For some reason WordPress decided to delete part of this post, so here I am rewriting it. Honestly not my most favorite part, but hey you gotta do whatchu gotta do. As you may know, I’ve partnered up with Suncore Foods (for a while now), and I only have good things to say about them. This past month I ordered their goji berries and vanilla acai protein powder. I’ve eaten the goji berries on their own, in my smoothie bowl, and now in these bliss balls. I’ve heard about these “bliss balls” for a while now, but never thought to try them out. A lot of the recipes online call for a lot of nut butter or honey/sweetener claiming how healthy they are. I can agree that those fats and sugars are way more healthy than lets say a slice of cake, but it’s still calling for a lot. So I decided to come up with actually healthy bliss balls that are packed with a bunch of healthy superfoods. I had macadamia nuts on hand, but feel free to use almonds, or cashews too. I kept the dates & honey to a minimum, just enough so that the balls would stay in shape. And did I mention the protein powder? Well in case I didn’t, I just did. An loves protein in everything, so these balls were right up his alley. AND for the first time, I actually liked the protein in it. Normally I’m not a fan of the smell of those powders or the taste, but this one was good, mild enough so that it only added a subtle amount of flavor. Hope you enjoy these ones!
GOJI BERRY PROTEIN BLISS BALLS RECIPE
- 1 package of Suncore Foods vanilla acai protein powder (or any vanilla protein powder you have on hand)
- 1/2 cup roasted macadamia nuts
- 1/2 cup Suncore Foods goji berries
- 4 medjool dates
- 1 tbsp. raw honey
- 2 tbsps. chia seeds
- In a food processor, blitz the protein powder, nuts & goji berries till the berries are in tiny pieces.
- Add the dates, honey & chia seeds & blend until a sticky mixture forms.
- Spoon a heaping tablespoon of the mixture into your hands and squeeze to form a ball.
- Make 10 bliss balls & place them on a parchment paper in the freezer for at least 1hr, then transfer to an airtight container.