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No-Sugar Raw Sweet Potato Cake Balls/ Soaked Almonds

14 Jun

Yet another one of my no added sugar desserts that I’ve made throughout my sugar detox. There will be many coming :)

Sweet potatoes are a great way to add sweetness without any extra sugar. Just like carrots, they are naturally sweet! Other sources of natural sugar that are great additions when wanting to stay away from the sugar–dried or fresh fruit! Figs, prunes, dates, and bananas are especially great for baking and cooking with no sugar.

With a couple girls putting on a sweet potato recipe contest, I knew I had to come up with something delicious and unique! And that is exactly what I did..and I won!

Have you ever hydrated your almonds? Yes, I just asked about keeping your almonds hydrated! When allowing your almonds to soak in water before eating them, they are much more digestible. You have to only soak as many as you will eat that day though, as they will go bad! This is what I mean by hydrated almonds..

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Those look mighty hydrated if you ask me! What are the benefits of doing this?

Why soak nuts, grains and seeds?
1. To remove or reduce phytic acid (combines with vital nutrients in digestive tract and inhibits absorbtion).
2. To remove or reduce tannins.
3. To neutralize the enzyme inhibitors.
4. To encourage the production of beneficial enzymes.
5. To increase the amounts of vitamins, especially B vitamins.
6. To break down gluten and make digestion easier.
7. To make the proteins more readily available for absorption.
8. To prevent mineral deficiencies and bone loss.
9. To help neutralize toxins in the colon and keep the colon clean.
10. To prevent many health diseases and conditions.

So I used soaked almonds in this sweet potato cake balls recipe!

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Sweet Potato Cake Balls
-1/2 cup dates, soaked overnight in water (in fridge)–Keep the water from these! It’ll be a sweet, syrup flavor that you can use instead of sweeteners for other things :)
-1/4 cup almonds, soaked overnight in water (in fridge)
-1/2 raw sweet potato
-1/2 zucchini, sliced
-2T ground flax-seed
-1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
-1 tsp vanilla extract and cinnamon
-1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or cloves, ginger, and nutmeg)
Directions: Remove dates and almonds from water after soaking. Puree all ingredients in food processor until sticky enough to form into balls. If too wet, add more flax-seed or a little bit of coconut flour. If too dry, add some of the “syrup” from date-soaked water. Form into balls. Roll in extra coconut. Enjoy!

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