Brenda’s Breaky Ball (great for anytime of day!)

I recently ran my Think Outside the Cereal Box breakfast workshop and found it was a very popular topic!

It was great to see so many people eager to get inspiration to move away from nutrient-depleted boxed cereal, and onto much healthier wholefood options.

As a treat I thought I would develop a bliss ball recipe especially for the participants, and to show them how stuck we tend to get, into boxing our meals into morning, noon and night time slots.

A big bliss ball (or two) isn’t just a snack or healthy treat. Because it is much more nutrient-dense than say, Weet Bix, it can be eaten for breaky along with a green smoothie or big glass of milk. There’s really no need to time-of-day define it.

The cacao powder in the bliss ball acts as a powerful antioxidant and immune-booster in its raw state.

The nuts and seeds offer a great source of fat and protein (chia seeds are very high in Omega 3s) , and the dates provide a natural source of sweetness and an easily digestible source of fibre.

Coconut oil is great for boosting the metabolism and helping us feel satiated, as well as being anti-viral, anti-fungal. What a great immune booster!

Most of the ingredients in this recipe can be sourced from my one-stop-favourite-shop, organic wholefoods online store, The Wholefood Collective. They offer amazing quality ingredients and value for money and they stock  all my favourite products and I don’t even have to leave the house!  Here are most of the ingredients you’ll need:

180 Nutrition Chocolate Protein Powder
Medjool Dates
Cacao Powder
Cinnamon Powder
Chia Seeds
Almonds
Nut Butter
Desiccated Coconut
Coconut Oil
LSA

Brenda's Breaky Ball

Brenda Janschek
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 10

Ingredients
  

  • 1/3 cup 180 Nutrition Chocolate Protein Powder optional
  • 8 Medjool dates
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ABC nut butter
  • 2 tablespoons desiccated coconut extra for rolling
  • 3-4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon LSA optional
  • 1 cup raw almonds

Instructions
 

  • Pop almonds into food processor or Thermomix and grind to a meal.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and process for approx 1 minute
  • Roll into large balls in your hands, then roll in some desiccated coconut.
  • Store in a container and pop in the fridge to set.
  • Best left in fridge or freezer.

If you’re looking for more recipe inspiration, take a look at my new recipe ebook which is getting rave reviews, Easy Wholefood Lunchboxes.

It’s packed with 40 delicious nut-free, refined sugar free sweet and savoury recipes which have all been kid-tested and approved!

If you make this recipe and share on instagram remember to tag me @brendajanschek. Otherwise feel free to pm me your photos via Facebook.

Some other delicious breakfast recipes you might like are Brenda’s Big Batch Bircher Muesli and Anti-Oxidant Smoothie. The Wholefood Collective

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