There are few traditions as sweet as making holiday treats to share with family and friends, but it can be difficult to find recipes that aren’t loaded with refined sugar, dairy, etc. and actually taste good.
At least that’s what we thought until we tried these festive Blissed Balls by Marni and Sheena of Blissed. These vegan, gluten-free Blissed Balls are made with ingredients that you can feel good about. There’s a number of nourishing ingredients in every bite of these tasty treats – from spirulina to cinnamon and everything in between!
Spirulina is a blue-green algae that is ridiculously good for you. This superfood is loaded with amino acids, protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamins A, E and K and antioxidants.
We also love the hemp seeds or hemp hearts in this recipe! These small seeds add a slightly sweet and nutty flavour and offer a boost of nourishment. Hemp hearts are a great plant-based source of protein and healthy fats.
Lastly, cinnamon has a subtly sweet flavour and acts as a potent blood sugar stabilizer. Ground cinnamon also has anti-inflammatory properties and is very high in antioxidants. Consider adding more cinnamon to your diet with recipes like this one!
Make a batch (or two) of these delicious treats today to bring to your next holiday party – we can guarantee that you and your loved ones are going to love them!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
1 cup finely chopped nuts
1 cup chopped seeds
1 tbsp cinnamon
2 tbsp hemp hearts
2 tbsp flax
2 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp MCT or coconut oil
¼ cup almond butter
1-2 tbsp SpiraVeg Fresh Spirulina
Goji berries to taste
Combine dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl, then add oil and almond butter*.
Once mixed, add SpiraVeg Fresh Spirulina and gently stir to combine. Then add goji berries last, stirring slowly so that you have the right consistency.
Roll into balls, then store in the fridge or freezer. Enjoy!
*NOTE: you may not need to the whole ¼ cup of almond butter.
Make a practice batch of these delicious Blissed Balls tonight and be sure to keep the recipe on hand for the rest of the holiday season!