Thursday, 15 November 2012

Bliss Balls:: The Recipes I Used

During my cleanse I looked for recipes to comfort the sweet tooth within. What I found during my search was bliss balls. A little hit of sweet to satiate. 

These are super duper healthy and packed full of goodness. Plus they're ridiculously easy to make, I just make a batch, pop them in the fridge - and BOOM! Good to go. I'm still sugar free 10 days later. Go me! 

I found both these recipes over on The Rejuvenation Lounge. 

Cacao and Cashew Bliss Balls (pictured above)

Matt and Tiny REALLY loved these ones. I like them, but not as crazy excited about them as they were.
  • 1/2 to 1 cup of cashews blended until smooth ( or you can cheat and buy cashew butter)
  • 2 tablespoons of agave nectar or swap for honey or rice syrup (I used honey)
  • 1 tspn vanilla extract
  • 4 – 8 dates (add to suit your taste)
  • 2 tablespoons organic cacao
I threw the cashews into the food processor first - blitzed them, rather than a butter, it was more like granules of cashew, then I added everything else and blitzed until a nice consistency. I then used a teaspoon and rolled into balls (like hi-bouncer size), and I put them on a lined baking tray and popped them in the fridge. 

Optional: roll in coconut (I did. I love coconut.)

Tahini Bliss Balls 
These ones are my FAVOURITE!  These ones don't require a blender - you just need a knife and a chopping board, a bowl and a spoon. 
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup of tahini
  • 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
  • 2 – 4 tablespoons of honey (depends on your taste)
Mix all the ingredients up, and as with the recipe above, I used a teaspoon and rolled the mixture into balls , and I put them on a lined baking tray and popped them in the fridge. 

Have you made bliss balls before? Do you have a favourite recipe? Share? 
You can read more about the gentle cleanse here.


Ellen Arthur said...

ooooh yum! I am such a sweet tooth and I can't go without something sweet and delicious to satisfy it! I'm gonna have to try it :)
Ellen xx

C said...

Ok well here are the bliss balls I had a retreat.

1 and 3/4 cups of almonds with skin on, blitzed to a ground consistency, 2 cups fresh dates, teaspoon of van essence and I add a tablespoon of cacao. Process into a thick paste. Roll them into balls and coat with desiccated coconut. I added the cacao to be honest but they are delicious with or without it.