"Advent, Advent, ein Lichtlein brennt"..
Can you imagine that tomorrow is already the first advent sunday? Crazy how time is flying!
I made these beautiful guilt free truffles for your first christmas weekend.
In Australia they call them bliss balls. I think mine taste a lot like healthified Ferrero Rocher truffles. The first bliss ball I ate was in Sydney with my friend Lisa. We were both instantly in love with those little delicious but healthy treats, so that we had to ask the café for the recipe right away.
This recipe isn’t an exact science. You can vary the recipes it as much as you like – if you are missing out on almonds just add a bit more walnuts or sunflower seeds. I was adventurous and tried out different ingredients from the initial recipe. And the result tastes great!
The raw bliss balls are super easy to make in no time: neither long preparation nor baking. I think they are the perfect healthy christmas treat. They look like real truffles, taste amazing while being completely guilt free.
They are vegan and sugar free, high in protein, antioxidants and healthy fats and giving you a lot of energy. Your body is powered with important minerals.
Benefits of flaxseed
The flaxseed has important omega-3 fats and a lot of fibre which is great for healthy digestion. It is also known to be beneficial fighting diabetes, heart diseases and heart diseases.
You should add it to your food whenever you can. sprinkle it over your muesli, porridge or salad, use it for binding sauces/soups, add it to the next cake you bake or stir it into your smoothie.. just a few of so many ideas to incorporate healthy add-ons!
But, did you know that our bodies cannot digest flaxseed when it comes in its initial form? Clearly, our stomach has no teeth to break the outer shell. So, the flax pretty much slides through our bodies undigested with losing out on all healthy benefits that are contained inside of the seeds. Also the pre-ground flaxseed which you can buy lose their vitamins and minerals fairly quick. Even though kept in the fridge it oxidises and loses it nutritious potency. Therefore, I just buy the whole flaxseed and grind them freshly myself - as you can see below.
ALL YOU NEED:
Makes 6-10 balls, depending on size
- 2 handful fresh medjool dates, pitted
- 1 -2 handful nuts (I used raw almonds and walnut)
- 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
- 1 tbsp pumkin kennels
- 1 tbsp linseed/flaxseed, ground
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp chia seeds
TOPPINGs for rolling the balls at the end
- desiccated coconut
- poppy seed
- bee pollen
just pick whatever is your favourite - sesame seeds, raw cocoa powder, hemp seeds, chia seeds...
THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT
- Grind the flaxseed in a mortar
- Place the dates and all nuts and seeds together in the food processor
- Blend until coarsely chopped - the mix will be still a bit chunky, but sticky
- Get dirty: use your hand to form them into balls.
- Roll them in your favourite topping
Store in the fridge