Saturday, 11 February 2012

Chia Seed & Coconut Bliss Balls

Ooooh I love a Bliss Ball - there are so many different varieties around and they're so easy to whip up - crikey 5 minutes and you can have a whole plate full created in front of you.  The beauty of these healthy little balls masquearding as a truffle is their healthy ingredients, their dainty size and energy packed punch.

Im visiting a friend tomorrow who has just had her third baby girl.  What do you take a woman who is a fitness and health freak, already has two beautiful girls and a mountain of friends and family who have undoubtably showered her with beautiful baby gifts ?  I know, something for HER.  Healthy beautiful Bliss balls - easy to nibble to keep energy levels up between breastfeeds.

I had a good look in the cupboards plenty of beautiful dried fruits.  You need something thats going to form a sticky and sweet base and dates are perfect.  Sultanas, dried cranberries, figs anything you can find is good.  You can also add other exciting ingredients to add a little moisture such as peanut butter (assuming no allergies), apple concentrate, honey etc.  Seeds or nuts are also great for texture and crunch - almonds, sesame seeds, macadamias whatever you have to hand - I had Chia Seeds.

Heres the recipe blend I made today and after having nibbled three of them myself this arvo for lunch can honestly say they are gooooood.

3/4 Cup pitted Dates
8 pitted dried Prunes
1/2 Cup Craisins (dried cranberries)
1/2 Cup Sultanas
1/4 Cup Chia Seeds
1/4 Cup  Dessicated Coconut in mix
3 Tablespoons Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter
1 Tablespoon Manuka Honey
1 Tablespoon Apple Concentrate
Dessicated Coconut to roll balls in to coat them.

  1. Place all ingredients into your food processor and blitz until a smooth paste forms and it pulls together nicely.  If too wet add more coconut.  It needs to be able to form a firm ball but not be 'wet'.
  2. Make teaspoon sized balls of mixture rolled into balls, then place in a plastic bag filled with a little coconut and shake to coat.  
  3. Place the coated balls in individual mini cupcake wrappers and refrigerate.

Voila !

Healthy, Energy Packed and brimming with fibre and goodness.  This recipe will make between 16-24 balls depending on the size you roll them.

Store them in the fridge - perfect with a cuppa.


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