Christmas Bliss Balls
I find it hard not to over-indulge at Christmas, I cannot wait to get my teeth into all that turkey & ham! This year I’m trying to make an effort and not get stuck into the sweet treats too much but still want something yummy to enjoy. I’ve been working on a recipe so I can actually have my cake and eat it too.
My christmassy bliss balls are full of healthy ingredients but still include a white chocolate treat. They’ll be delicious all year without the white chocolate drizzled over.
I’ve been experimenting all week with these, mainly to get the ratio of coconut oil right. Too little and the bliss balls won’t stick together, too much and they carry unnecessary calories. Either way my workmates enjoyed them, even those that don’t normally choose the healthy option. The bliss balls I made for this posts photos have already been claimed by Gerry’s workmates, he told them how great they were earlier this weeks and of course the first question was “well where are they then?” The two batches I made today should keep them happy.
These bliss balls are a simple mix of goji berries and pepitas, both give flavour and Christmas colour. I’ve only added a little honey (or you can use maple syrup) for sweetness and a tablespoon of cocoa for the chocolatey richness. I added vanilla protein powder too, my preference is whey isolate but use whatever your favourite is, just don’t use meal replacement shake powder. If you’re looking for a vegan option, swap out the whey protein for a pea protein and use maple instead of honey.
I’m really pleased with how rich and tasty these bliss balls are.