Colourful Chia Coconut Blissfood Balls October 28 2015
Full of nutritious superfoods and with no added sugar, these make a sustaining snack for work or school lunches. Give them a try! They are super easy to put together, and you can experiment with your own additions or replacements - just taste the mixture to ensure you get it how you like it.
Rich in protein and healthy fats from Chia and Coconut, and good sustaining energy, these make a great pick-me-up snack. You can substitute or leave out certain ingredients - feel free to experiment! Try adding your own favourite flavours to the basic mixture as you desire.
- 4 Tablespoons (approx) Coconut Oil (to melt)
- 1/2 cup Coconut Flakes
- 1/2 cup Chia Seeds
- 1/3 cup Amazonia Raw Paleo Protein (vanilla lucuma)
- 1/4 cup Amazonia Raw Energy
- 1/4 cup Maca Root Powder (optional - otherwise add more Amazonia Raw Energy)
- 1/2 cup Berries (fresh or pre-frozen & defrosted) - chopped
- Zest of 1/2 fresh lemon
- Juice of 2 fresh lemons - approx 1/2 cup
- Extra water/ rice milk as needed to combine to a delicious texture.
Coatings - suggestions:
- Dessicated Coconut
- Amazonia Raw Energy (lucious pink/ purple)
- Amazonia Freeze-Dried Acai (deep, vibrant purple)
- Good Health Beetroot Powder (deep, vibrant purple)
- Lifestream Essential Berries (ditto)
- Nuzest Good Green Stuff or any green superfood like Spirulina or Barley Grass (green!)
- Raw Cacao (deep brown)
- Maca Root Powder, with a little cinnamon sprinkled in (light brown)
Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan.
Sieve the powders into the saucepan together with the other dry ingredients and chop the berries and add, along with the lemon zest, fresh lemon juice, and combine well with a spon.
Once combined, taste the mixture and if the mixture is still a little dry, add water or rice milk (or additional lemon juice).
If it's just not sweet enough for your palate, add a little maple syrup or honey - but better for your energy without!
This part is a bit messy: form into balls by squeezing together using your finger tips and then rolling between your palms. Then roll in your coatings.
If it's a hot day, refrigerate to set. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days if they last that long!