Hey MBG readers! It's Caren from Inspired Coast, bringing you these awesome treats that are fantastic as grab-and-go snacks, or as a healthy dessert option at a party!
I first came across these little coconut balls while at a yoga festival in Joshua Tree, California. It turned out to be an insufferable weekend of 112 degree temperatures but I didn’t mind, because I had my little bliss balls. They were being sold by one of the umpteen raw vegan vendors that were working the festival. I think I devoured their entire inventory.
Back in the city, (after a long and glorious shower) I got right down to business, recreating these little balls of deliciousness.
I make these little treats all the time, but since I’ve been training for a fitness competition, I’ve started adding protein powder to the recipe and reducing the honey content as I need more protein and less sugar in my diet. But if you’re not on a crazy eating plan like me, stick with sweet stuff.
It’s crazy delish.
Chocolate Protein Bliss Balls
¼ cup raw cacao
¼ cup shredded coconut
¼ cup raw unsalted almonds
2 tablespoons of coconut oil/meat
3 tablespoons raw honey or agave nectar
2 tablespoons maca powder
3 sachets of Stevia
½ teaspoon of vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Add all the ingredients to a food processor and blend until they combine into a sticky ball.
- Scoop out individual portions and roll into little balls with your hands.
- Refrigerate balls for at least 1 hour before serving.
Depending on the size of your portions, the recipe will make 8 to 15 balls
-post & images by caren