The humble bliss ball has become a household favourite for many of my patients who often look for that little pick me up around 3pm each day. Instead of reaching for something less nutritious like chocolate or a bag or chips why don’t you have a go at something a little tastier.
As we know, due to allergies these aren’t an appropriate option for the kiddies to take to school but for us big kiddies that like a treat in our lunch box they’re a perfectly healthy and nutritious option.
These apricot and coconut bliss balls are a healthy, raw, vegan and satisfying snack with a nice blend of good fats, natural sugars and carbohydrates and you’ll only need one or two to get you through until dinner.
For the recipe you’ll need:
- 32 Dried Apricots (Sulphur Free)
- 100 grams raw almonds
- 100 grams raw cashews
- 60 grams coconut oil
- 90 grams shredded coconut
- Desiccated coconut for rolling the balls in at the end
- 1-2 tablespoons water (you may or may not need this)
This recipe gives you both a Thermomix Version and one for your Food Processor depending on what you have.
Place all the ingredients into the Thermomix and blitz, 1 minute / speed 6.
Scrape down the sides and repeat if it hasn’t quite chopped down and blended enough for 30 seconds / speed 6.
When you’re happy with the texture pick up some of the mix and roll into a ball, if it’s not holding or sticky enough, add a tablespoon of water to the mix and blitz for 10 seconds / speed 5.
If you need to, add the other tablespoon of water and repeat the above (10 seconds / speed 5) – I have found 1 tablespoon of water is often enough.
Food Processor Version:
Place all the ingredients into the food processor and blitz for round 1 minute until all the ingredients are chopped up and starting to come together.
Pick up some of the mix and roll into a ball, if it’s not holding or sticky enough, add a tablespoon of water to the mix and blitz for another 10-15 seconds to mix it through.
If you need to, add the other tablespoon of water and repeat the above (10-15 seconds) – I have found 1 tablespoon of water is often enough.
These don’t tend to last too long in our house but you can freeze them for up to 6 months or store them in the fridge for about a week.
I hope you love them as much as I do.
Thank you for joining me here at Mumma’s Own. I look forward to being a part of your personal healing journey.
From the team at Mumma’s Own