum is making all the things I love so we already had baked octopus with roasted potatoes and vegetables, grilled fish with fresh salads and sauteed Swiss chard, grilled calamari with potato salad etc… Oh I also had an amazing dinner in the new restaurant here in Dubrovnik called Pantarul (if you ever get a chance, try it out, you won’t be disappointed!) where I had amazing octopus, potatoes, lamb lettuce burgers and grilled fresh tuna with lots of veg, so yummy! Food we eat here at home is simple, healthy and delicious. Always seasoned with olive oil, salt, rosemary, basil and few other Mediterranean herbs.
I would like to know have you ever been in Croatia, I’m curious by nature so please let me know! 🙂
Now back to today’s recipe! It cannot be more simple, you just collect your leftover almond pulp (after making the milk, put the pulp in the fridge overnight so it dries a bit more before making the balls) and few other ingredients, put everything in a blender and little sweet bites are done!
The recipe is inspired by one of my favorite blogs The Bojon Gourmet and Alanna’ s yummy recipe for Chocolate, Hemp, and Almond Pulp Energy Bites.
Recipe in English:
- 1 cup + 2 tbsp almond pulp
- ½ cup coconut oil (on room temperature)
- ½ cup agave syrup (or maple syrup)
- 2 dates (optional)
- 2 tbsp raw cacao
- ¼ cup oats
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp flax seeds
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- Shredded coconut (or raw cacao or sprinkles) for rolling the balls
- Note: 1 cup = 250 ml
- Put all the ingredients in the food processor, pulse until all ingredients are combined, using your hands roll the little balls (if the mixture is too sticky and soft, put it in the fridge for 20 minutes and than make the balls) and roll the balls in coconut, raw cacao or to make them more fun in sprinkles! Enjoy!
Recipe in Croatian / Recept na hrvatskom:
- 1 salica + 2 zlice bademove pulpe
- ½ salice kokosovog ulja, na sobnoj temperaturi
- ½ salice agavinog ili javorovog sirupa
- 2 datulje (po zelji)
- 2 zlice sirovog kakaa
- ¼ salice zobenih pahuljica
- 1 zlica chia sjemenki
- 1 zlica lanenih sjemenki
- 1 zlicica vanilin ekstrakta
- prstohvat soli
- Za posipanje: kokosove mrvice, kakao ili secerne mrvice.
- Napomena: 1 salica = 250 ml.
- Stavite sve sastojke u vas multipraktik i miksajte dok se svi sastojci ne povezu u gustu smjesu.
- Rukama radite male kuglice (ako je smjesa previse ljepljiva, stavite je 20 minuta u frizider i zatim radite kuglice).
- Valjajte kuglice u kokos, kakao ili secerne mrvice. Dobar tek!