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Rum and Raisin Bliss Balls

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!

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Ingredients

1 1/4 cup almond meal
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 cup psylium
1/4 cup chia seeds (I used mixed black and white)
1 3/4 cups firmly packed raisins
1/2 cup gold rum

Method

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.

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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 health 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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Rum and Raisin Bliss Balls

More delicious Bliss Ball recipes? Try these!

HIGH FIBRE BLISS BALLS

TRIPPIN’ BLISS BALLS

CHRISTMAS PUDDING BLISS BALLS

APRICOT AND COCONUT 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!

MANGO DAIQUIRI SLUSHY

Holy Cow! This was delicious!

Frozen Mango Daquiri, frozen mango, rum, lime

Our mangoes were getting a little over ripe so I chopped them up and put them in the freezer. I forgot about the mango for a few days, and then low and behold what did I stumble across just when we had decided it was cocktail time? You got it in one… the frozen mango.   MANGO DAIQUIRI SLUSHY TIME!

  • 2 shots white rum (Bacardi)
  • about a cup of frozen mango
  • the juice of one lime
  • about a cup of ice

Throw it all in the blender and blend until prefect slushy slushiness. Fill a couple of glasses with the concoction and viola… yummy, yummy adult slushy! Enjoy!

Pina Colada

This Pina Colada was the celebratory drink that I made on our first afternoon in Thailand waters. We had arrived at a little island called Koh Chuku and the water was crystal clear.  As soon as we dropped anchor we jumped into the water for a snorkel. It was beautiful, clear and full of fish. Heaps of them; big fish, small fish, barracudas, parrot fish, wrasse, you name it we saw it… we even swam through schools of tiny bait fish. Then we got to work scrubbing the bottom of the boat. After our swim and our scrubbing this Pina Colada was just perfect!

PINA COLADA, fresh pineapple, malibu, white rum, coconut milk, pineapple juice
Pina Colada

For two tasty Pina Coladas I blended the following;

2 shots of Malibu Rum
2 shot of Bacardi Rum
fresh pineapple (a thick slice of pineapple)
coconut cream
pineapple juice
ice

Poured into two tall glasses, garnished with pineapple and a lime slice and viola…. yummy!