Dr Kaye Gersch PhD.  
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
Couples therapist
Clinical Supervisor

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Bliss Balls

This is one of the healthiest and most versatile recipes you will ever find, and it is also easy to make - so easy that your children will be begging you to make them all by themselves!


You can adjust the ingredients to exclude allergic items, and increase nutritionally important elements. Soon they will become your own unique version, and you will wonder why you ever needed to buy sweet treats!


Pack them in school lunches, take them on walks and hikes, and for home and office to satisfy that need for “a little something” – Bliss Balls are it!


The lovely people at the Julatten Mountain Retreat introduced me to this wonderful treat, during a yoga retreat there. http://www.julattenretreat.com.au


Ingredients:

1 cup desiccated coconut

1 cup combined ground linseed, almond meal, and sunflower seeds, or your own selection, of say, just ground almonds

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ cup maca powder

½ cup organic rice protein powder - optional

½ cup raw cacao powder, or raw cacao nibs

½ - 1 cup fresh dates, or dried dates, without seeds, chopped

½ cup extra nuts, such as brazils, pepitas, chia seeds

½ cup goji berries

1 cup organic tahini, preferably black - unhulled

1 teaspoon vanilla

¼ cup honey or maple syrup - if needed


Method:

  1. Place all the dry ingredients, including extra nuts, goji berries and dates in a food processor and whiz till the desired degree of fineness is achieved.
  2. Add tahini, vanilla and honey and whiz again, or mix by hand at this stage. Check the flavours and degree of moistness, and adjust if needed.
  3. Take a tablespoonful at a time, form into balls then dip the balls into desiccated coconut or cacao powder. Store in covered container.
  4. Refrigerate till firm, and keep in refrigerator till needed.

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