Raw Mojito Drops

3 years ago

Since it's been getting warmer, I've been craving after dinner desserts like no other! Anything sweet and chewy is fair game. I've had my fair share of Lemon Cashew Drops lately, but I was craving something different last night, something risque.

Then I remembered a recipe I created for Lori a couple of weeks ago. And with that I was off to the kitchen to whip up a batch. Oh how I've missed thee.

 

Raw Mojito Drops

Vegan, Gluten free, Dairy free, Sugar free, Yeast free  

Yield: 8 dried fruit drops  

These fruit and nut balls make for a perfect [simple] sunny afternoon snack.

Ingredients
  • 10 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • zest of one lime
Directions

In a food processor, chop almonds until they’re the size of the eraser end of a pencil. Remove from food processor bowl and set aside.

Place remaining ingredients in the food processor and combine until dates are fully mashed [you'll know when it's ready when the dates clump together in one large ball] Add almonds back in and pulse quickly, just until incorporated.

Grab a scoop at a time [about a tablespoon size or a bit bigger] and roll into balls. Place completed balls on a freezer safe plate. Repeat with remaining dough. Place balls in the freezer for 5-10 minutes, remove and enjoy!

I like to keep them in the freezer for quick access. I prefer them cold, but they’re just as tasty at room temperature and will hold their form well. 

Like I said, I have a race tomorrow. The last one before my half marathon in August. Jess kindly reminded me a couple of days ago that I still haven't written a review of the amphiod hydration belt I bought for my first 10k. So without further adieu, let's get down to business!  

Company: Amphipod  

Product: Customized hydration belt

  • 2 - 8oz. SnapFlask modules
  • 2 -10.5oz. SnapFlask modules
  • 1 - SnapPod module
  • 1 - Ballistic Endurance pouch

Price: 87.04USD Pros

  • I love that there are elastic bands on the outside of the endurance pouch. The elastics can hold energy bars, bricks, or glasses - not ideal, but works when you're in a pinch.
  • The endurance pouch can fit my iPhone + a snack.
  • Versatile spaces. When I run 10km, I use the two 8oz. water bottles, when I run my 1/2 I'll probably do two 10.5oz. and one 8oz. When I get to marathon, I'll carry 3 bottles and the SnapPod for snacks!
  • The belt is a perfect fit. I called the company, gave them my measurements, and they suggested a belt for me.
  • It's secured with strong Velcro so you don't feel like the belt is going to go anywhere when you're running. It doesn't bounce up and down, or shift at all.
  • The band is elastic, so it's comfortable.
  • Practically weightless. Doesn't feel like you're wearing a belt at all. No word of a lie here. I wear it around my hips and am amazed at how little it bothers me.

Cons

  • The bottles are a bit challenging to remove from the belt when in motion, but it just takes practice to figure out. From my experience, putting your thumb in the top groove, twisting, drinking, snapping back on is the best approach.
  • The Velcro on the belt will ruin certain sport tops with snags, so be careful!

Keeping the price in mind, I wouldn't have ordered this belt had it not been recommended by a friend. But, I needed something, and Amphipod was nice enough to walk me through the process, explain everything in detail, and well, I'm a sucker for good customer service + stellar customer reviews.

All in all, I'm extremely happy with my purchase and would recommend the Amphipod belt for anyone looking for a high quality hydration belt.

Have a fabulous day!

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