Cherry Ripe Bliss Balls

Raw, vegan, cherry ripe bliss balls. Made simply with a base of almonds, walnuts, dates and coconut oil. This recipe is quick, easy and deliciously satisfying. With the addition of protein powder, not only are these cherry ripe bliss balls a guilt-free snack, but a regulator of energy by balancing blood sugar levels, and keeping you full. These make for an excellent afternoon snack or dessert, or lunchbox addition.

*makes 8-12 balls depending on the size you make them

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 4 pitted dates
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tbsp cacao
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup
  • 1 cup dried cherries


DIRECTIONS

  1. Place all ingredients into your blender or food processor
  2. Blend until all combined.
  3. Roll out into balls and refrigerate.


HEALTH BENEFITS

Almonds, walnuts and protein powder make these a high protein snack. Protein is essential for energy production and the balancing our blood sugar levels.

Cacao is rich in magnesium. Did you know that a magnesium deficiency can present as chocolate cravings? A great way to boost magnesium levels through food as medicine. Magnesium is important for all aspects of nervous system function and can support nervous tension.

These nuts, dates and cherries provide you with an excellent source of dietary fibre. This supports healthy bowel movements, and a sense of satiety.

Agave syrup should be watched in those who are fructose intolerant, but can easily be switched for a sweetener of your choice. We chose unrefined, dark agave syrup as it’s mineral rich, low GI, and you don’t need a lot to get a sweet flavour!

If that afternoon sugar craving is calling you, these bliss balls are the perfect way to satisfy that itch. The combination of protein, fibre and healthy fats are all you need to balance those blood sugar levels.

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