Snack Happy With Bliss Balls
What a better way to be kinder to yourself than by snacking happy. Treats that are deeply nourishing and, more importantly, bring an instant smile to your face.
I just happen to believe that bliss balls are the healthiest and yummiest snacks in the whole wide world.
Bliss balls are easy to make (I promise)
There’s no cooking, no fussing and no lengthy preparation time. They are literally a no-brainer. Children could even make them.
Simply throw your ingredients into the blender, whiz away and then roll into balls. Some bliss ball recipes don’t even use a blender – simply chop, mix and roll.
Recipe One: Chocolate (cacoa) and Cashew Bliss Ball: 1/2 to 1 cup of cashews blended until smooth ( or you can cheat and buy cashew butter)
2 tablespoons of agave nectar (a natural sweetener extracted from the Mexican agave plant) or swap for honey or rice syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 – 8 dates (to your taste)
2 tablespoons organic cacoa
Optional: roll in coconut
Recipe two: Coconut and Almond Bliss ball:
1 cup of raw almonds
1/2 cup of sunflower kernels
A small handful of pitted dates
A small handful of sultanas
2 – 4 tablespoons of honey
Roll in desiccated coconut (what the heck, add some coconut into the bliss ball as well)
Recipe three: Sesame Bliss Balls:
I borrowed this recipe from Deepak Chopra’s newsletter. Deepak explains that the sesame bliss balls promote a healthy digestion and purify the body – mind.
1 cup toasted sesame seeds, ½ cup golden raisins or regular raisins, 2 teaspoons ground ginger powder, 2 inches fresh ginger root peeled and chopped, 2 teaspoons ground cumin, 1½ teaspoons ground cardamom, 2½ tablespoons ghee (clarified butter) – I use and prefer ghee most of the time for my cooking.
Recipe four: Tahini Bliss balls:
These are one of my favourites: bliss balls with a rougher surface. The best part is no blender.
1 cup of rolled oats
1/2 cup of tahini
1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
2 – 4 tablespoons of honey
My Secret To Yummy Bliss Balls:
Quality ingredients. Quality ingredients. Quality ingredients
Organic is best with pesticide free being second best. The taste is better and the nutritional value higher.
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About the author
Claire Bell is the health and wellbeing editor of Midlifexpress.