I’m making and eating bliss balls so often that it was about time to give them the proper recipe post they deserve. These raw vegan bliss balls are generously nutritious, easy to make, gluten free and, most importantly, refined sugar free. Only wholesome ingredients that nourish your body and tackle those sweet cravings in a healthy way.
If you feel like preparing something healthy and delicious, but don’t really want to spend the whole day in the kitchen, these protein bliss balls are the best solution. Or maybe you have some guests coming over and want to have something for their sweet tooth? There are simply so many situations they turn so useful for. I normally enjoy one or two in the morning whenever I hurry to catch my train to work.
Did I mention it only takes 15 minutes to prepare them?
1 cup raw or roasted unsalted almonds
2/3 cups coconut flakes
2/3 cups ground flax seeds
1 cup pitted dates (soaked in water for at least 2 hours)
1/3 cup raw cacao powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp flaky salt (optional)
- `Add all ingredients in a food processor and blend on mid speed until well combined. If you feel the mixture is too dry to stick (this mostly depends on the dates), you can add a little bit of almond or coconut milk. Or even an extra liquid natural sweetener of your preference (maple syrup or honey). To check if it’s ready, the dough should not fall apart when you stick it with your fingers.
- Scoop the dough into a tablespoon sized ball and press it tightly between your two palms until it’s rolled into a nicely shaped ball.
- Spread some coconut flakes or pistachio on a plain plate and roll the balls to decorate them nicely.
- Ideally leave them in the fridge for at least 1 hour before serving. They can be stored in an airtight container for about a week.
So cheers to bliss balls, the most delicious and nutritious way to get a quick snack or desert ready. The nutrition facts are per serving size and do not consider all mentioned optionals.