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Recipe – Chocolate Bliss Balls

Superfoods Goji Berries and Chia Seeds are not only kid-friendly but are also incredibly healthy. Adding superfoods to your snacks gives you great benefits as well as being yummy to eat.

This delicious recipe for some sugar-free and healthy Bliss Balls are kindly shared from the beautiful people at Raw Life. They are filled with lots of superfoods including Goji Berries, Chia Seeds and Cacao, and full of antioxidants and healthy fats. They are sure to be a hit with your kids.  They are perfect for lunchboxes as well as a nice present idea.

 

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CHOCOLATE BLISS BALLS



1 cup       raw almonds

½ cup     raw cashews

10-12      medjool dates

¼ cup     goji berries

2 Tbsp    black & white chia seeds

½ cup     raw organic cacao nibs

½ cup     raw organic cacao powder

½ cup     organic coconut chips

3 Tbsp    raw unprocessed honey

¼ cup     organic coconut oil

1. Blend almonds and cashews in Thermomix (or blender) on speed 8-9 for about 5 seconds (you can blend for 10 seconds if you don’t want them so chunky).

2. Add goji berries and dates and give a quick blend with the nuts for 4-5 seconds on speed 6-7.

3. Add all other dry ingredients and them give a quick blend in the Thermomix on speed 6-7 for 2-3 seconds, just so it’s all combined.

4. Add honey and coconut oil and blend on speed 8 for about 15 seconds, you should get a mass of yummy dark goodness.

5. Scoop out mixture using clean fingers and roll into balls. This mixture will make 19-20 large balls.

6. Store in the refrigerator and try not to eat too many in one go!

Thanks to Raw Life  for your recipe, their awesome juice vans are located in the South West of Western Australia and are often out and about in various locations.  Check out their website and facebook page for more information and be sure to visit them for a delicious juice and grab a Choc Bliss Balls too.

 

 

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Recipe – Spinach and Black Bean Brownies

There are healthy ways to have dessert without sugar. I never would have thought I could have a healthy chocolate brownie made from greens and legumes that’s for sure!

The below recipe is not only densely delicious but its made from healthy ingredients such as spinach and black beans! And the best thing is when you are eating this yummy dessert, you can only taste chocolate brownie. You would never know it has spinach and black beans in it. It’s perfect for kids lunchboxes and desert loving husbands. Don’t tell them what they are made of and they will never know

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Spinach and Black Bean Brownies

  • 1 tin of organic black beans
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 12 medjool dates (pitted)
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup cacao powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup almond/buckwheat/spelt flour

Preheat oven to 180’C

Blend dates and water until a think smooth paste.

Add fresh spinach to the paste and blend until smooth.

Add the beans and vanilla and blend.

Finally add cacao powder, baking powder, baking soda and flour and blend until batter is mixed evenly, scrape the sides of the blender and blend to ensure it is evenly smooth.
Place batter into 8×8 cooking pan and bake for 30-40mins until toothpick comes out clean.