I’m currently in the process of making the final recipes up for the retreat (you aussie goddesses there’s one room left – space for 2 or just one person wanting there own little haven! Grab it here) and one of my Beautiful Women is allergic to nuts – so my creativity has come in to full force.
Behold the simplest (I think actually simpler than normal nut based bliss balls) and quickest bliss balls, like ever; given that the flaxseed/linseed is already ground up and smoother than nuts.
The following recipe can be made with any dried fruit (in fact I’ve made this using prunes too but the dates tend to be sweeter and most peoples favourite – other options; dried figs, apricots, sultanas or a mixed combo, be creative you wild little thing and let me know below what you do – make sure to pick dried fruit without any additives like sugar, oil, preservatives etc – organic is the best option here).
Ingredients – makes 27-30 balls – try only have 3 as a snack, do not eat 9 as a meal (I don’t know who’d do that..)
1.5 cups/approx 15 medjool dates (pitted, soaked for 5 mins, then drained)
3/4 cup ground flaxseed/linseed
3/4 cup shredded coconut (plus 1/3 cup extra for rolling)
1.5 TBsp coconut oil
Optional choc hint: 3 tbsp cacao powder, also you can add a drop of peppermint oil for a choc mint combo
- Simply add everything to a food processor and mix until combined, roughly 1 minute. Note: if you add cacao powder you may want to add 1-2 Tbsps of water and process again if the mix feels to dry.
- Press in to balls and roll in shredded coconut, cacao powder to make them like truffles, chia seeds or keep them as they are.
- Store in the fridge or freezer (tasty to eat frozen!) to store for a couple months.
You can add in whatever you like keeping a basic ratio of dried fruit to dried binding ingredients of 1:1 (same ratio for fruit to nuts here too). One other nut free option is to sub the linseed/flaxseed (it’s the same thing!) and shredded coconut (using some for rolling if you like) for the same amount of sunflower seeds.
If you only want to make 18-20 bliss balls use this recipe:
1 cups dates (pitted and soaked for 5 mins)
1/2 cup ground flaxseed/linseed
1/2 cup shredded coconut (plus 1/4 cup extra for rolling)
1 TBsp coconut oil
Also, if you don’t have cacao powder or cacao nibs (brilliant to add a crunch) but someone else in the house does… dig in and then sweetly whilst giving them a bliss ball quietly mutter under your breath that you used there goodies. I did that to my main squeeze… he didn’t seem to mind given he got food out of it.
Look, how exciting, a half eaten ball!
And on that note, I’m off to finish packing and make more bliss balls for my plane ride (because someone ate them all… it may have been me) – I leave for Australia this weekend!
So much BIG love and light to you lot xx