2 cups of raw nuts (e.g. cashews, walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts)
1 cup pitted prunes or pitted medjool dates
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons of chocolate or vanilla plantbased protein powder
1/4 cup of cocoa powder
Optional: roll in unsweetened desiccated coconut, hemp seeds, cacao powder or leave naked!
Method: In a food processor, blend raw nuts to a rough crumb, add all other ingredients and blend again until all is well combined. Roll into bite size balls. Roll in optional toppings and store in the fridge.
You can use dates or prunes for these bliss balls. We have chosen to use prunes as they have some additional nutritional benefits, such as more fibre, less sugar (and they do taste less sweet) and less calories/kilojoules. Their micronutrient (vitamin and mineral) profile is quite similar, except that prunes contain higher amounts of vitamins A and K. Prunes are also less than half the price of Medjool dates. However, feel free to use dates if you prefer!