Don’t know about you, but after lunch, my sweet tooth comes out.
I need a little something to crown my midday eatings. If you find yourself having similar cravings or just want to make a quick healthy dessert, I have just the right recipe for you.
Easy-peasy, 6-ingredient bliss balls! Nude or potentially dusted in beetroot powder. Believe me when I say, they go perfectly with your afternoon coffee. You will look forward to finishing lunch and gobble up a few of these.
They are 100% raw, no-bake and easily customizable as well, the equation is really simple: healthy base + sticky power + extra flavour = bliss balls that keep you energized throughout the afternoon.
Feel free to swap the ingredients to please your tastebuds, though.
Healthy base options, among others, are ground nuts (hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts) or oats. Sticky power can be dates, tahini, honey, maple syrup, agave or nut butter. For extra flavor you can add coconut, lemon juice, cranberries, raisins, cocoa powder or your favorite spice… The possibilities are endless, let your imagination flutter.
I used cinnamon and dark chocolate chips as well as beetroot powder for coating, and also added chia seeds for a healthy kick.
Chia seeds deliver an incredibly generous amount of nutrients like Omega-3s, fiber, minerals and vitamins. You can leave the bliss balls uncoated, but honestly the powder makes them look like precious gems. And who doesn’t like food that’s pretty? 🙂
And there’s more!
Beetroot powder also boasts of high levels of antioxidants and iron.
Even my Dad liked these which is a HUGE deal, and I’m sure you’ll love them too! They’re a New Year’s resolution-compatible dessert that can be inserted into a health-conscious diet.
On that note, it’s important to emphasize that New Year’s resolutions regarding food should never be about restriction. They should be about nourishing.
So this year do not resolve to deprive yourself. Instead, resolve to provide your body with nutrients as well as a whole lotta love and take care of your health.
Happy New Year! Be well!
Energy bliss balls with beetroot powder
Yield: 25 bliss balls
Prepare: 25 mins
Total: 25 mins
- 1 ½ cup ground walnut
- 2/3 cup peanut butter
- 2 Tbs honey (use agave for a vegan option)
- 1 Tbs chia seeds
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips
- beetroot powder (optional)
- Add all ingredients in a bowl, prepare to get your hands all sticky.
- Form bite-sized balls with your hands and roll them in beetroot powder (or not).
- Consume happily, keep the rest in the fridge until all gone.