3 healthy bliss ball recipes to help you snack better this year | The Gourmand & Gourmet

3 healthy bliss ball recipes to help you snack better this year

We all know that the cause of diet blowouts isn’t too much chia seed pudding in the mornings or overstuffing yourself with vegetables and brown rice at dinner. The real cause is snacking. Whether that between meal hanger strikes at 10am, 3pm or 11 at night, you’re always left craving something sweet and decadent, and before you know it you’ve eaten yourself into a sugar coma on chocolates and cookies, regretting every delicious mouthful. This year, make it your mission to snack better, with the help of some paleo bliss balls from My Food Religion. Mint choc chip cookie dough balls Ingredients
  • 500g raw cashews
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder
  • 35g butter/ghee/coconut oil
  • 50g coconut
  • 2 tbs honey/rice malt syrup/maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao nibs (Or choc chips)
  • 4 drops peppermint oil
Method Blend the cashews until they turn into a flour-like consistency then add the butter, honey, peppermint oil and blend to a smooth dough. Add the coconut and cacao nibs and pulse to combine. Roll into balls and store in the fridge or freezer. It’s that easy. Not even kidding. Go forth and dough ball. bliss balls recipe matcha Matcha Balls Ingredients
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cups shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • 1-2 tbs raw honey (depending on your preferences)
  • 3-4 drops ginger oil (optional)
Method Add everything to the food processor and blend until it all starts to come together like a dough. If it’s too dry, add an extra tablespoon of coconut oil, or if you blend too much and it’s gets too much like a paste, add some extra coconut. Roll into balls, store in the fridge or freezer. Simple. bliss balls recipe lemon Lemon Cheesecake Balls Ingredients
  • 2 cups cashew cheese
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder or extract
  • 1/2 cup dessicated coconut
  • 2 tbs chia seeds (maybe 1-2 tbs more if your mix is too wet)
  • 1 tbs maple syrup (or rice malt syrup) or stevia
Method Add everything to a bowl, mix it well, let it sit for about 10mins so the chia seeds can do their thang and absorb some moisture, then roll them into balls and pop them in the fridge. If the mix is still too wet to roll after 10mins, add the extra chia seeds and let it stand again for another 10 mins. These store well in the freezer as well. Just try and only eat one. Put the chips down and go and make some balls.