These scrumptious little ‘cashew and vanilla coconut bliss balls’ are the perfect guilt-free treat. They are packed with protein to help keep blood sugar and insulin levels balanced and keep sugar cravings at bay. They contain plenty of zinc, which is essential for healthy immune function and fertility, and healthy fats to fuel our brains and protect us from heart disease. These balls are also full of dietary fibre to help lower cholesterol levels and promote healthy bowel function. Eating protein and fibre rich foods will also help keep you full for longer so you’re not tempted to overeat or snack on unhealthy foods. Eat them as a snack or an after dinner treat with a herbal tea. They are also great to pop in your kids lunch boxes. If your children’s school has a no nut policy then you can replace the cashew nuts with sunflower or pumpkin seeds and use tahini instead of the nut butter.
1 cup cashews
1 cup coconut flakes
2 teaspoons vanilla paste
10 medjool dates, diced
2 Tbsp flax seeds
2 heap Tbsps almond butter
Sesame seeds (to roll balls in)
Place cashews, coconut, vanilla, flaxseeds and almond butter in your food processor and blend until well combined.
Add diced dates and then blend well.
Roll mixture into individual balls and then roll in sesame seeds.
Place in the fridge in an airtight container.
Makes 7 balls.