Bliss balls have been around since coconut oil became a household staple, but our bliss ball recipe is made with a twist. In an effort to reduce sugar and increase fibre intake, figs are my choice of replacement for the typical date. They have a naturally high fibre content and are lower in sugar. Additionally figs have more than twice the amount of iron and calcium when compared to dates, and hence just can’t be left out of our vegan cacao bliss ball recipe.
Serves: This bliss ball recipe makes around 16-20 bliss balls depending on the size that you roll them into.
Preparation time: soak overnight
Cooking time: approx. 30 mins
Ingredients for bliss ball recipe:
- 20 figs
- 60g goji berries
- 120ml Energy Tea
- 330g almonds
- 60g hemp protein
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp rosehip powder
- 3-4 tbsp DUST cacao infusion of your choice
- zest of 1 lime & a squeeze of juice
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- pinch sea salt
The fillings we opted for (goji berries, rosehip powder, Energy Tea) were chosen as we wanted to reduce oxidative stress resulting from training for an upcoming marathon, but you can also use different berries of your choice.
How to make bliss balls:
- Soak the figs and goji berries in the Energy Tea overnight.
- In the morning, separate the figs and berries from the liquid by straining them.
Do not throw out the liquid! You will need it later on.
- Combine almonds, protein powder, cinnamon, rosehip powder, DUST cacao infusion and lime zest in food processor until crumbly.
- Add figs, goji berries, vanilla essence and approximately 30mls of the liquid you kept into the processor. Add more liquid if required. The mix should be soft enough to stick together when pressed.
- Roll into delicious cacao bliss balls. Optionally you can coat them in rosehip powder.
The vegan cacao bliss balls can be store in a refrigerator for a couple days.