Oil Infused Bliss Balls
Updated: Aug 25, 2019
Finding a good recipe for Bliss Balls that were Paleo, nut free, low sweetener, tasty AND given the thumbs up from number 1 Son, has been a bit of a challenge thus far in the OP household. Until I discovered "Tiger Nut Bliss Balls' about 12 months ago.
Said son, also attends a Nut-Free school, and is intolerant to Almonds (amongst other things), so we've had to step out side of the recipe box a fair bit lately, and thankfully these are still great, even when nuts are subbed out for seeds!
Let's quickly chat Tigernuts. These guys are not actually nuts, but small root vegetables from the tuber family. Tigernuts are a form of resistant starch, are GF, NF, DF, FODMAP, can improve insulin sensitivity, and are high in Vit C & E, fibre, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, potassium and good fats. Helping little people stay fuller for longer! #powerhouse
The original recipe doesn't call for Essential Oils, but we like to use them to change up the flavour and usually go with Wild Orange or Peppermint, but feel free to experiment with any of your favourite ingestible* oils.
Tigernut Bliss Balls (makes 12-15)
1/2c Tigernut Flour
1c of Seeds or Nuts. I use a 70/30 ratio of Pepita to Sunflower.
5 Medjool Dates
1/4c Cacao Powder (or Carob Powder)
3tbs Desiccated Coconut + extra for rolling
5 drops (or to taste) of Essential Oils
Chuck everything in your thermomix or food processor and blend until nuts/seeds are broken down and everything is combined.
Roll into balls and coat in extra dess coconut. Keep in the fridge for up to 5 days - if they last that long.
*Ingesting Oils - doTERRA essential oils are imported to Australia as Food or Cosmetics (if not ingestible) and are labeled as GRAS (Generally regarded as safe) for internal use. At the end of the day, if you are not comfortable with this, using them topically and aromatically is a-ok! The balls will still be as delish.