I hope you had a wonderful weekend on the slopes / at home / couch / with family / friends / dog / for yourself. Wherever, but hopefully nice 🙂
Today I have a recipe for you that is so simple that I even thought about writing it as a blog post at all: Almond Bliss Balls aka Energy Balls aka I can’t stop eating balls.
But since they are a must-have in the fridge at home, I needed to share this simplest of all simple recipes with you guys.
It’s superfood in form of dessert.
Since I’m one of those people who wants to eat something every 3 hours, you can imagine how much I’m friends with these Almond Bliss Balls.
They are made within 15 minutes and are one of the tastiest and most effective snacks to stay full for a long time and provide the body with valuable energy.
What you need? Three (!) ingredients.
What you don’t need? A bad conscience while eating them.
Not. At. All. They consist of creamy nut butter, finely grated almonds and date syrup. In other words, they are free of refined sugar, unhealthy fat or other additives that so often hide in store bought snacks.
I also like to add a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder. On the one hand it tastes SO good, on the other hand it is incredibly healthy. In addition, the cocoa powder is said to cause feelings of happiness and a good mood.
If you have stressed colleagues or defiant children near you, just offer them one or two almond bliss balls and the magic will do it’s work 🙂
How are this Bliss Balls made?
Bowl out and off you go. You don’t need a blender or any complicated equipment.
Put your favourite nut butter (in my case almond butter, but peanut butter also tastes incredibly delicious), finely grated nuts and rice or date syrup (and if you feel like some cocoa powder, chia seeds, protein powder, cinnamon or cardamom) in the bowl, stir everything to a homogeneous mass and form it into balls. That’s it!
If you’re hungry, you can grab one right away.
You can also roll them in cocoa powder to add an extra layer of good mood 🙂
What is the best way to store the Almond Bliss Balls?
They are best kept in an airtight container in a dark, cool place, like the fridge. I don’t recommend that you leave them at room temperature, as they won’t retain their shape and their consistency will be too soft.
|Prep Time||15 minutes|
- 100 g finely grated almonds
- 150 g almond butter or peanut butter
- 60 g date syrup
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder optional
- 1/2 tbsp cinnamon optional
- 1 pinch of salt
- Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix with a spatula to a homogeneous dough. If the mixture is too soft, simply add some grated nuts. If it is too firm, add 1-2 tablespoons of water.
- Form the dough into small balls. If you like, you can leave it as it is or roll it in cocoa powder afterwards.
- Store the Almond Bliss Balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator and use within 2 weeks.