These bliss balls are rich, moist, decadent and very, very tasty. Full of nutritional goodness, they are nonetheless a high energy treat. Just perfect for when you have a long day of sailing ahead of you! (Did you know we live on a boat?)
1 1/4 cup almond meal
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 cup psyllium
1/4 cup chia seeds (I used mixed black and white)
1 3/4 cups firmly packed raisins
1/2 cup gold rum
Place the almond meal, cocoa, psyllium and the chia seeds in a bowl and mix well. Add 1/4 cup of raisins and mix again.
Put the remaining 1 1/2 cups of the raisins in a blender, add the rum and blend well.
Add the raisin and rum mix to the bowl. Using a large spoon mix the wet and dry ingredients until well blended.
With damp hands roll raisin mix into balls and refrigerate.
They will keep in the fridge for a couple of weeks.
About the Ingredients
Psyllium Husk – fibre! and can help manage cholesterol levels.
Chia Seeds – massive amounts of nutrients with very few calories! Excellent source of fibre and antioxidants. High in protein and omega-3 fatty acids and helps lower the risk of heart disease.
Cocoa – rich in minerals such as iron, magnesium and calcium. Has anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic, anti-carcinogenic and antioxidant qualities. Can also aid in lowering blood pressure.
Almond Meal – high in protein, monounsaturated fatty acids, dietary fibre, antioxidants, vitamins like riboflavin. Lowers cholesterol and help prevent heart disease. Supports healthy brain function and maintains healthy skin.
Raisins – loaded with fibre, potassium, iron and other essential nutrients (polyphenols, antioxidants, flavonoids) etc
Rum – flavour… yum yum!
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