Bliss balls are so easy to make. There’s no cooking, no fussing and no lengthy preparation time. They are literally a no-brainer. Children could even make them.

Simply throw your ingredients into the blender, whiz away and then roll into balls. Here are three recipes for you to enjoy these holidays as a healthy and delicious treat.

Recipe 1: Chocolate (Cacao) and Cashew Bliss Balls (Gluten Free)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of cashews blended until smooth (or you can cheat and buy cashew butter)
  • 2 tablespoons of raw honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 dates (pitted and soaked for at least 4 hours)
  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 1 cup of desiccated coconut for coating

Method:

Place all the ingredients except for the coconut in a mixer and whiz until smooth. With your hands roll the mixture into small balls. Then pour the desiccated coconut onto a chopping board and roll the balls in it to coat. Place the balls on a plate and refrigerate until hard.

Recipe 2: Sesame Bliss Balls (Gluten Free)

I borrowed this recipe from Deepak Chopra’s newsletter. Deepak explains that the sesame bliss balls promote a healthy digestion and purify the body and mind.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup toasted sesame seeds
  • ½ cup golden raisins or regular raisins
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger powder
  • 2 inches fresh ginger root, peeled and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 2½ tablespoons ghee or coconut oil

Method:

Place all the ingredients except for the sesame seeds in a mixer and whiz until smooth. With your hands roll the mixture into small balls. Then pour the toasted sesame seeds on a chopping board and roll the balls in it to coat. Place the balls on a plate and refrigerate until hard.

Recipe 3: Tahini Bliss Balls

These are one of my favorites bliss balls with a rougher surface.

  • 1 cup of rolled oats (use gluten-free oats if available)
  • 1/2 cup of tahini
  • 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
  • 2 – 4 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup

Method: 

Place all the ingredients except for the chopped walnuts in a mixer and whiz until smooth. With your hands roll the mixture into small balls. Then pour the chopped walnuts on a chopping board and roll the balls on it to coat. Place the balls on a plate and refrigerate until hard.

My Secret To Yummy Bliss Balls
Quality ingredients. Organic is best with pesticide free being second best. The taste is better and the nutritional value higher.

Source: http://thehealthylivinglounge.com/