April in the RAW & Cake Pop Challenge
I am not sure if you heard about the event April in the Raw. I think this is a great event to support raw food. It is always fun to get some new inspiration for the kitchen and share recipes with others. So thank-you Brittany at Real Sustenance for putting this on this event.
I have submitted my Chocolate Blyss Treats.
I also submitted my Wonderful Kale Smoothie Recipes.
So I know we are heading into the last few days of April......but go and check it out. You won't be disappointed.
CAKE POP CHALLENGE
Well this has been fun, truly I have been in the kitchen a lot trying to figure these little guys out. To be honest I have not eaten very many cake pops in my life time. Certainly not raw pop cakes. So when I saw that Nicoleand Lisa created a cake pop challenge I thought that I would try it.
Wow I am on a learning curve to say the least. It was fun and I have learned a lot and have a lot more to learn. My husband and my daughter have tried what seems like a zillion recipes. My daughter was helping me in the kitchen a lot. This evening she woke up from her sleep and was talking about rolling the cake pops.( I kid you not)
I just kept trying new ones and my main thing was not to look at any recipes. I wanted it to be from scratch. Here are a few that I made.
macadamia nut pops
cashew nut pops
They are not perfect by any means but yummy and definitely healthy.
The first one is a CACAO RASPBERRY CAKE POP!
1/2 cup raw cashews (not soaked)
1 tbs cacao nibs
20 ml golden flax seed (previously was soaked in 15-20ml of water)
2tsp raw cacao powder
2tsp flax powder
1/4 cup raspberries(frozen)
10 ml vanilla powder
7 drops stevia
(optional to add one tsp of agave)
Blend in food processor. Until mixture starts to create a ball. Roll into individual balls and put sticks into balls and keep in fridge.
Icing # 1: Hard Chocolate Coating
125ml of melted cacao butter
pinch of salt
2 tbs agave
3 tbs strained raspberry puree
2 tbs coconut oil
Mix all ingredients into melted cacao butter. As it cools dip cake pop into mixture and refrigerate. If you want a darker colour add more raspberry puree.
Option# 2: Soft Raspberry Icing
1 cup cashews
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
20 mls fresh lemon juice
3 tsp coconut oil
3 tsp agave
2 tsp water
Blend in food processor. Put icing on cake pop with knife and then add cacao nibs for decoration. Stick back in fridge or freezer until ready to eat.
This fun fluffy icing is my favourite of the 2.
Carrot Cake POP
1/3 cup shredded carrots
5 ml vanilla powder
10 mls cinnamon
1ml shredded ginger
pinch of salt
2/3 cup raw cashews
1 tsp agave
Blend all ingredients in food processor. Roll into balls and place sticks into each ball.
2/3 cup cashews
4 dates (pitted)
20ml pre soaked flax seed ( soak flax seed in 20-30 ml water)
1/2 cup fresh carrot juice
2 tbs agave
Blend in food processor and cool in fridge.
Take carrot pops and dip into icing. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Put in fridge or freezer for icing to harden.
Enjoy. Have a little fun in your life...try making a cake pop!