Bliss balls with raw cocoa, nuts and coconut
These bliss balls are one of my favorite treats. This recipe makes enough for about 32 chocolate-balls, giving you more than enough to share. A delightful snack that fits into a yoga lifestyle.
Have you got a bliss balls before? I think they are delicious! Especially this one with raw cocoa, nuts and desiccated coconut. Moreover, raw cacao contains potassium, magnesium and iron, which is great for practitioners of Bikram yoga and other hot yoga styles to replenish their electrolytes. Also, nuts are a good source of several minerals. Just choose your favorite nuts. Personally, I often add a tablespoon of maca, which is again rich in vitamins, minerals and to seems to have a positive effect on the endocrine system. But you could also make them without the maca if you don’t like the taste of it or don’t have it at home. One note, dates are still affecting the glycemic index. So still, I would advise to not eat too much of these.
The proportions of the ingredients in the recipe don’t take so closely, so you could vary a little bit according to taste. I keep the bliss balls in the refrigerator to keep them firm and keep a stash of them for when I love to take one.
If you don’t want to make balls, you could also use the mixture to make a raw brownie. Just put the mixture on greaseproof paper in a low dish. Sprinkle it with desiccated coconut and/or goji berries and gently press it into the mixture (so it doesn’t fall off immediately if you eat the raw brownie). The raw brownie should also be kept in the refrigerator. And if you crave a raw brownie, all you than need is to cut off a small piece.
- 3 hands of pitted dried dates
- 3 hands of nuts (for example walnuts, pecans and hazelnuts)
- 2 hands of almond flour (or substitute for more nuts)
- 6 tablespoons of desiccated coconut + enough desiccated coconut to cover the balls
- 6 tablespoons of raw cocoa (I love the orginal superfoods raw cacao)
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla powder
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
- 1 tablespoon of maca (optional)
- Cut the dates in half and soak them in warm water for fifteen minutes
- Mix all the ingredients in the kitchen chopper or blender
- If the mixture is too dry, you could always add a little (!) bit of water
- Make balls of the mixture and cover them with desiccated coconut
- Keep the bliss balls in the refrigerator until use
Enjoy your Habits© today with love and light!