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!
Here’s the recipe which makes around 8- 10 large balls or 15 smaller ones.
Brenda's Breaky Ball
- 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
- 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.