MORE BLISS BALLS!
Ok so I know I already posted a similar recipe previously, but after a few requests for the recipe on facebook I thought I would share it anyway. I made these in bulk for a party so I cheated and used the same base recipe but used a variety of different outer coatings to give a different texture, taste, and make them look a little more exciting. I haven't listed quantity for the ingredients as I generally go by feel based on whatever I have in the cupboard.
Pure Vanilla Powder
Choc Fermented Brown Rice Protein
1. Place 20-30 dates in a bowl of warm-hot water and set them aside to soften.
2. Using a coffee grinder, roughly grind some sunflower seeds and goji berries.
3. In your food processor, place around 1-3 tablespoons each of flax meal, brown rice protein, cacao powder, lacuma powder, macqui powder and desiccated coconut. Add 1/2 - 1 teaspoon of vanilla powder, and 1-2 teaspoons of cinnamon. Process these until they become a fine to medium powder and are well blended.
4. Add the dates and a little of the water they were soaking in and process until the dates are completely broken down. Add some maple syrup, cashew butter and some more of the water the dates had been soaking in and process until all ingredients are well combined. Add the partially ground sunflower seeds and goji berries, as well as 2 tablespoons of cacao nibs and quickly process again. Leaving these only roughly ground will add a great texture to the finished product. You should end up with a thick wet paste.
5. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl. Now add more dry ingredients such as cacao, cocoa, flax meal etc and mix with a spoon. Continue to add and mix until you form a thicker batter which makes it less sticky to roll and helps the balls keep their shape later on. You can also add more un-ground goji's, nibs, coconut, or seeds for extra texture. Set the mix in the fridge for 10-15 minutes, this will firm it up a little.
6. In three separate bowls place coconut, cocoa powder (you can use cacao, I was making them for people who may not like the bitter taste), and finely ground goji berries (use the coffee grinder again).
7. Using damp hands, roll small amounts of the mixture into balls and drop them in to one of the bowls. continue until you have a few in your bowl without overcrowding. Toss them around until they are coated. then with dry hands take each ball out and roll it again in your hands to ensure the coating sticks. With the cocoa covered ones, place them in a sieve and shake off the excess before rolling them the last time.
8. Pop them in the fridge or freezer until your ready to eat them.