I had very good intentions of posting a new recipe last week but things didn’t go quite to plan!
We welcomed the early arrival of our second grandchild – a beautiful little girl who had decided that she couldn’t wait an extra 3 weeks and had to come now!
Fortunately I had been busy making these power packed bliss balls and they have come in very handy over the last week when we have been feeling a little bit tired and in need of an energy boost. I love these little treats as they always hit the spot and I never feel any guilt after indulging my sweet cravings. The other great thing about this recipe (as with most of my recipes) is that you can change the ingredients to suit your taste buds. I added ginger as I am addicted to the stuff and more importantly it is soooo good for you.
Did you know that ginger has been used in Chinese medicine for over 2000 years? It is thought to help and cure several health issues such as motion and morning sickness, cold and flu prevention, colon cancer prevention, strengthen immunity, improve blood circulation, assist digestion, just to name a few.
We also happen to grow our own ginger and as I have mentioned before I always get a huge buzz growing, harvesting and cooking with our garden produce. These little treats will also give you a good buzz which will see you through the day.
I normally double the quantity and freeze them. They make a great addition to lunch boxes for morning or afternoon tea.
Enjoy these amazing nutrient packed treats 🙂
Ginger and Cacao Bliss Balls
2 cups (about 20) Medjool dates
1 cup almonds
3/4 cup coconut
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup pepitas
2 tablespoons Cacao
Thumb size piece fresh ginger
1 heaped tablespoon of tahini paste
1 heaped tablespoon coconut oil
Extra shredded coconut and/or cacao powder to roll balls in.
- Place all the ingredients in the food processor and whizz until the mixture comes together and is sticky enough to roll into balls.
- Roll mixture into golf ball size shape.
- Roll balls in shredded coconut or cacao.
I made 16 large bliss balls.