Almond Date Balls

A delicious dessert for a sweet tooth or when expecting some people for dinner like I do tonight. No cooking is required and it takes only around 20 minutes to prepare. It is vegan, gluten free and dairy free. The way to go :).



  • 1/3 cup of dried and unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split and scrapped
  • 8-10 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup dried pineapple pieces
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries


  1. Add coconut to jar (Blendtec WildSide jar) and press “Pulse” 4-6 times. Put onto a plate and set aside for later.
  2. Add almonds, salt, and vanilla bean seeds to jar and secure lid and press “Speed Up” to Speed 1 for 20 seconds.
  3. Add dates and pineapple to jar and press “Pulse” 4-6 times until desired texture is reached. Use a spatula to move things in the centre if needed.
  4. Stir in the cranberries.
  5. Roll into one inches balls and roll in coconut.
  6. Store covered in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Recipe source: “Fresh Blends” Blendtec, 2012.


About Naturopathy by Savvas Ioannides
Savvas Ioannides is a Naturopathic, Herbal and GAPS Diet practitioner who studied at Nature Care College in Sydney. Savvas uses holistic and natural therapies including Herbal remedies and Nutrition to boost your vitality and help you achieve optimum levels of health.

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