Energy Bliss Balls

 

Someone asked me a couple of days ago what is my best, go-to, snackable food for when I get the munchies? I didn’t hesitate in my reply that these Bliss Balls are my constant obsession and for good reason! What’s not to love when they take less than 5 minutes to make, are supercharged with pick-me-up ingredients and are incredibly reliable at boosting energy and mojo?

I usually make a batch of bliss balls every week and often change the ingredients around to whatever I have on hand. No almonds or cashews? Swap in walnuts or hazelnuts. No linseed? Swap in chia or sunflower seeds. Out of maca? Swap in your favourite protein powder. It’s as easy as that. I’m sure you get the idea. I think being such a versatile snack is another reason why they are so hugely popular.

My favourite snack ball

My favourite snack ball

These bliss balls go down equally well at any time of the day, be it pre or post a run or workout, right before an exam or deadline, or whenever I’m craving an energy boost. If I see my boys pop one in their mouth as they simultaneously put one in their lunchboxes I am more than happy, knowing the energy kick it will provide for both brain and body. Yes, being real, super-clean food that is not pre-packaged and processed means this can be an all-rounder snack that’s easy to transport and eat anytime!

And the best part? These gluten-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free balls of bliss are so jam-packed with nutrients that even just one ball can leave you feeling satisfied, content and not be tempted to leave your hand in the cookie jar. Go on, you’re worth it.

Bliss balls in constant demand

You’ll need a thermomix or food processor to blend all of the ingredients just so. Look forward to creating bliss balls with a beautifully rich, dense texture.

Energy Bliss Balls

 Ingredients

30g / ¼ cup almonds or cashew

12 Medjool dates, seeds removed

30g / ¼ cup flax/linseed seeds

30g / ¼ cup sesame seeds

20g / ¼ cup raw cacao

½ teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon vanilla powder or extract

pinch of sea salt

¾ teaspoon maca powder

desiccated coconut

Thermomix Instructions

  • Place nuts in TM bowl and blend 10 seconds/speed 9
  • Add all other ingredients and blend 20 seconds/speed 9 or until a dough forms
  • With damp hands roll the mixture into balls, roll again in desiccated coconut and either pop in the freezer for 20 minutes or straight into the fridge to set for a few hours

Food Processor Instructions

  • Place nuts into bowl and blend on a high speed until a nut powder has formed
  • Add all other ingredients and blend on a high speed until you have a nice dough consistency
  • With damp hands roll the mixture into balls, roll again in desiccated coconut and either pop in the freezer for 20 minutes or straight into the fridge to set for a few hours

These will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for 2 weeks and are the perfect snack to keep energy levels boosted and spirits high

Makes 10 – 12

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