The beauty of the bliss ball? It's totally open to your interpretation. Kind of like a smoothie - there are infinite possibilities of taste sensations to suit every palate. And they're easy - sweet morsels of goodness ready to pop into your mouth when that sugar craving hits. I whipped up a batch of them this morning - 46 of them to be exact. I expect this will tide me over for the next few weeks. But I also expect I will be making more of them just so I can test out different varieties.... who wants a box of bliss balls?
A word of advice - be sure that your dates are pitted before throwing them in the Vitamix. In my haste to make them before taking Duncan to Tae Kwon Do class I forgot to check. I wondered what that terrible sound in my blender was... but I kept on trying to power through. After a few times of some really horrible noises I stopped and dumped out all the dough. I must say the Vitamix did a pretty good job of chopping some of those pits - but another thing I learned was that those pits are REALLY hard.
- 2 cups Dates, Raisins, Apricots (i used a mix), pitted and soaked
- 2 cups Almonds, soaked
- 1/2 cup Raw Cacao
- 1 tblsp Lemon Zest
- 1 tsp Cardamom, ground
- 1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
- 1/4 cup Protein Powder (I used this one: http://shop.rebootwithjoe.com/products/juice-protein-powder )
- 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
- 1 tblsp Digestive Ghee **
- 2 tblsp Chia Seed
- 1 cup Coconut, shredded
In a food processor or Vitamix - process all ingredients except coconut. If too dry add a bit more water or oil. Let sit for 10 minutes (the mixture will thicken from the chia seeds) - or put in the refrigerator. Roll into balls - Roll in the shredded coconut. I used a purple scoop for those of you that use pro food scoopers.
**I found this Digestive Ghee at Kalustyan's in NYC - It's delicious... if you don't have it or want to keep it vegan - no problem - just use more coconut oil.