Kamilla Omarzay describes her relationship with food quite simply.
“I am and have always been a lover of all kinds of delicious food, even though I have suffered from all sorts of digestive problems, including bloating, heartburn, and stomach cramps. In 2015 I found out I was intolerant to a long list of food including wheat, dairy, and sugar. It was obviously very challenging to suddenly completely change my diet.”
However, fate leant a hand when, trawling through Facebook, Kamilla came across a recipe for delicious-looking coconut, date, and almond balls made with all natural ingredients. They were a revelation! “The more I experimented with different ingredients and free-from recipes, the more I continued to be amazed that for every naughty food craving, there is a natural, good-for-you answer,” she explains.
“Then, in January 2016, I was ready to share the good news: eating clean does not mean missing out on the best things in life. This is when The Snack Society was born.
“All our recipes are free from gluten, dairy, soy, refined sugar, additives, and preservatives. We use coconut, buckwheat, tapioca, arrowroot, almond, and oat as flour substitutes; maple syrup, honey, dates, date syrup, and coconut sugar in place of refined sugar, and coconut oil instead of butter, margarine, and other oils.”
The Snack Society launched its first range of products at the end of January 2019, featuring a selection of Energy Balls in five different flavours – Almond & Cacao, Hazelnut & Cacao, Pistachio & Date, Cashew & Raisin, and Peanut Butter & Oats. Better still, this entire range can be ordered online on www.thesnacksociety.com and delivered all over the UAE. Moreover, they will soon be available in retail stores too!
No wonder Kamilla has picked up the titles of Visionary of the Year’ at the Women of the Year Awards 2018; ‘Social Media Rising Star’ at the Social Media Awards 2017 hosted by Stylist Magazine; and ‘Best Content Award’ at the Influencer Awards 2019 hosted by Cosmopolitan Middle East.
What’s more, she has been kind enough to provide her recipe for a quick, easy, yummy, healthy and not to mention popular snack, just for the readers of Education UAE!
Ingredients for the base:
- 1 1/2 cup firmly packed dates
- 3 tbsp peanut butter
- 4 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla powder
- 1 heaped tbsp cacao powder
- 1/2 cup coconut cream
- 2 1/2 cups roasted peanuts
Ingredients for the chocolate layer:
- 1/2 cup cacao powder
- 1/4 cup honey
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp water
Ingredient for the topping:
- Crushed peanuts
In a food processor, mix the dates, cacao powder, coconut oil, coconut cream, peanut butter, and vanilla powder until the mixture becomes creamy and smooth. Add the peanuts and pulse a few times so that the peanuts remain chunky.
Line a baking tray (I use a 21 x 21cm) with baking paper; put the mixture in the tray and even it out with the back of a spoon. Freeze the mixture for about 2-3 hours.
While the mixture is in the freezer, start making the chocolate layer by mixing all the ingredients with a whisk, until a smooth chocolaty topping forms.
Spread the chocolate on top of your mixture and top with crushed nuts.
Leave the Snickers tray in the freezer for a further hour so that the chocolate sets.
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