VANILLA AND COCONUT BLISS BALLS
(MAKES 12 – 15 BLISS BALLS)
Bliss balls are so handy to have ready to go in your fridge – whether you’re running out the door in the morning and don’t have time for breakfast, or you need an afternoon pick-me-up or even a pre or post-workout snack. These bliss balls are very close to our hearts, as they’re one of the first recipes we created when we started our cooking journey. While we have come a long way since then, bliss balls are the one thing we felt we could always get right! No baking required, just blending. If you find your bliss balls are too dry, simply add a little water and, if they’re too wet, add a little extra shredded coconut and almond meal.
• 1 cup (65g) shredded coconut • 1 tsp vanilla extract • 1⁄2 cup (60g) vanilla protein powder • 1⁄2 cup (80g) medjool dates, pitted, chopped • 1⁄2 cup (50g) almond meal • 1 tbsp coconut oil
1 Put all the ingredients in a food processor and mix on low speed. If the mixture is too dry to come together, add a dash of water. 2 Once the ingredients are completely combined and have formed a large ball in the food processor, switch off. 3 Roll the mixture into small balls with your hands (wet your hands with warm water before you start, to prevent the mixture sticking). Store in the fridge for up to 4 days.
NOTE: Almond meal is a fantastic substitute for regular flour. Almonds provide more calcium than any other nut.