Happy Saturday! Here is the recipe for the protein ‘bliss balls’ that have been served in the meditation classes. Blissful to taste, blissful for your body … on a chilly day like today just pair with a hot cup of herbal tea!
½ cup brazil nuts
½ cup almond nuts
½ cup goji berries
½ cup pitted fresh medjool dates
½ cup coconut
1 Tbsp tahini
Large pinch sea salt
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp cardamon
2 Tbsp raw cacao powder
Process nuts in food processor or Thermomix.
Add remaining ingredients binding with approx 1 tablespoon of water until mixture becomes lumpy.
Roll into small balls. You may like to roll them in extra coconut or leave plain.
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Personally I like to use all organic ingredients and these balls are great as a snack to give you a boost mid-afternoon or whenever you need it!
Note about cacao powder – I always source the Arriba Nacional variety as this is nutrient rich as opposed to CCN51 that is fast grown cacao to satisfy demand but does not have the properties of established cacao trees. As with so many of these nutrient rich foods you need to be wary of hybrid forms that come about because they are faster to grow, resistant to disease when farmed and consequently far less nutritional. It pays to do your homework.