Whoever said a girl can’t have it all needs to rethink that quote.
Winter and I have a love/hate relationship.
I love wearing my daggy soft dressing gown whilst sipping on a hot cup of organic cacao. I enjoy the sound of the rain hitting the roof at night and I find comfort in sleeping with my doona pulled up to my neck.
I don’t like fighting with myself to get out of my PJ’s in the morning and being cold whilst changing. I don’t enjoy having to leave the house when it’s raining and I don’t find it comforting having wet socks from the rain.
Unfortunately I can’t control the seasonal changes but I did use it to my advantage yesterday.
Although it was extremely chilly outside there also wasn’t a cloud in sight.
I was living proof that you really can have it all. In my old soft dressing gown, slippers and drinking hot cacao in the sun. This time I have won!
Apart from being in my dressing gown it felt like summer and reminded me of all the summer fruits and raw foods that I tend to eat more often in summer and it inspired me to make something fruity & summery to eat for a snack to lighten up my day but keeping in mind it still needs to be comforting because it is winter after all.
These little delights were delicious and exactly what I was craving.
Apart from being healthy, natural and tasty they are extremely easy to make.
Makes 15 balls
- 1 1/3 cup raw cashew nuts (soaked for 3-4 hours)
- 1 cup dried apricots (soaked for 1 hour)
- 1/3 cup desiccated coconut
- Process cashews until they are finely cut and transfer into a mixing bowl (make sure you don’t process into a butter)
- Process apricots until it is finely cut and transfer into the mixing bowl with the nuts
- With a spoon mix cashew’s and apricots together evenly
- Using a desert/teaspoon, scoop out mixture and form into round balls
- Lightly roll each ball in coconut and place in an air tight container
- Store in refrigerator
Thanks for your comments on the importance of connecting. Taking a minimum of 30 minutes a day to relax without any interruptions or guilt will really benefit you. I’d love to know how you’re progressing with the practice.