Food – Health Balls


  • 2 very ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
  • 15 pitless dates, chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup raisins or sultanas, soaked in hot water for 8 minutes to plump up
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut plus another 1/2 cup to roll the balls in
  • 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 2/3 cup uncooked quick cooking
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Firstly place 1/2 cup coconut so that you can roll the balls straight in them as your fingers will be coated in mix. Have a tray ready to place them on when done.

2. Mash the bananas and add the dates, drained raisins or sultanas, 1/2 cup coconut, raw cacao powder, 2/3 cup oats, vanilla. Put in a blender until it has a rough consistency. Roll into balls. Roll the balls in coconut.

Makes 24

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A romantic through and through, I see beauty in everyday things and love to draw inspiration from everything I am surrounded by. I live in JHB but travel to Cape Town often. Comfortable in both urban and outdoor environments - I take a natural, fun spontaneous approach to capturing life events.