by Anda Mtshemla
Ever since my month-long raw vegan journey in February, I’ve been loving incorporating more raw foods into my diet. Raw foods are not only said to be better for you, as you avoid cooking away the nutrients in your food, but I’ve personally fallen in love with this diet because it encourages me to eat more whole foods which, even as a vegan, I often struggle to do.
I particularly enjoy creating raw vegan desserts because, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, I have a major sweet tooth. And there is nothing more fulfilling than a dessert that satisfies your sweet tooth without experiencing any guilt!
You will need:
2 large carrots, grated
1 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup dates
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon ginger, minced
desiccated coconut, for coating
Puree dates with water then incorporate coconut flour
Add the carrots, spices, and ginger then stir until mixture is a cookie dough-like texture
Scoop the mixture and roll into bite-size balls
Coat the balls in coconut and refrigerate overnight or until firm