Sweet potato, quinoa & almond bliss balls

Bliss balls are a nice treat or snack option to enjoy with a fragrant and warm cup of tea or a hot cup of black coffee mid morning. That’s how I enjoy them! They are a nutrient dense snack option to prepare on the weekend and stock up for the week. They are a practical and low glycaemic snack option to pack for work. A good suggestion to make these bliss balls lunch box friendly is to substitute the almond meal with hemp seeds, or a hemp, flaxmeal and chia seeds blend.

Sweet potato, quinoa & almond bliss balls

Prep Time10 mins
Course: Snack
Servings: 25 (depending on size)
Author: Leuza Kyne

Equipment

  • Food processor

Ingredients

  • 1 cup baked and mashed sweet potato (oven baked or boiled)
  • 1 ½ cup almond meal
  • 1 cup cooked and cooled quinoa (equivalent 1/3 cup dry cooked with 1 cup water)
  • 1 cup mixed pumpkin and sunflower seeds processed in a blender or food processor
  • 1 cup shredded or desiccated coconut
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbs raw cacao or cocoa powder
  • 1 heaped tablespoon chia seeds soaked in half cup water for 4 hours
  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • Optional: 1 scoop of grass fed beef collagen or protein powder
  • Hemp seeds and desiccated coconut for rolling the balls

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix using your hands until all ingredients are well combined.
  • Use a tablespoon to measure half a spoon of the mixture and shape into balls.
  • Roll the balls in hemp seeds or desiccated coconut for finishing.
  • Repeat until all the mixture is finished.

Notes

Place the balls in an airtight container and keep in the fridge to be consumed within a week. These can be frozen for up to 4 months. You can take as many as you like and leave in the fridge to thaw overnight for the next day.

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