I too have become conscious of our carbon footprint and how it impacts the world.
The increased effects of global warming are because of the advancement of science and human development. This is not a bad thing, we should really be celebrating how far we’ve come since the beginning of time, but today we’re beginning to abuse our resources and over consume.
I’m sure you’ve seen all over the web the push for reducing plastic. I too have ‘jumped on that bandwagon’, as I really believe we can suppress and potentially reverse climate change.
I’ve made many small changes here and there, including making my own plant-based mylks. (See how I make my own mylks here using the brilliant Almond Cow.)
Homemade plant-based mylks taste a whole lot better than the store bought varieties and far more nutritionally dense too, however the only issue people sometimes face, is what to do with the leftover nut pulp?
Here I’ve created a recipe, Mocha Balls using leftover almond mylk pulp. These beauties are a mouthwatering sweet treat and pair perfectly with your tea, coffee or as a post dinner treat.
If you don’t have almond mylk pulp on hand, I’ve listed another alternative, see below.
Love Alex, Ballerina Bites. Xx
PS: Be sure to tag me @ballerina_bites so I can see your wonderful recreations!
2 cup coconut flakes, untoasted or toasted
½ cup coconut sugar
¼ cup cacao powder
2 tsp coffee powder or granules
¼ tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
1 batch of almond mylk pulp (from 1 cup almonds)
100g dairy free chocolate of choice
In a food processor, process coconut flakes until a paste.
Add coconut sugar, cacao powder, coffee, vanilla, salt and blend until combined.
Add almond mylk pulp and process until a ball is formed.
Roll dough into ½ tbsp balls.
Allow balls to firm in the fridge.
Meanwhile melt chocolate in the microwave or over a double boiler.
Once melted, coat balls in chocolate and place on a lined tray.
Repeat the process until all balls are covered in chocolate.
Allow balls to set in the fridge for a further 20mins before enjoying.
Note* Please allow the pulp to drain in the almond cow basket so no excess liquid remains before creating the recipe.
** If you don’t have almond mylk pulp on hand, substitute with 1 cup almond meal and 3-4 tbsp water.
Makes 24 balls