Nut free, grain free, suitable for allergies, naturally sweetened (no dates) and full of healthy fats. These bliss balls are different from the usual ones with lots of dates and nuts to suit allergies but it’s also good to mix it up sometimes. I like to use raw manuka honey here for antimicrobial goodness too.
Berry ball benefits
The hemp seeds here are really undervalued in my opinion, they’re a good source of plant based fats and fiber and the sunflower seeds are a good source of vitamin E which is beneficial for the skin, so not only will they nourish your cravings they’ll nourish your body too.
You can adapt these with any other powders or blends you have in your kitchen to add extra goodness for example if you want to use these as a mid morning or afternoon energy boost then add a small 1/2 tsp of matcha powder or some collagen etc.
Recipe (makes 8 balls)
-3g coconut oil, melted
-20g raw/manuka honey (can sub coconut nectar for vegan)
-16g water (about 3 Tbsp, weigh into the bowl like the honey)
-1/4 cup (20g) coconut
-1/4 cup (32g) hemp seeds (or another 20g coconut)
-1/4 cup (35g) sunflower seeds (can roast these for added flavour)
-18g freeze dried strawberries (can find these in the supermarkets in dried fruit aisle)/powder
optional additions: matcha, collagen, vanilla powder, lucuma or can roll these in baobab powder
Simply blend the dry ingredients together until a course mix forms, then add in the wet ingredients, blend again then set in the fridge for about 20-30mins to firm up before rolling. If you have it you can roll or dust these with baobab powder which has a great zesty flavour and is good for the immune system and gut health. Store in an airtight container.