No-Nasties 2-Step Bliss Balls

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Nothing beats a snack, dessert, or breakfast addition that’s actually good for you! It’s not that easy to find preservative-free, sugar-free treat-foods at the shops (don’t be fooled even by some of the ones in the health food section), so the best way to make sure you’re eating clean, nutrient-dense, toxin-free foods is to make it yourself!

I LOVE bliss balls for several reasons:

  1. They are SO easy to make: - the easiest base is 1 cup nuts/seeds to 1 cup dried fruit (dates, apricots, figs etc) then you can add anything else for nutrition and flavour

  2. It literally takes 2 steps - 1) add ingredients to your blender or food processor, and 2) roll into balls. Whalla!

  3. They taste delish…so delish it’s often hard to stop at one!

  4. They can be a snack when needed, a kids lunch box addition, a sweet treat after a meal, or an addition to your breakfast.

  5. You can be so creative with what’s in them, so the variety of flavours is endless!

Here’s my top 5 favourite Bliss Ball recipes!

The recipes are:

  • Gluten free

  • Refined sugar free

  • Dairy free

  • Soy free

  • Whole food plant based

  • Protein-rich

  • Include healthy fats


Golden Bliss Balls

[Coconut, Lemon & Turmeric]

Makes roughly 25 balls

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INGREDIENTS

Zest of 2 lemon skins

Juice of 2 lemons

1 cup raw almonds

1 cup pitted dates (ideally Medjool dates)

1 cup desiccated coconut

1 scoop of Earthera Turmeric Latte protein powder

1/3 - 1/2 cup of coconut oil

1/3 - 1/2 cup of honey or rice malt syrup

1/2 cup of extra desiccated coconut for rolling the balls in

Step 1: Add all ingredients except extra coconut to a food processor and blend until crumbly and sticky. A little tip I learnt from Nicole Joy’s Eat Dessert For Breakfast book to test if the mixture is ready is to pinch a bit of the mixture between your fingers - if it holds it’s shape it is ready. If not, add a tablespoon of water/oil and blend again until mixture holds its shape when you pinch it.

Step 2: Wet your hands, roll about a tablespoon of mixture into a ball, then coat with extra coconut (the best way I’ve found is to put the coconut in a small bowl and roll the ball around in it).

Carrot Cake Bliss Balls

Makes roughly 12 medium balls

INGREDIENTS

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1/2 cup of pitted dates (softened in boiling water for 5 minutes, then drained) 

1/2 cup of sultanas (softened in boiling water for 5 minutes, then drained) 

1 cup of rolled oats (or quinoa flakes if you need a gluten free option)

1 cup of grated/diced carrots 

1/2 cup of almonds

1/4 tsp of cinnamon

1/4 tsp of nutmeg

Step 1: Combine ingredients in a food processor and blend until sticky.

Step 2: Roll into balls with about 1.5 tablespoons of mixture per ball. The balls will firm up in the fridge. 

Choc-Mint Bliss Balls

Makes roughly 15 balls

1 cup of raw almonds

1/2 cup of pitted dates

2 Tbs of carob powder

1 Tbs of chia seeds

2 Tbs of rice malt syrup

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2 Tbs of coconut oil

3 drops of essential peppermint oil

Step 1: Add ingredients to a food processor and blend until mixture is sticky.

Step 2: Roll into balls about 1 tablespoon of mixture in size. You can roll in extra carob powder or desiccated coconut if you like.

Choc-Peanut Butter Bliss Balls

Makes roughly 12 medium balls

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1 Tbs of carob powder

12 dates, pitted

1 tsp of rice malt syrup

3 Tbs of peanut butter 

1 tsp of coconut oil

3/4 cup of almonds

Step 1: Add ingredients to a food processor and blend until mixture is sticky.

Step 2: Roll into balls about 1 tablespoon of mixture in size. Roll in desiccated coconut or carob powder if you like.

Cranberry Protein Bliss Balls

Makes roughly 18 medium balls

1 cup of dried cranberries (softened in hot water for 5 minutes)

1 cup of hemp seeds

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2 Tbs of honey, raw

1/2 cup of almonds

1/2 cup of pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

Step 1: Add ingredients to a food processor and blend until mixture is sticky.

Step 2: Roll into balls about 1 tablespoon of mixture in size.

Enjoy! I would love to hear what you think if you try one of the recipes :)