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Bliss Balls

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds, green)
  • 1 cup almonds*
  • 10 Medjool Dates                                                    
  • 1 cup currants/sultanas
  • 1⅓ cups cacao (cocoa powder is fine: high quality, preferably unsweetened)
  • 2 tbsp honey                                                             
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp TurmeriX
  • Extra fine desiccated coconut and TurmeriX to roll the balls in

DIRECTIONS:

  • Pulse the pepitas and almonds in a blender until roughly chopped then put into a mixing bowl.
  • Add the cacao, TurmeriX and salt. Stir thoroughly.
  • Put the pitted dates and currants/sultans into blender and give a few quick pulses to mix. Add to the mixing bowl. If you are using dried dates, add a few extra and soak in warm water first.
  • Melt the coconut oil and honey, then add the vanilla. Add to the rest of the ingredients and stir thoroughly.
  • Using your hands form into small balls. (Note: avoid hand stains by wearing disposable gloves) You will get approximately 12 golf ball sized bliss balls; however, the size depends on how decadent you’re feeling.
  • Roll in the desiccated coconut and TurmeriX mix to cover. If the coconut mix won’t stick, use a little coconut oil on the balls.

Note: If you used chocolate flavoured protein powder instead of the cacao, 2 TurmeriX bliss balls would make a great alternative to breakfast, or as an energy snack.

* You could use other nuts such as cashews, peanuts, walnuts – or even a mix of different nuts, whatever you fancy really. 2 bliss balls (golf ball sized) = 1 daily serving of Turmerix.

Post adapted from TurmeriX Australia.