Well, the actual recipe name for this is “Blackberry Nut Clusters,” but I’ve been calling them “Blackberry Balls,” and now I can’t stop.
This recipe is from Coach Karen, who is one of the coaches at Crossfit Fort Vancouver (*my* Crossfit gym). Joining Crossfit was one of the greatest transformational points in my life. The coaches there showed me how to exercise. I actually exercise less today than I did three years ago. And my body composition has changed – I am much more muscle-y. Karen rings the bell for nutrition, and no reasonable person can argue against her. She is strong and awesome. She has a blog with an extensive collection of real food recipes.
So here’s one of them:
This took literally 10 minutes to make and was very refreshing. I did use a bit more coconut than she listed, and I added a 1/2 teaspoon of salt. I took this to a party, and it was a hit. I liked this so much, I bought more almonds to make more Blackberry Balls for another party next weekend!
As for cost – blackberries are cheap (if not free!), so the real cost is the nuts. Freezer-friendly? Seems likely, but I doubt you would freeze these!