What You'll Need
350g fresh strawberries
75g desiccated coconut
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp jam
50g ground almonds / sunflower seeds ( optional if mixture too wet )
extra coconut for coating / 50g dark chocolate melted.
Spatula / spoon
How to Do It
Power Ball Time
- 1Blitz the strawberries in the food processor until they form a juicy pulp.
- 2Scrape down the edges of the bowl .
- 3Add in all other ingredients . Blitz until a paste if formed. About 2 minutes.
- 4Cover with cling film and chill in the fridge for a minimum of an hour.
- 5Using a teaspoon scoop out some mixture . Dip hands in some cold water and roll into a ball shape.
Roll in desiccated coconut.
Chill until firm, pop into freezer bags and freeze.
Put them in lunch box frozen and they are perfect by lunch time.
Ok, let me explain a couple of things about this recipe :
- They do not have an overly strong strawberry flavour (rather than strawberry lollipop intensity they taste more like a strawberry smoothie if that makes sense ) but are really delicious enough to be accepted and loved by kids.
- To add an extra element of strawberry flavour you could add or coat the power balls in freeze-dried strawberries. Holland & Barrett sells them – a little pricey but worth it.
- Strawberries at this time of year are not naturally sweet enough so they need a little help – I have added some honey for natural sweetness and the jam adds a little “oommph” to the flavour and sweetness.
- These are nut free and to keep them that way use some sunflower seeds instead of ground almonds. The reason I included this in the recipe is depending on the berries ( seasonality / quality / freshness etc.) they may need a little something to soak up potential excess moisture or alternatively they may be quite dry and need some water.