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Bliss balls with superfood

July 23, 2015
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Bliss balls, or energy bites are really the best snack ever. If you haven’t tried it yet, you should really give it a go. They are sweet, easy to bring as a to-go snack and the perfect treat after dinner (or whenever you want it).

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Bliss balls with superfood

  • 15 dates
  • 1 cup of walnuts
  • 1/2 cup of coconut shred

Toppings

  • Cacao
  • Cacao + cacao nibs
  • Spirulina
  • Bee pollen
  • Goji berries

Run the dates (pitted), walnuts and coconut shred in the food prosessor until it’s sticky enough to roll together to a small ball. Thereafter, you can put the topping on different plates and roll the balls in the mixtures. Leave in the fridge for about 1 hour until they set, and they are ready to go!

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The different types of toppings all have some great health effects that are worth incorporating into your diet to give you extra energy and glow.

Bee pollen

Bee pollen is the food of the young bee and is extremely nourishing, containing nearly all nutrients required by humans! It has a sweet distinct taste, and can be used as a sweetener on smoothies, cakes, granola and bliss balls. There are so many benefits from bee pollen, so we will mention a few. It gives you great energy, with carbohydrates, proteins and vitamin B. It is often used to treat skin conditions, has been used to treat allergies and is also anti-inflammatory.

Goji berries

Goji berries can be found in any store these days, and that is good news! The little red berries are originally from China and have been used as a medicinal plant to treat everything from eyes to kidneys. They are high in fiber and vitamin C, which is great if you are low on iron. They also contain protein and complex carbohydrates which does not raise your blood sugar.

Cacao & Cacao nibs

We have written about the great health benefits of cacao before, check it out here!

Spirulina

Spirulina is the queen of superfoods, and it also called one of natures most perfect foods and a “miracle from the sea”. Oh yes, spirulina has it all, maybe except for a very good taste. Spirulina is a blue-green algae which grows in both fresh and salt water. It is filled with proteins, B vitamins, copper and iron. If you don’t eat eggs, spirulina is a great source of protein and it contains all the essential amino acids humans need. Studies show that spirulina may reduce blood pressure, and that it may have anti-cancer properties.

 

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