I love Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica), it has so many potential uses in drinks, savoury and dessert recipes.
Recently I gathered some young nettle tips, new growth that had appeared after the council had done some recent strimming.
Remembering the recipes I used to create when I was a raw food vegan back on the mid 1980s; I thought that I would try and recreate an old recipe from a booklet I wrote from those dietary exploration days called ‘Biogenic Nutrition: A Living Foods Lifestyle‘.
This is the result; a nourishing raw, sugar free energy lifting nettle sweet recipe.
Nettle Sweet Recipe: Ingredients
- 30g fresh nettle tips
- 100g organic dried dates
- 50g pumpkin seeds
- 1tsp kelp powder
- 1tsp coconut oil
Nettle Sweet Recipe: Suggested Instructions
- In a food processor, blitz the nettle until it is finely minced.
- Next add the dates and pumpkin seeds, and pulse until fine.
- Now add the kelp powder and coconut oil, and process until the whole mixture turns into a ball in the bowl of the food processor.
- Spoon out a teaspoon of mixture and roll into balls in the palms of your hands. Place on a dish and refrigerate. Eat when ready.
Makes: 10 portions