The combination of pistachios, rose water and cranberries give these little balls a turkish delight flavour. You can however, also replace the rosewater with lemon.

Healing ingredients:

Cranberries: Native to North America, cranberries were traditionally used by Native Americans to treat kidney and bladder diseases. Later the berry, high in Vitamin C, was used to treat illnesses such as scurvy, and extracts of cranberry are still used to treat bladder infections and low Vitamin C levels.

Almonds: a wonder food for vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike, almonds provide a high source of calcium, protein and phosphorus. In the Ayurvedic tradition of preventative healing, almonds are considered to be a ‘sattvic’ – a food that promotes spiritual growth. Satvic foods are those which do not stimulate desire or nervous energy – they nourish the body without taxing the digestive system. Digesting food is one of the most onerous processes that the human body encounters, so when we overeat or eat overly stimulating foods, it creates feelings of drowsiness, heaviness and laziness.

Ingredients:

1 cup of raw pistachios

1 cup of dried cranberries

1 cup pulverised almonds

Juice and zest of 1 lemon

1 1/2 tbsp of rose-water

1 teaspoon lucuma powder

1/2 cup desiccated coconut – to dust

Method:

Combine all ingredients, apart from the coconut, in a blender and blend until sticky and well combined.

Spread the coconut on a wide plate

Roll the mixture into tablespoon sized balls, dust with coconut and chill in the fridge for 1 hour.

Enjoy! x