Years ago, when I started making bliss balls, most people thought I was a little cray cray
“WHAT are THOSE?” they’d ask in disgust…
“Ummm, they’re bliss balls” I’d say “…full of protein, fats, vitamins, minerals…”. By the time I reached “minerals” I’d be met with: .
“They taste AMAZING, try one” I’d say…
And the rest is history Because anyone who popped one of these into their mouth instantly transformed from a hater into a lover ✨
And I’ve been bliss ballin’ ever since
So it goes without saying how THRILLED I am now to see so manyiterations of these bliss balls popping up on social media, in cafes, etc. The only issue I have are the astronomical prices (depending upon where you buy them from!) & freshness of ingredients.
Too many rancid nuts/seeds + rancid oils + lots of dried sulpher-filled fruits can turn bliss balls into bliss-less bombs for your gut.
This can lead to an overabundance of Omega 6 oils (the naughty oil you DON’T want a lot of in your system) + high amounts of sugar and suphites which can really mess with your body & cause hormonal imbalance, thyroid issues, weight gain, etc.
And so…with much love I share this very easy, balanced bliss ball recipe with you in time for the weekend, because: PERFECT time to get creative in your kitchen and work on your wellness
Oat & Goji Berry Bliss Balls
- 1 cup gluten free oats or oat flour (I used quaker oats organic instant oatmeal)
- 1 & 1/2 cups dried, sulphur/oil-free dates (I used thedatelady super high quality dates)
- 1 cup salt-free, organic peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoons celtic sea salt
- ½ cup dried, unsulphered goji berries (I used absolute organic gojis)
- 1 cup organic pumpkin seeds
- Pinch sea salt
- Grind oats into a rough flour in food processor. Add all ingredients & pulse to combine thoroughly. Mix is ready for rolling into balls when you press it together and it sticks.
- Remove blade from food processor, grab small handfuls & mold into balls.
- Place each ball on a lined tray – pop tray in fridge for up to one hour to set.
- Store in an air-tight container in fridge for optimal shape and freshness OR store in freezer for up to one month.