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Apricot and Coconut Bliss Balls

I have another bliss ball for you! I love knowing what I am eating and by making my own snack foods I am aware of all the ingredients. Home made bliss balls are the perfect snack for the lunch box, morning or afternoon tea, or just when you need some filling up.

My bliss balls do not require any oil to hold them together, as I use the psyllium which works beautifully to bond all the ingredients. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth so please feel free to add a little honey if you want them sweeter (you will probably have to reduce the orange juice). Bon appetit!

bliss balls

Ingredients

3/4 cup of oats 
1/2 cup desiccated coconut 
300g dried apricots
1/4 cup psyllium husks 
1/4 cup pistachios, roughly chopped
6 brazil nuts, roughly chopped
1/4 cup chia seeds 
1/2 – 3/4 cup orange juice
extra coconut for coating

Method

Add oats to a food processor and process until fine and put into a bowl.

Add the coconut, psyllium, pistachios, brazil nuts and chia seed to the bowl.

Put the apricots into the food processor and chop up. Add 1/2 a cup of orange juice and chop up well.

Add the apricot mix to the bowl and mix well. Add a little more orange juice if needed. Mix into a firm mix. Once well blended, use wet hands and roll the mix into 25 – 30 balls.

Coat the balls in the extra coconut.

Refrigerate. Will last in refrigerator for 2 weeks.

About the Ingredients

Apricots –  are high in beta-carotene, fibre, vitamin C and potassium, they also provide protection against free radical damage.

Oats – High in fibre, helps lower cholesterol and is high in antioxidants.

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.

Brazil nuts – High in selenium, Brazil nuts properties include,  anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and will increase your bliss, hence Bliss Balls! This is due to the Selenium which has been scientifically proven to lift mood and prevent depression.

Coconut – rich in a number of essential nutrients, including dietary fibre, manganese, copper and selenium.

Pistachios – loaded with all kinds of nutrients, such as vitamin B6, thiamine, potassium, copper, magnesium and iron. Helps lower cholesterol.

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Apricot and Coconut

 

More delicious Bliss Ball recipes? Try these!

HIGH FIBRE BLISS BALLS

TRIPPIN’ BLISS BALLS

CHRISTMAS PUDDING BLISS BALLS

 

 


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Kelly’s ‘Brass Monkey’ Beer

First off this is not a beer. This is a ‘Brass Monkey’ cocktail which I shook the bejesus out of until, when poured, it had a frothy beer-like head and an amber hue, hence Brass Monkey Beer. Delicious.

Kelly's 'Brass Monkey' Beer
Brass Monkey Beer

I made this cocktail when we were anchored near “James Bond Island”, exploring the beautiful karsts and hongs in Phang Nga Bay, Thailand…. I know it should have been a martini, but heck there’s always time for that later.

Brass Monkey Beer is easy…

  1. Divide six ice cubes between two scotch glasses.
  2. Into a cocktail shaker add:

2 shot of dark rum (we used Captain Morgan)
2 shot of vodka
about one cup of orange juice
and a couple of ice cubes

3. Shake it vigorously for minute and pour into the two scotch glasses.

Kelly's 'Brass Monkey' Beer

The result should be amber in colour and have a frothy head… Brass Monkey Beer!