Coconut & Goji Berry Bliss Balls

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I hit the kitchen over the weekend and created these delicious coconut and goji berry bliss balls. They are inspired by Pana chocolate’s coconut and goji berry flavour. I’m a huge fan of Pana chocolate and I love the coconut and goji berry flavour, having created bliss balls that taste similar is heaven. They go down like a treat and will definitely fix that chocolate craving. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients

1 Cup of Shredded coconut
1 Cup of Cashews
1 Tbsp of Coconut oil
½ Cup of Goji Berries
2 Tbsp of Cacao powder
10 Medjool date’s

 

Add cashews, shredded coconut, cacao powder and goji berries into a blender, blend until you get a crumbly texture. Remove pips from medjool dates, then add them into the blender. Blend until mixed thoroughly. Add coconut oil and blend until mixed. Roll into small balls. Store balls in the fridge, they will be ready to eat within 30 minutes, or you can eat them straight from the blender! Enjoy!

 

Makes 10, time required 10 minutes. 

 

 

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Goji Berry & Coconut Chocolate

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Who doesn’t love a good chocolate recipe!? I know I do!!! Chocolate lovers brace yourselves, I have a healthy, guilt free and easy chocolate recipe for you all to enjoy. Made up with a couple of enriching super foods, how can you not taste the goodness? I hope you love this recipe as much as I do.

 

Ingredients

½ Cup of Cacao powder

½ Cup Coconut oil

½ Cup of Desiccated coconut

¼ Cup Goji berries

4 Tbsp Maple syrup

A pinch of pink Himalayan salt

 

Melt coconut oil (if not melted already), you can do this by placing the jar in hot water. Grab a small – medium sized baking tray and line with baking paper. Combine cacao powder, coconut and salt into a bowl. Once coconut oil has melted add with maple syrup into to the same bowl as the above ingredients. Mix ingredients thoroughly. Add in goji berries to the bowl and stir. Pour ingredients into the lined baking tray and spread out evenly. Allow 30 minutes for the chocolate to set in the freezer. Chocolate  should remain stored in the freezer. ENJOY!

Time required 40 minutes. Makes approximately 260 grams of chocolate.

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Mint & Cacao Bliss Balls

Mint & Cacao Bliss Balls.

Mint & Cacao Bliss Balls.

I got creative in the kitchen over the weekend and came up with these delicious mint and cacao balls. The mint isn’t too over powering in this recipe, which leaves you with a fresh subtle taste.

Ingredients

1 Cup Walnuts
1 Cup Cashews
1 Cup of Shredded coconut
2 Tbsp Cacao powder
1 Tbsp Coconut oil
10 Medjool dates
6 Large Mint leaves

Remove pips from dates and combine into a blender with all of the ingredients. Blend until mixture is all mixed. Once ingredients is blended, roll into small balls. Store balls in the fridge, they will be ready to eat within 30 minutes, or you can eat them straight from the blender! Enjoy!

Optional: For an extra mint hit, add in extra mint leaves.


Makes 18 – 20, time required 10 minutes.


Matcha & Cacao Bliss Balls

Bliss Balls

Bliss Balls


Matcha tea is a great energy booster, which is good for people like myself that have Chronic fatigue. I recently purchased some Matcha tea and have been stuck with ideas on adding it into my diet. I’ve tried Matcha lattes, teas and smoothies, but I wanted to get creative and find other ways to add it into my diet. I’m always mooning over instagram, looking at all the inspiration on there. I came across some matcha bliss balls creations and after seeing a number of creations I just had to get into the kitchen and create some of my own. When it comes to creating bliss balls, it’s all about using what you have in your cupboards. Keep testing and trying the mixture out until your happy. I’m in love with this creation, cacao powder is one of my favourite ingredients to use. Combine it in with Matcha tea and it is heaven! I hope you enjoy this creation as much as I do!

Ingredients

1/2 Cup cashews
10 Medjool dates
1/4 Cup Cacao powder
1 Tbsp Matcha
1 Tbsp Coconut oil
1 tsp Maple syrup
1 tsp Vanilla extract

Remove pips from dates and combine into a blender with cashews, cacao powder and matcha powder. Blend until mixed, then add maple syrup, vanilla extract and coconut oil. Blend until mixture is all mixed, then roll into small balls. Store balls in the fridge, they will be ready to eat within 30 minutes or you can eat them straight from the blender! Enjoy!

Optional: For an extra Matcha hit, roll balls in extra Matcha powder.

Makes 12- 14, time required 10 minutes.


Chocolate Chia Smoothie

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If your a chocolate addict like myself, this smoothie will help you feel guilt-free about indulging. Chocolate for breakfast anyone?


Ingredients

2 Bananas
1 1/2 Cups of Coconut milk
1 Tbsp of Cacao powder
1 Tbsp of Chia seeds
1 tsp of Coconut nectar (or any sweetener of your choice)
3 Scoops of Nutrimeal-free (pea protein by Usana)
4 Ice cubes

Garnish with coconut chips and homemade dark chocolate, which is also guilt free (click here for the recipe).

Chop banana’s into small pieces. Combine all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until there is a smooth consistency. Pour smoothie into glasses. Garnish by sliding a piece of homemade dark chocolate into the smoothie and letting it rest on the glass. Sprinkle a handful of coconut chips. Enjoy!

Serves 2, time required 10 minutes.