[title-subtitle-heading subtitle=”Simple Tips to create the perfect bliss ball”]Bliss balls[/title-subtitle-heading]
Bliss balls are all the rage in the health scene and for a very good reason. They are delicious, nutritious and very easy to make. The best thing about making bliss balls is that you can be flexible with the recipe and add whatever you have lying around in your cupboard. They are also great fun to make with young kids, make a perfect afternoon or midnight snack and can be frozen to be eaten at a later date. Below are my tips to creating the perfect bliss ball.
- Soak your nuts. Before embarking on the bliss ball creating soak your nuts for a minimum of two hours (overnight if you can). This makes it super easy to blend and make your nut butter paste.
- Start with your base: Either using soaked nuts (almond, cashew, walnuts, macadamias or a blend), a pre made nut butter, or dates. Blend your chosen bliss ball core ingredient together to form a paste or ‘glue
- Prepare your ingredients: once you have your glue, chop up the rest of the ingredients you would like to add in to smaller pieces. This can include other nuts, seeds, spices, dried fruits, shredded coconut.
- Add your foundation. So we have your glue now we need to the foundation. Choose a binding ingredient to bring together your balls, great examples are shredded coconut, oats, puffed grains, protein powder (you can be creative).
- Take it slow, slowly add your foundation, as well as extras to the paste be cautious not to loose to much moisture by adding to much to quickly. The key to a great ball is one that is slightly sticky.
- Flavour your mixture: Once you have added all the ingredients add the flavours: cacao, cinnamon, stevia, agave, honey, coconut sugar, coconut nectar, rice malt syrup add . If you use dates as a base be cautious with extra sweet things.
- Roll your mix: now we have a great sticky mix roll them into little balls.
- Decorate your balls by rolling them through some seeds, cacao, or shredded coconut for a great looking finish.
- Experiment: don’t be scared to experiment with ingredients. My advice is to make small batches until you find the perfect combination.
Enjoy and may the bliss ball be with you.