- Cashew 1 cup
- Small banana 1
- Grated coconut 1 ½ cup
- Maple syrup ¼ cup
Nuts are rich in proteins and healthy fats. They always provide benefits for our health and are so delicious. Cashew nuts are also rich in minerals like magnesium, potassium or phosphorus, just to mention a few. Coconut is a fruit rich in vitamins that improves the function of your cardiovascular system, prevents osteoporosis and is really great for diets and to fight stress. Bananas, even though they contain a lot of sugar they have a high nutrition value and are ideal for any diet. Being rich in fiber, vitamins and potassium, bananas improve your digestive system and your immune system. Imagine having all this advantages in a delicious dessert. Well, the recipe provided below has all these features and is easy and fast to make, ideal for parties o, or after a good meal. Prepare these balls, take advantage of all the benefits and enjoy their flavor.
To start, peel and cut the banana and place in a medium size bowl. Mash the banana very well, until you get a puree.
Prepare a tray with baking paper to put the coconut balls. With the help of a food processor or a coffee grinder, add and crush the cashew until obtaining the consistency of a fine flour. Proceed to add the cashew flour in another medium bowl. Add the maple syrup to the cashew flour and mix well. Proceed now to add the mashed banana and mix everything. Finally, add 1 cup of grated coconut. Put the rest of the grated coconut on a flat dish. Now mix everything together. Once the mixture is ready and has a sticky consistency, with the help of a spoon, take a portion of the mixture and make a balls, with the help of your fingers and palms. Coat the ball entirely using the grated coconut on the dish. Put now the ball in the tray, previously prepared with the wax paper. Repeat the steps 11, 12 and 13 until you use all the mixture. Place the tray in the refrigerator (for at least 1 hour) or in the freezer (in order to have a faster result. In the freezer it only takes about 15 minutes). You can keep them in the refrigerator, until ready to serve. Make sure they are hard before serving.
Finally, you are ready to enjoy these delicious little balls. These balls can be eaten raw but they can also be baked and are crispy and delicious.
Nutrition Facts Servings: 12 Amount per serving Calories 75 % Daily Value* Total Fat 4.2g 5% Saturated Fat 3.1g 15% Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 31mg 1% Total Carbohydrate 9.2g 3% Dietary Fiber 1.3g 5% Total Sugars 5.6g Protein 0.9g