{meatless monday} — “amazeballs” – a new year’s resolution-kinda snack you can enjoy 7-days a week!

31 Dec

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a new year is ahead of us. {hooray!} this means a lot of different things to a lot of different people.  for me, it means manifesting only good things derived from light, happiness, peace, honesty, community, harmony, respect, and most of all – LOVE. because that’s just how it has to be… and it will be.

and for a lot of people, new year’s resolutions are a common theme – many of which include things like “living a healthier lifestyle” or “eating better” and the like.  so in the spirit of new beginnings and living a healthier, simpler, easier life – here is a recipe i came up with a couple weeks ago that will blow your taste-buds away.  they’ll want to be calling more buds and be like, “dude, you gotta try this!”

easy. healthy. simple. delicious.

that’s how i roll. just like these “amazeballs” – and they’re sweet and savory – like me 😉

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– 1 pound pitted organic dates

– 1 heaping tablespoon fresh-ground almond butter

– 1 hefty squeeze of local honey

– crushed pistachios

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shell your pistachios.  or buy them shelled and save some time.. set them aside for later…

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in a food processor, toss in dates, almond butter, and honey…

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pulse for a moment to break up ingredients, then turn on and grind together until well-blended.

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i used the back of a soup-spoon to smash the pistachios into a crumbled pile of deliciousness…

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then, roll mixture into quarter-sized balls and cover in aforementioned green-goodness… {don’t you like how i always get the colour in there ;)}

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put your pistachio-date-ball creations on a plate and leave them in the fridge overnight or longer. i recommend keeping them uncovered, as it keeps the pistachios crunchier. they are way better served chilled, in my opinion. though, you could certainly leave them at room temp…i just feel like the texture of the dates when chilled far surpasses…

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people are going to gobble these up!  i brought them to work for the holidays, and my boss ate like 9 of them in about 3 minutes… hA!

packed with magnesium and potassium {from dates}, heart-healthy good fats {from pistachios}, b-vitamins and amino acids {from honey}, protein and calcium {from almond butter}, and a myriad of other healthy vitamins and minerals – this is a snack for all ages, and it’s easy and fun to make and keeps great in the fridge!  ideal for active lifestyles, too – healthy carbohydrates to replenish you and fuel you for more.

hey, happy new era!

it’s a time for change – and i don’t mean penny-style change.  i mean like three quarters, two dimes, and a nickel, plus a huge wave of tremendous love kind-of-change.  and an extra penny for good luck. 🙂

and it won’t hurt to be eating healthy, nutrient-dense, easy-to-make, delicious snacks to help you feel even more vibrant and promote your overall well-being.  and these “amazeballs” are sure to hit all those marks.

and they are seriously… well, amazeballs.

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8 Responses to “{meatless monday} — “amazeballs” – a new year’s resolution-kinda snack you can enjoy 7-days a week!”

  1. Our Growing Paynes December 31, 2012 at 9:22 am #

    Love it! I’ll have to make these for my parents who look for vegan recipes.

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  2. anthony0358 December 31, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

    oh what a cool way to start the year

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  3. aspiringimagesbyrachel January 4, 2013 at 9:31 am #

    Oh, that seriously sounds delicious. I love dates but get tired of just eating them plain, so this is great.

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    • cooking with audrey January 4, 2013 at 10:06 am #

      thank you so much for commenting! if you try them, let me know how you like them. i get lots of good feedback, and i just LOVE them 🙂 have a great day!

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  4. seitanworshiper January 21, 2013 at 10:48 pm #

    Reblogged this on seitan worshiper.

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    • cooking with audrey January 23, 2013 at 12:27 am #

      hey lady thanks so much for the reblog! this is one of my favourite creations to date – hope you try and enjoy!!! 🙂

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      • seitanworshiper January 23, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

        I can’t wait to make them!!! I looove pistachios and cherries together, I might add dried cherries too!!

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