VANILLA AND CO­CONUT BLISS BALLS

OK! (Australia) - - Body Special -

(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.

IN­GRE­DI­ENTS

• 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

METHOD

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.

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