Are you getting ready to hop into Easter?
I have the perfect sweet treat for you this Easter. Some healthy and tasty treats that won't melt while you’re on the Easter egg hunt.
Introducing my Easter Bliss Balls, or as I like to call them LEEaster Balls!
These are the greatest hunter gatherer snack you can find for Easter. They’re nutritious, delicious and won't tie you down in between eating (or overeating) sessions. I like to think of them as a little good thing amongst all the decadence.
Whilst everyone knows that bliss balls are a 'healthy treat', a lot of the time they're filled with a LOT of dried fruit - I'm talking double the quantity you would eat in one sitting! Dried fruit is delicious but it can be hard going on the gut because of the high levels of sulphites and sugars - giving you some unwanted digestive problems.
These balls don’t contain any unwelcome ingredients, which means your tummy won’t be frustrated with you during the Easter holidays. In fact LEEaster balls will make you and your insides happy.
I’ve included two different variations for you – chewy chocolate and anti-inflammatory attack!
When hosting Easter meals, the chocolate balls go down as a terrific treat and for times when you're in need of a health boost, the anti-inflammatory turmeric balls are the way to go.
I’ve also included my Heal Your Gut powder into the mixture for some much-needed gut-loving; a true necessity after the over-indulging we usually do around holiday time. The powder also has remarkable health benefits, improving nutrient absorption and taking care of your hair, skin and nails, not to mention it's absorbable iron content that is wonderful for energy levels. You can watch and read more about the health benefits of it here.
By the way, I forgot to munch-ion that these balls are approved by the Easter Bunny, so please be sure to give them a go!
- 1 TBSP HYG powder
- 1⁄2 cup almond meal
- 5 TBSP almond nut butter
- 1⁄2 cup tahini
- 8 drops liquid stevia
- 1 cup chopped nuts of choice
- 1⁄2 cup coconut flakes
- 1⁄4 cup sesame seeds plus extra for coating
- Chocolate: 1 TSP cacao or more if you like them chocolaty!
- Anti-inflammatory: 1 TSP turmeric, 1 TSP cinnamon and 1⁄2 TSP ginger
- Place almond meal, HYG powder, coconut flakes and nuts into food processor and mix.
- Add stevia, almond nut butter and tahini and continue to mix until combined.
- Chill the dough in the freezer for 30 minutes.
- Remove and roll into balls on a flat tray.
- Place extra sesame seeds in a bowl and roll balls to coat the surface.
- Refrigerate and enjoy.
- Chocolate version: Add in a 1 tsp of cacao to the base mixture or more if you like them chocolaty!
- Anti-inflammatory: Add 1 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp cinnamon and 1⁄2 tsp ginger to base mixture.
You can make a big batch and keep a few of these in the freezer for later.