I know you guys are on the edge of your seats waiting for my survivor green bean recipe, but I've decided to make you wait a little longer because a) I'm mean like that, and b) deep down I know you're asking yourself what the heck I'm talking about.
Duh.... remember my epic failures in the kitchen post?
But I DO have a glorious food inspiration for you today. It's a sweet treat and it's uber delish as well as being healthy. Yes, who knew you could have your cake and eat it too? Well, you probably shouldn't have cake, but I digress...
I first came across these little coconut balls while at a yoga festival in Joshua Tree, California. It turned out to be an insufferable weekend of 112-degree temperatures and far too many dirty hippies, but I didn’t mind because I had my little bliss balls. They were being sold by one of the umpteen raw vegan vendors that were working the festival. I think I devoured their entire inventory.
Back in the city, (after a long and glorious shower) I got right down to business, recreating these little balls of deliciousness.
I make these little treats all the time, but since I’ve been training for a fitness competition, I’ve started adding Vega chocolate protein powder to the recipe and reducing the honey content as I need more protein and less sugar in my diet. But if you’re not on a crazy eating plan like me, stick with sweet stuff.
It’s crazy delish.
Chocolate Protein Bliss Balls
- Add all the ingredients to a food processor and blend until they combine into a sticky ball.
- Scoop out individual portions and roll into little balls with your hands.
- Refrigerate balls for at least 1 hour before serving.
Depending on the size of your portions, the recipe will make 8 to 15 balls