A few days ago, Majda and I have organized a Yummy Tea Time and Discovery of the 6 tastes according to Ayurveda. It was a special event to make people discover our vegetarian healthy food and the ayurvedic approach to nutrition. The idea was quite simple: make the attendees identify the 6 tastes that Ayurveda speaks about - sweet, salted, sour, pungent, bitter, astringent -, by tasting some delicacies especially designed for this event. It was such an opportunity for us to let our creativity flows!
To illustrate the sweet taste, we prepared these little energy balls made of dried apricots and coconut powder. These little sweets are the perfect snack to give you an energy boost during a long working day. Apricots bring a slight and soft sweet taste and a smoothness that we usually don’t find in this type of balls, which are generally made of dried raisins or dates.
The combination with coconut is to us – and the participants agreed too! – a real success.
If you are not convinced yet, the easy instructions below and the few ingredients needed should help to make your mind!
165 g dried apricots
125 g shelled almonds
80 g coconut powder + 20g for coating
½ tsp cinnamon powder
1 tbsp coconut oil (optional)
In a food processor, first grind the almonds to a powder. Then add the other ingredients. Mix.
Make beautiful round balls. Roll the balls in the spared coconut powder. Keep in the fridge. Remove just before serving.