Morgan wanted to make Bliss Balls the other day. How could I say no?
1/2 c raw almond butter
1/2 cup tahini
1/4 cup pine nuts or hep seeds unsoaked
1/4 cup raw carob powder
1 t vanilla or 1 soaked vanilla bean
1/2 t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg
1/4 t fresh ginger
Morgan and I added 3/4 cup sprouted buckwheats. Buckwheats are kind of like rice crispies in the balls, and extra yummy! For people who struggle with wheat allergies and gluten intolerance, buckwheat is ideal. It contains all essential amino acids (eight proteins the body cannot manufacture) in good proportions and B vitamins and is rich in phosphorus, potassium, iron, and calcium. Buckwheat also has an alkalizing effect on our body.
Back to how to make Bliss Balls! Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Form into balls and roll in carob powder or hemp seeds. Its that easy! (We didn’t roll our balls in anything because we couldn’t wait to eat them) No baking, no dehydrating, no freezing! Pure bliss!
This recipe is adapted from Gabriel Cousens, Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine.
Carob may also contain up to 8% protein and contains vitamins A, B, B2, B3 and D. It is also high in calcium, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium, as well as iron, manganese, barium, copper, and nickel. Carob has no oxalic acid, this acid prevents the body from utilizing calcium and zinc. These minerals are vital to healthy skin. On a side note the presence of oxalic acid in chocolate may be the reason why many people break out when they eat to much! And we learn something new every day!
Morgan and I also chose to make our own almond butter because its super easy:
Use raw, unsoaked almonds and grind them up! Add a little flax or hemp oil until you achieve the consistency you desire add a little salt if you like and enjoy!