• Tristan Thibodeau, MSN

Vitality Boosting Bliss Balls

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Hello, friends!

I have been CRAVING nut butter lately. Actually, "craving" might be putting it lightly (I've gone through three jars in two weeks).

So I finally decided enough was enough and put my fiendish nut butter loving ways to good use and created a fun recipe that is super easy and super delicious! After searching for creative recipes using some unique ingredients such as greens powder and spirulina, I gave up and decided to create my own nut-butter-loving-double-layered energy bites! Each bliss ball has a smooth and creamy nut butter core with a soft and sweet outer shell.

I am naming these bites my "Vitality Boosting Bliss Balls" because after having a few, you will be buzzing with energy and ready to transform into a superhuman. These balls (teehee) are loaded with nutrition, and to prove it here are some quick deets: Each bliss ball contains:

  • 10% of your daily requirement for Iron

  • 2 % of your daily requirement for Calcium

  • 4 g of plant-based protein

  • 2 grams of fiber

Have I convinced you to give this recipe a go? Great! Let's get started!



Prep Time

5 minutes

Cooking Time

10 minutes

Yields

15 bliss balls

Ingredients

For the creamy core:

  • 1/4 C coconut flour

  • 2 T cacao powder (I used Himilania cacao and maca powder)

  • 2 tsp cardamon

  • 1/2 Tsp nutmeg

  • 1/2 Tsp greens powder (I used my favorite, Vibrant Health - Vibrant Greens and Probiotics powder)

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/4 C almond milk ( I used unsweetened vanilla)

  • 2 droppers of SweetLeaf vanilla stevia (you can use 1 Tsp of powdered stevia, dates, or 1 T of honey, agave, etc)

  • 2 T crunchy nut butter (I used EatNutzo Power Crunch)

For the outer shell:

  • 2 C quick oats (you can use rolled oats, you will just have to process them to get a smaller grain)

  • 1 tsp spirulina

  • 2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 scoop protein (I used Vibrant Health's ProMatcha Powder)

  • 1 banana

Instructions

For the creamy core:

Place all dry ingredients (coconut flour, cacao, cardamom, nutmeg, greens powder) into a food processor and pulse to combine

  1. Add the vanilla extract, the stevia, nut butter, and the almond milk 1 tablespoon at a time, the consistency should be doughy

  2. Form 15 individual balls by using a teaspoon to scoop out the dough and roll into a uniform ball

  3. Once all the dough is used for the bliss ball core, place them on a baking sheet in the freezer to harden (this will make it easier to form the outer shell around the core)

For the outer shell:

Combine the oats, spirulina, cinnamon, and protein powder in a food processor and pulse to combine. *If using rolled oats, pulse a bit longer to break down the oats into a finer texture

  1. Add the banana and pulse into everything sticks together in a course dough

  2. Remove the balls for the core from the freezer

  3. Using a tablespoon, scoop out the dough for the outer shell and flatten in your hand

  4. Make an indentation in the dough for the core to sit in and shape the shell dough around the core.

  5. Repeat for the remaining cores and shell dough.

  • Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 6 days or in the freezer for up to 10 days.

Hope you enjoyed this recipe!

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