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Cacao and Peppermint bliss balls

August 28, 2017
Eat

Cacao and Peppermint bliss balls

August 28, 2017

I haven’t done a recipe for bliss balls in such a long time and they are things I make pretty much every week for meal prep 🙂

Cacao and mint are one of my favourite combinations so I thought I would share this ever so easy and simple recipe with you!

You will need:

2 cups of activated nuts (I use almonds or pistachios)

1 cup of dried fruit (I used cranberries)

1/2 cup of dried figs

3 tbsp. of dessicated coconut

pinch of salt

pinch of cinnamon

1/2 cup of Kapai puku or a mixed seed mix

1 tbsp. of raw cacao

1/4-1/2 tsp of peppermint essence (put small amount in and add more if necessary)

Optional* dash of water or coconut water if the mixture is too dry

Cacao nibs to roll the balls in

*optional protein powder

Method:

  • Combine all of the ingredients into a blender such as the Vitamix (except for the cacao nibs). Blend on a low setting and use a tamper to combine as the mixture becomes moist. I like to leave mine with a few larger pieces of the nuts and seeds!
  • Put the mixture into a mixing bowl. Use tablespoon measures for each ball and roll between your hands.
  • Taste to see if you need to add any more peppermint (use sparingly)
  • Roll the balls in the cacao nibs
  • Pop the balls onto a baking tray and place into the freezer for at least 1/2 an hour.
  • These can be left in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for up to 3 months….just pull them out as you need them or the night before!
  • Enjoy xx

Notes:

  • you can use a variety of other toppings to roll the balls in: chia seeds, sesame seeds, coconut, acai powder and cinnamon.

Sophie Benbow

Sophie is a true advocate for health and wellness. Her conscious eating and regular fitness regime has given her knowledge that she wants to share with all of her readers. From her personal recipes to her personal style and training tips you can find it here at sophiebenbow.com.

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