Cashew magic! 

Cashew magic! 


These little bites of amazingness happened in 15 minutes and have an entire amount of 4 ingredients! Four………four!!!!!!! 

Talk about easy and quick snacks that remain rich in nutrients and are yummy and tasty and creamy and nutty and sweet!

I grew up in a house of snackers. We still do snack like crazy, and the saltier the better, cashew nuts reigned supreme in the nut snacking department, and they were covered in peri-peri or salt, or also as a sweet variety, in thick golden hard caramel. (Deeeeeeeelicious) 

But onto healthier trends and options…raw cashews are packed with energy, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, so in other words, a superseed with superseed powers to make you a superhuman! 

This recipe is quick, easy and, like I’ve said, it has four ingredients. 


2 cups of cashews 

12 large dates, pitted

1 cup of dried strawberries

2 tablespoons of vanilla extract 


In a food processors, add the cashews. 

Pulse until fairly “chopped” up. 

Now add the dates, one by one and keep the processor running, just work slowly, as the dates are tricky to get blended if you add then all at the same time. Now repeat the process with the strawberries. You will land up with a sticky crumbly cookie texture. Add the vanilla and give it one more mix. 

Shape into little bite size balls with your hands and store in the fridge. 

You could add about a 1/4 cup of coconut oil if you want, but I find that these are yummy and keep their shape really well. 

They really do taste like raw shortbread cookie mix, which is a major bonus as these are made without any processed product!!!!! BONUS! 


Mind over matter snacker 

Mind over matter snacker 

The mind is a powerful thing, and when it comes to food, we are creatures of habit. We stick to what we know, most times because it’s easy, other times because it’s just convenient. 

Breaking out of the mould, always takes some coaxing and most times, major effort. 

I’ve been experimenting with loads of new recipes, some fail (majorly), others are ok, and some are really REALLY amazing. 

A lot of these recipes are also what we now call “raw” – not as the raw that we think we know, an apple or carrot peeled and eaten won’t cut it guys. 

So the point is that with a little bit of creativity, a raw almond and raisin cookie, tastes just as good or even better than a shortbread cookie. Raw cacao is a brilliant addition to anything that you want to make chocolate, rice syrup is an amazing alternate to honey and sweetners. Hemp, chia, sesame seeds, nuts and even chickpeas are awesome boosters in sweet snacks, and having gluten free flour and brown rice flour in your pantry makes for amazing gluten free options. 

This mock “oatmeal and raisin” cookie is packed with protein in the form of almonds

Almonds are a nutritionally dense food, which make it a perfect snack for those trying to eat healthier. (Lifestyle change!) 

This recipe is delicious. It really really is tasty, sweet and yummy! It’s the perfect snack for lunch boxes (be careful with nut allergens) or just for on the go.


1 1/2 cups of almonds 

1/4 cup of rice syrup or honey 

2 tsp of vanilla paste 

1/4 cup of coconut oil (melted) 

1 TBSP of cinnamon 

1/4 tsp of salt 

1/2 cup of raisins 

Process the almonds in a food processor until it resembles course flour. 

Add all ingredients besides the raisins and pulse until combined. 

Transfer to a bowl and mix through the raisins. 

Shape then into cookies (keep your hands damp). 

Refrigerate for 1-2 hours….then eat!!! 

Store in the fridge. 

These won’t last. They are absolutely awesome! 

Recipe adapted from @therawtarian