How these balls came about… I use prune a lot in my bliss balls because it is high in fibre. Dwayne’s favourite bliss balls (that I have made so far) are the rum and raisin. Since the rum and raisin balls are not as high in fibre as the prune balls, I decided to add rum to a prune-based bliss ball to see if Dwayne would like it a little better, thereby making a ball we both enjoy!
These are decadent, tasty little treats with lots of superfood goodness and a hint of the naughty rum!
So this is what I came up with…
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup psyllium
1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
1/4 cup hazelnuts, roughly chopped
1/4 cup goji
340g pitted prunes
1/2 cup rum
1/4 cup mixed dried fruit (blueberries, cranberries, cherries, raisin)
Grind the oats in a food processor until fine. Add the oats to a large mixing bowl with the psyllium, cocoa, walnuts, hazelnuts and goji berries. Mix well and set aside.
Put the prunes and the rum in the food processor and blend until it is mushy.
Add the prune mix and the 1/4 cup mixed dried fruit to the bowl with the dry ingredients, and mix well using a large spoon. Once you have it well blended, roll the mix into small balls (25 – 30).
Will store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
About the Ingredients
Oats – High in fibre, helps lower cholesterol and is high in antioxidants.
Prunes – excellent source of fibre, vitamins and minerals.
Psyllium Husk – fibre! and can help manage cholesterol levels.
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.
Goji Berries – a good source of protein, calcium, dietary fibre, vitamins A & C as well as iron, and high in antioxidants.
Walnuts – omega-3 fats and high amounts of copper, manganese, molybdenum, and biotin.
Hazelnuts – high in nutrients and antioxidants.
Rum – flavour… yum yum!
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