I'm not going to lie to you.... I'm a sucker for a good date. There is something delightfully indulgent about a squashy medjool stuffed with a couple of almonds as an afternoon pick-me-up.
That being said, I often find them very hard to stop on, and the sugar kick is great for a while but then also gets me on a crazy low on account of this sensitive autoimmune bod!
The solution... making bliss balls on the regular full of proteins and good fats, sweetened with dates, but filling enough that you're only getting a little bit of that sugar hit alongside a packet-full of other nutritionally dense ingredients!
These bliss balls right here are my favourite way to use those mushy Avo's that seem a bit past it for eating on toast or in a salad - because let's be honest, when they're 2 for $5 (or cheaper!) we've all fallen into the trap of buying more than one person can possibly consume in a couple of days. Avocado makes for the perfect healthy fat in sweet recipes like bliss balls or smoothies, and creates SUCH a perfect consistency for bite or slurp.
Bliss balls are also SO easy to add essential oils to - oils like cinnamon, wild orange or spearmint, all incredibly delicious and beneficial to our bodies (check out doTERRA's product pages for more!). You can bet this won't be the last bliss ball recipe I have to share!
1 whole ripe Avocado
6 Pitted Medjool Dates
1/2 cup Cacao Powder
1/4 cup Cacao Nibs
1 tsp Natural/Organic Vanilla Extract
2 tblsp Maca Powder
1 tblsp Lucuma
1/4 cup Brown Rice Syrup
(alternatively use 2 tsp ground cinnamon)
Sesame Seeds or desiccated coconut (for rolling)
Combine all ingredients in a food processor or strong blender (I use my vitamix) - start with avocado and dates, gradually adding dry ingredients and then syrup/oils.
Blend together until well mixed, then roll into balls and cover with sesame seeds.
(I like to lay my sesame seeds/coconut across a plate nice and thick and then just roll my bliss balls right on through - its all about the hands on process! Very therapeutic!)