Having a nutrient dense snack on the go is something everyone needs. I know if I don’t have something on hand I’ll get desperate and reach for something undesirable! The trick is to always have these little balls in your bag which will give you an energy boost and a healthy dose of fibre from the oats and flaxseeds, omega 3’s from flaxseed and chia plus monounsaturated fat from chia, flax, macadamia oil and nuts. Pretty great nutrient ball!! I’ve made these bliss balls for the ideal snack on the run:
HOLISTIC BLISS BALLS
1 cup of oats
1/2 cup of LSA or flaxseed meal
1/4 cup of chia seeds
1/4 cup of raw nuts (pecans,almonds, macadamias or whatever you have handy)
1/2 cup of sultanas/cranberries or goji’s (there is a mix you can buy from Coles which has a mixed of all three)
2-3 fresh pitted dates
1/2 cup almond butter (or 1/4 almond butter & 1/4 cup tahini)
2 tbsp of macadamia oil
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp honey
1/2 cup of water
- In a high powered blender or food processor combine all ingredients except the water and blend together until it forms a crumbly consistency.
- Slowly add the water bit by bit – you may not need a 1/2 cup but just pour until the mixture forms a ball or paste consistency in the blender/processor.
- Roll balls into 10 cent sized pieces and place in the fridge for a week or placed in the freezer for later.