No Cook Date Bliss Balls
You'll find recipes for these types of snacks all over the internet under different names like "energy balls" or "date truffles". They come in many colors & combinations but most of all they are typically packed with good fats, little sugar & tons of flavor which inherently makes them a wonderful power up snack.
I'll happily admit I've also had these alongside a cup of tea or coffee and called it breakfast! Depending on what you put in there, they can be really satiating and carry you over to an early lunch without a problem.
Keep in mind that if you have any nut allergies, these can be made with seeds. Always be conscious of what your body tells you!
wheat free, egg free, dairy free, soy free, vegan
18 bliss balls (6 portions)
1/2 C ground oats
1/2 C hemp hearts
1/4 C chia seeds
1/4 C flax seeds
1/4 C pumpkin seeds
1/4 C ground almonds
1/4 C shredded coconut
1/4 C maple syrup
1 t cinnamon
1/4 t salt
1/2 T olive oil
1/2 t vanilla extract
8 Medjool dates, soaked
Note: You can substitute any of the dry ingredients for your favorite nuts / seeds. Feel free to experiment!
10 mins prep + 20 mins refirgerate
Soak the dates in warm water while you mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
Make sure everything is well mixed then add the olive oil, maple syrup, vanilla & stir well.
Grab a mortar & pestle ( a bowl and fork will do if you don't have one ) and add in the dates.
Mash up the dates until you get a sticky paste with no large chunks remaining.
Add this to your mixture and mix well. You can use your hands here, it makes it much easier.
Form into balls & refrigerate for 20 minutes before eating!