Cookie Dough Bliss Balls
Bliss balls vs “healthy” muesli bars - Unfortunately many of the “health” foods in supermarkets are laden with refined sugars, oils, dairy preservatives and additives. These foods provide little nutritional benefits and often leave people hungrier. Luckily it’s easy to make your own healthy and yummy snacks that not only taste great, but are also bursting with nutrition. Dates, which are the base for these bliss balls, are high in fibre, have no fat and are an excellent source of iron and potassium. Dates contain tannins, which are anti-inflammatory antioxidants. They are the perfect energy booster as they are high in natural sugars. Plus are deliciously sweet! Nuts are also a great addition to bliss balls as they contain oleic acid (good fats) with no cholesterol. “Good” fats are essential to a healthy diet for brain function, healthy skin, hair and nails and weight management. You can enjoy these healthy treats at any time of the day guilt free! Grace's food journal: http://on.fb.me/1bJMQS8
- 1 cup cashews (If you are allergic to nuts, don’t fear! Replace nuts with tahini! Tahini is a spread made from sesame seeds and is extremely high in calcium.)
- 1 cup medjool dates
- 2 tablespoons of natural peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- Teaspoon vanilla extract
- Optional add ins – raw protein powder, cacao nibs
- In a food processor, add all the ingredients until combined. Then roll into balls and let them set in the fridge.
*Hint* If the mixture isn’t coming together you may need to add a little bit of plant based milk or more dates.
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