Combining nuts and dried fruit with flavours into balls is something that raw foodies and wholefood lovers often do as a sweet treat. I find the rolling of balls rather labour intensive and prefer the putting in a tray and cutting into square option easier. I have experimented with various recipes and come up with a recipe with easy to remember quantities that is easy to adapt with different flavours.
CADA is the world famous breakfast, snack or dessert dish by nutritionist Cyndi O'Meara. CADA stands for Coconut, Almonds, Dates and Apple.
Making CADA is so easy. Quarter an apple (Granny Smith is best) and put in handful each of pitted dates, shredded coconut and raw almonds. Put all ingredients in the thermomix bowl and use the turbo button 4-6 times - check the consistency as you go, but it should be in small bits without turning to mush. If you don't have a thermomix, a food processor with a pulse button should work. Alternatively chop by hand. The traditional recipe suggests adding natural yogurt - stir by hand or stir on reverse mode in the thermomix. Then top with fresh berries if you have some, and serve.
_Welcome to my recipe collection
__ Some tweaked, some created. These are recipes in my real world using fresh, seasonal ingredients, whatever is left in the fridge, being creative with leftovers and multi-tasking with the Thermomix, oven, stove and slow cooker. My recipes are all gluten-free and mostly dairy free.