Vanilla Bliss Balls
By: Christina Soong
Like many people I seem to spend a significant part of my day running errands or ferrying my kids around. The work day can easily go by with a flash and it’s often when I’m about to step into my car that I realise that I’m starving and need to eat.
This is when these clever little Vanilla Bliss Balls come in – I keep them in the fridge at home or at my clients’ offices and I grab a couple when I need to eat on the run.
These gluten, dairy and refined sugar-free Vanilla Bliss Balls are a cinch to make – and are enough to keep you going during a frantic day
- 1 cup natural almonds
- 2 cups stoned dates, chopped roughly
- 1 cup mixed pepitas (pumpkin seeds), sunflower seeds and pine nuts
- ½ cup shredded coconut plus another ¼ cup for decoration (if desired)
- 1.5 teaspoons vanilla bean essence
- 2 tablespoons water
Step by Step Instructions
In a processor, blitz almonds for about 20 seconds.
Add dates and then blitz again until resembling rough sand.
Add mixed seed mixture and ½ cup shredded coconut and blitz again until well combined.
Add vanilla and water and blitz again until fully combined.
Use a spoon to scoop out spoonfuls of the mixture and roll and press between palms to form small, walnut-sized balls.
Roll into reserved coconut if desired or leave as is.
Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up until a week.