I love to have a batch of bliss balls on hand to help with those mid-afternoon sweet cravings! They can be frozen too which is really handy. I tend not to use dates as these are quite high in sugar, and when you are having something every day the low sugar option is better. These bliss balls are made with cashew nuts which provide protein and healthy fats to keep you satisfied. Also, cashews contain the amino acid tryptophan which is a precursor for serotonin - so they make you feel good, too!
1 cup cashew nuts
1/2 cup desiccated coconut (and extra, for rolling)
1/2 cup almond meal
2 heaped tablespoons natural almond or peanut butter
1 scoop protein powder of choice (optional)
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1/4 to 1/2 cup water
Place all ingredients in food processor aside from water. Process, adding the water slowly. You may need to stop the processor and scrape down the sides from time to time. If it is too dry, add more water. If it is too wet, add more almond meal or protein powder. The consistency should be crumbly and hold together without being wet.
Scoop out portions with a teaspoon and roll into 15-20 balls in the extra coconut. Refrigerate for up to one week, or freeze for longer.