Ever since I shared the Chocolate Orange Truffle recipe from the Mummy Made.It "A Healthy Christmas" eBook, I have been been on a mission to bring you more healthy treats that are easy to make - like my Chocolate Peppermint Truffles, and Raw Caramel Macadamia Bliss Balls.
So many people (including myself) are under some killer time pressures - and I think the impacts are two-fold. Firstly, we don't have much time to make healthy treats, and secondly, we can react to time stress by reaching out for a pre-packaged, eat-now-regret-later "treat" - and end up feeling tired, bloated, or cranky - not to mention the bit where we aren't nourishing our bodies.
Raw Carrot Cake Bliss Balls to the rescue! These are an adaptation of my Raw Carrot Cake recipe, and while I have traded out the macadamia frosting, we instead get bite-sized bliss balls that are rich, very tasty, and not too sweet. They have a flavour that is somewhat unique amongst the bliss balls I have tried - in a good way, and I can't wait to hear what you think of them!
On a side note - I typically take my photos in my mini-studio, but moved some of my gear upstairs yesterday whilst the kids were at daycare/preschool, to experiment with natural light. I ended up taking the pictures today, which means I had a Photography Assistant, who wanted to be actively involved, including in front of the camera! I couldn't help but take a couple of candid snaps!
I think the food pics turned out pretty well too :)
Raw Carrot Cake Bliss Balls
Makes 22 - 26
- 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into smaller chunks
- 2 cups medjool dates, seeds removed
- 1 + 1/2 cups almond meal
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Shredded (or desiccated) Coconut
Add all the ingredients (except the desiccated coconut, if using) to a high speed blender (or food processor) and process until well combined and the mixture sticks together. Roll the mixture into small balls and place on a lined baking tray and place in the freezer for 30 minutes or until ready to eat.
Remove from the freezer and roll in the coconut. Place back in the freezer until ready to eat.
Vanessa Vickery (or Ness as she is also known) is a qualified nutritionist and a mother of two energetic toddlers. She created Becomingness, a health and wellness website, to help women achieve their health and wellness goals by providing accurate, accessible information, as well as offering valuable products and services that promote motivation, empowerment, self-belief and happiness. Come say hello and follow Ness on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest.