August 25, 2012 sufey

Bliss Balls

My first encounter with these blessed balls was on mama Maui.

It was tantra day, late eve, and some wonderful goddesses had whipped up a batch of balls after satsang. We were told to close our eyes, and we waited. Took a slow breath of chocolaty goodness, waited.

Bite-by-tiny-bite, handfed by fellow yoginis, we indulged in the sweet bliss of this nutty kiss. I was hooked immediately. I couldn’t believe how something so delicious could actually be so good for our bodies too!

Here’s to sharing the love!

PS- big kisses to beautiful raw chef Taliyah Irene who introduced me to this recipe. Below is my variation-of-the-day on this commonly created dessert; it’s always changing!

INGREDIENTS*

  • 2 cups raw nuts-  almonds, pecans, walnuts, or a mix!
  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower or pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup raw almond milk
  • 1/4 cup natural carob powder
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed
  • 8 large whole dates (pitted & cut into teensy weensy pieces)
  • 2 tbsp organic crunchy nut butter
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin coconut oil
  • shredded coconuts (for decor!)
  • raw cacao nibs (for decor!)
  • lots of love!

*All measurements are approximate. I like to mix it up & see how it goes!

There’s lots of room to play in this dessert: throw in any dried fruit, nuts, seeds, and experiment with whatever you like. Let me know what you come up with!

DIRECTIONS:

Mash, bash & crush up nuts & seeds in a big bowl. (For silkier taste, blend more- for crunchier taste, blend less!)

Add carob powder & flaxseed. Stir in almond milk, peanut butter, coconut oil & dates to make everything sticky. Get messy! Mix ‘er all up!

Shape into small balls & roll them around in shredded coconut. Infuse them all with love. (That’s the most important part!)

And…. Ta-da!  You are finished. Enjoy!

ARTSY EXTRAS:

As a tribute to my dear yoginis, I made two happy lovers dancing in coconut rain falling from heart-shaped clouds. Hehe.

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