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. Homemade 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!
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
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 the 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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