I know these are a mouthful to say but they are pretty damn good to eat! I’m obsessed with Bliss Balls. They are so quick to make, full of protein and good healthy fats, and ready as soon as you’ve rolled them, so a great snack for the run. I like mixing it up with different combinations of ingredients. They hit a sweet/choc fix too and are a relatively healthy treat….as long as you only have one or two at a time as they are still quite high in kilojoules due to the nuts and oil.
1 cups oats (I use gluten free oats)
4 x tbsp. coconut oil
¾ cup raspberries
4 tbsp nut butter or peanut butter (I use my cashew nut butter)
2 x tbsp. of maple syrup
½ cup nuts, almond or macadamias are best
25g cacao or 30g if you prefer it rich (or cocoa)
½ cup coconut (for rolling)
1 tablespoon of raspberry jam (optional)
Blitz oats, nuts, nut butter for 10 seconds, speed 6. Add raspberries and blitz for 5 seconds on speed 5. Add the rest of ingredients and mix on speed 5 for 10 seconds. Scrape down and repeat if need be. Spoonful mixture and roll into balls, then roll in coconut.
Combine oats and nuts butter and process in a food processor on high until mixture is a crumb like consistency. Add nut butter and raspberries and process until all ingredients are mixed well together. Add in jam, maple syrup and coconut oil and blend again until all combined. (mixture should be just moist enough to roll, it should look a bit like fudge. If its too moist you can add some coconut.) Spoon and roll mixture into balls and then roll in coconut.
*if on fructose elimination and avoiding all coconut you can roll balls in cacao or chia seeds or toasted sesame seeds
* if coeliac and you avoid oats all together, use can use 1 cup almond meal or gluten free cornflakes instead of the oats
*You can also use jams sweetened with fruit juice concentrate if avoiding refined sugar. (not for fructose people) Or leave the jam out as they’re sweet enough without it