Have you heard of bliss balls lately – well, they are everywhere in the shops, cafes etc. Bliss balls are a speedy, healthy snack that are wonderful to have in your fridge; fabulous to have in your freezer – AND nutritious! The basic recipe for bliss balls is so simple – only involving 4 ingredients – the main one being medjool dates. Now, you can scrimp & save and use boring dried & packaged dates. But, for a fabulous and exciting bliss ball – you MUST go medjool. They are plump & juicy and divine tasting. The other main ingredient is nuts. I’ve used pecans, walnuts, cashews, almonds, brazil nuts. You can vary the texture of your bliss balls by how finely you chop your nuts.
For these bliss balls, we have the medjool dates, cashews, raw maca and lucuma powder. For a little bit of information about raw maca it is an energising and revitalising super food. Lucuma powder is high in essential trace elements, antioxidants and is gluten free. It’s also of benefit to the immune system and tastes fabulous with a flavour similar to maple syrup or caramel.
Most people have a blender of nutri bullet in their homes. These are so easy – you just add all your ingredients into the blender, blitz & pulse. This is where you can add extra textures, so if you decide to hand cut your nuts you can then fold through to create more texture. Then you can roll the little bliss balls in different coatings such as hemp seeds, cacao powder, raw cacao nibs, coconut or bee pollen.
As you know I am passionate about my essential oils. The most recent combinations I’ve tried are spearmint & coconut, wild orange & cacao, peppermint & raw cacao nibs.
If you’d like more information about essential oils or how to purchase them, it’s www.mydoterra.com/giftofourearth.
1 cup cashews
3/4 cup dates
1 tbs lucuma powder
1 tbs raw maca
dash celtic sea salt
1 tbs coconut oil
Place all ingredients into your blender. Pulse until all combined. Shape into little balls of bliss and roll in your favourite delicious topping.
Let me know if you have a favourite personal bliss ball recipe, the combinations are endless.