‘Inner Glow’ Bliss Balls

Bliss balls are everywhere now.

You can buy it at your local health food shop, grocers, coffee shop, they even have ones in packets. While some of them are ok, many can actually be full of nasties (especially the packaged kind), so I usually much rather making them myself. That way, it’s not only cheaper, but I know exactly what goes in it and it gives me complete creative freedom as to what I want it to taste like!

Ok, so maybe I’m a little control freak when it comes to my food, but I need it to be delicious AND nutritious! Just bear with me, ok?

Inner Glow Protein Bliss Balls

These bliss balls have a beautiful yellow golden colour, and they’re perfectly crunchy from the basil nuts, and beautifully sticky and sweet from the figs and dates.

They’re also absolutely loaded with goodness to make you glow from the inside out, with things like turmeric, bee pollen, coconut oil, lemon, and flax seeds turning this into a snack that your body will also love.

That way, you satisfy your body, mind, and soul! Too much? Maybe a little bit, but I love these and I think you will too!

Inner Glow Protein Bliss Balls

I’m kind of divided on snacking. I do sometimes need it to get through the day, but I do feel that for me, personally, it’s best to give my digestion a break in between meals. I rather have 3 satisfying meals a day, and I find that is what works best for me – most of the time.

Sometimes though, I do hit that 4pm slump, and I when I need something to pick me back up bliss balls are definitely one of my favourite things – they taste like a treat, and oooh do I love treats!

Inner Glow Protein Bliss Balls

'Inner Glow' Bliss Balls
Easy to make, super nutritious, and absolutely delicious bliss balls that'll make you glow from the inside out - and keep you from turning into a grumpy monster when the 4pm slump hits!
Serves: 12-15
  • 100g Brazil nuts
  • 12 dates, pitted
  • 5 dried figs
  • ½ tablespoons bee pollen
  • 1½ tablespoons coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds*
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder
  • 1 tablespoon rice syrup (optional)
  1. In a food processor, blend your brasil nuts until they break down into small pieces. Add your dates and figs and blend again until it forms a sticky and crumbly mixture forms, then add in the remaining ingredients and blend again, scraping down the sides as you go.
  2. You should have a mixture that sticks together when you squeeze it. If it’s not sticky enough, simply add a bit more coconut oil or rice syrup.
  3. Scoop out 1 tablespoon of the mixture into your palms and squeeze and shape it into a balls. Repeat until you run out, should make around 15 bliss balls.
  4. Store in the fridge in an airtight container, should keep for a few weeks!
*You can make your own flax seed powder by adding your whole flax seeds to a spice grinder until they turn into a meal. It’s fresher and cheaper than buying pre-ground flax!

VEGAN - Omit the bee pollen!
Inner Glow Protein Bliss Balls