FODMAP Friendly Bliss Ball Recipe
Eating a Bliss Ball is a decadent, healthy treat for most, but when you are fructose intolerant, or on a low FODMAP diet, then indulging in a Bliss Ball is a big no no due to the fact most recipes for Bliss Balls include dates, honey, agave, cashew nuts and other dried fruits.
I created my own low FODMAP Chocolate Bliss Ball recipe, using all organic, FODMAP friendly ingredients, including raw coconut oil, cacao, almonds, chia seeds, linseed, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, to create a delicious, high protein, good fat, full of antioxidants, raw chocolate, treat.
Vegan Bliss Ball Ingredients – All Organic
1 cup of Raw or Activated Almonds
2 tbsp of the following, Sunflower Seeds, Pepita Seeds ( Pumpkin Seeds) , Shredded Coconut and Linseeds
5 tbsp of Black or White Chia Seeds
1/3 cup of Raw Cacao Powder – I personally use the Power Super Foods brand
1 tsp of Cinnamon Powder
2 tbsp of Coconut Sugar
4 tbsp of melted Raw Coconut Oil – if they are too moist you may only need 3 tablespoons.
1 tbsp of Coconut Syrup
2 tbsp extra Shredded Coconut for rolling balls in.
How To Make Bliss Balls
In a Vita-mix or suitable blender that can grind up nuts, grind till semi-fine the almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and linseed. Then add in your coconut sugar and blend this is for a few seconds.
Now scrap the mixture out into a glass or stainless steel bowl and add in the shredded coconut, cacao powder, cinnamon powder and chia seeds and combine well. You may need to crumble it and mix it with your fingertips, as the oils in the nuts and seed will cause it to clump together after grinding.
Next add your melted coconut oil and coconut syrup and stir to combine well. You then take approximately, half a tablespoon amount of the mixture and roll it into a ball and then roll it around in a plate full of shredded coconut so that it is coated. Pop the balls into a safe polypropylene #no.% Tupperware container, or a glass Pyrex dish with a lid and store in the fridge. The Bliss Balls take about 3 hours to set and should be kept in the fridge and consumed within a few days.
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