Chia bliss balls

Recipes

Ingredients (makes 18 balls)

100g cranberries

1/4 cup Blackmores raw Chia Seeds

1/2 cup boiling water

1 tsp vanilla essence

30g shredded coconut (no added sugar)

1 cup macadamias, crushed

30g Blackmores single origin cacao powder

2 tsp. coconut oil

Method

  • Combine the cranberries, chia seeds and boiling water into a bowl.
  • Allow them to soak for 5-10 minutes.
  • Place the coconut, crushed macadamias, cacao, coconut oil, vanilla essence and the cranberry and chia seed mix into a food processor.
  • Blend on high until thoroughly combined. (It will resemble brownie batter!)
  • Once the mixture has a sticky and moist texture to it, refrigerate for 30 mins.
  • This allows the fat to settle and makes it easier to shape the bliss balls.
  • Roll about 2 tsp worth of the mixture into balls (20g each), then lightly roll them in black chia seeds. Allow to sit in your fridge to set for about 20 minutes.
 
Recommend serve for a snack is two balls.
Enjoy! 

Health Tip

For such a tiny seed, chia is quite high in healthy fats boasting more Omega-3 fatty acids than salmon. Omega-3's work to protect the heart by lowering blood pressure, bad cholesterol, and inflammation. Inflammation can put strain on blood vessels and cause heart disease. 

Recipe supplied by Kate Freeman
KATE FREEMAN
Kate Freeman is HRI's resident nutritionist. She is a Registered Nutritionist from Canberra, Australia and the creator and managing director of Canberra's largest private nutrition practice in Canberra, The Healthy Eating Hub. Kate Freeman consults, writes, presents and mentors in the field of nutrition and has over 10 years of experience in the industry. 
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