Whether you call them “bliss balls”, “energy bites” or “snack balls”, round shapes of blended raw nuts, fruit and seeds are taking juice bars and the internet by storm.
- Start with an equal amount of organic medjool dates and raw nuts blended in the food processor as a base and the flavor possibilities stretch as long as the #blissballs Instagram feed.
- Add chia seeds or flax seeds for texture, oats, or keep them grain-free by adding nut butter, collagen peptides, shredded coconut, cocoa nibs, pumpkin, dried blueberries, lemon zest or cocoa powder.
- Roll, coat in shredded coconut, cocoa powder or freeze-dried berry powder, and you’ve got a treat as pretty as it is delicious and nutritious.
- Store in the fridge for a week or freezer for a month for a grab-and-go energy boost. We like some versions by Eating Bird Food (Tahini Chocolate Chip with rolled oats, tahini, collagen peptides and mini chocolate chips), Ambitious Kitchen (Salted Date Brownie Bites with Medjool dates, almonds, flaxseed meal and cocoa powder), and Two Peas & Their Pod (Blueberry Coconut Energy Bites with oats, dried blueberries and flaked coconut).