3pm Bliss Balls

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How to make 3pm Bliss Balls

Welcome to my first video in a series that will promise to show you yummy, beautiful, and simple raw foods in a flash. This is all thanks to my clever little brother. There he is down the bottom of the post…aw…cute. So, together, we make stuff, shoot stuff, and share stuff. The idea is to demonstrate that preparing healthy, plant-based meals can be as quick as they are delicious. 

Our first little baby is 3pm Bliss Balls: aren’t they sweet!

It’s a super quick and healthy treat to make and keep handy at work for when 3pm strikes. Keep a stash in your drawer so that you can ward off the temptation to grab handfuls of chips or candy. Here’s what’s in them and why they’re awesome:

How to make 3pm Bliss Balls

Cacao nibs

Full of magnesium, a great stress buster.

Learn more on the benefits of raw cacao here.

Coconut Oil

Anti-viral, anti-bacterial.

How to make 3pm Bliss Balls

Spirulina

A complete protein source.

Learn more about plant-based proteins here. 

Raisins

For energy and iron.

Learn more about plant-based iron here.

How to make 3pm Bliss Balls

FRESH MINT

For happy digestion.

Dates

For fibre, vitamins and minerals.

How to make 3pm Bliss Balls

Honey

For natural energy. Great alternatives are 100% pure maple syrup, rice malt syrup or coconut nectar.

 

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3pm Bliss Balls

3pm Bliss Balls RAW • DAIRY FREE • GLUTEN FREE • NUTRIENT DENSE
Makes a healthy top desk drawer full.
Author Lauren Glucina

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • ¼ cup raw cacao nibs
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • ¼ teaspoon of Himalayan rock salt
  • 2 tablespoons of spirulina
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla paste
  • ½ cup of fresh chopped mint
  • ¼ cup of raisins
  • ½ cup of Medjool dates
  • 1 teaspoon of honey alternatives: 100% pure maple syrup, rice malt syrup, coconut nectar

TO COAT:

  • Raw cacao powder
  • Desiccated coconut
  • Sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Mix the first 8 ingredients together in a food processor.
  2. Add the raisins, dates and honey and mix again till the mixture is nice and crumbly but sticky enough to roll into balls.
  3. Roll into little balls, about a tablespoon per ball.
  4. Now roll them around in a pile of cacao, desiccated coconut or sesame seeds to coat.

Lauren's Notes

To make festive looking bliss balls coat in all things red, green and white:

Freeze dried raspberry powder
Beetroot powder
Matcha powder
Crushed pistachios
Coconut

Little brother doin’ his lighting thang…

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hi I’m Lauren, practising Naturopath, Medical Herbalist, Nutritionist, and essential oils educator in Auckland, New Zealand. I’m incredibly passionate about food as medicine, and helping people connect with the healing power of Nature. I’ve been sharing my recipes and health articles here since 2012.

BNatMed, AdDip NutMed, BCS, Certified FitGenes Practitioner.

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