Bliss balls make a great choice for a healthy pick me up, an after dinner sweet or even as a quick breakfast option when you may be short on time. They are full of fibre, good quality fats, high in protein, healthy carbs and contain some handy minerals and vitamins. And if you are looking to incorporate some more nuts and seeds into your eating plan, well they have you covered! If you make these balls, make a large batch and keep them in the fridge. They go great with a herbal tea or long black coffee. The spice mix in this recipe is from Graina which is located at Moonee Ponds Central - don't worry if don't have the spice mix, either leave it out or put in some other fresh spices you think you may like as a substitute!
¾ cup chia seeds
1 cup pepitas
1 cup sunflower seeds
¼ cup sesame seeds
5 medjool dates (can use up to 10 if you prefer, but i honestly think its good with 5)
¾ cup coconut oil (unrefined virgin coconut oil) + ¼ cup of ghee or butter if not dairy intolerant
3 tablespoons bliss ball spice mix (optional but recommended!)
½ cup organic cacao powder
1 heaped teaspoon of vanilla powder
1 tablespoons cinnamon powder (increase to 2 if not using spice powder)
⅓ cup goji berries
Pinch of ground cloves
Pinch of himalayan salt
Optional: 2 tablespoons of raw honey or rice malt syrup
How do I prepare this?
Place pepitas, sunflower, sesame seeds and ½ cup of the chia seeds in powerful blender. I like to make my mix quite smooth like breadcrumbs, but if you want it a little lumpier that will work too!
Melt your coconut oil and ghee.
To your ground seed mix add in and mix together the remaining chia seeds, bliss ball spice mix (if using), cacao powder, vanilla powder, cinnamon, goji berries and salt.
Add coconut oil/ghee to the dry mixture and mix through.
The mixture needs to be wet enough to be able to roll into balls and keep their shape. They will set nicely in the fridge because the coconut oil/ghee in the mixture will harden
If you are running short on time, press the mixture into a tin and make it up as a slice.
I have made this recipe up in bliss ball weights of 30 and 40 grams, which makes a good snack serving.
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