Bliss Ball Boost
Hey Spark Fam!
So in our last blog about Chocolate Fruit we posted a photo featuring some delish looking chocolate bliss balls. You've asked for the recipe, so here it is!
You'll hear us say over and over that a healthy lifestyle is not about feeling like you're stuck on a diet that sucks. It's about balance, healthy swaps and enjoying food that you love.
You know when it hits 3pm and you're dying around looking for something sweet?
That's where these little beauties come in...
Choc Bliss Balls
100g chopped walnuts or cashews
2 tablespoons linseeds or sunflower seeds
170g medjool dates, pitted and chopped
100g dried apricots or figs, chopped
100g prunes, pitted and chopped
1 tbsp tahini or salt reduced peanut butter
2 tbsp raw cacao powder or cocoa powder
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoon honey
100g desiccated coconut, for coating
Option: Training? Add a tablespoon of chocolate/vanilla/natural protein powder when adding the cinnamon to get in some extra protein, or for a boost before a workout.
Step 1: Combine the walnuts, almonds and seeds in a food processor and whiz until fine.
Step 2: Add the dates, apricots and prunes and whiz again until smooth.
Step 3: Add the tahini, cacao powder, cinnamon and honey and whiz for two minutes, or until the mixture starts to form in to a ball.
Step 4: Divide mixture in to golf ball sized portions and roll in to balls.
Step 5: Roll in the coconut, and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Tip: Freezing them and taking one out at a time to defrost for your snack also helps with portion control!
All done! Don't forget to tag us to show us your tasty treats!
What's your tip for a healthy swap to get you through afternoon sugar cravings??