These bliss balls are a great source of protein, good fats, vitamins & minerals. Lucuma powder is made from the fruit of the 'Pouteria Lucuma' tree native to Peru, Chile and Equador. The lucuma fruit is then fried at a low temperature and milled into a fine powder which is naturally sweet and contains iron, zinc, calcium and protein. They also contain medjool dates which are my favourite type of date because they naturally sweet and soft in texture, which makes them perfect for blending. If you can't find medjool dates you could always used regular dates but soak them in a little hot water to soften before blending.
Makes 5 balls
- 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
- 2 tbsp lucuma powder
- 2 tbsp ground almonds
- 2 tbsp cashew nuts
- 10 Medjool dates
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Desiccated coconut, for rolling
- Place all the ingredients into a food processor. Pulse until a rough paste is formed.
- Shape into balls, then roll in desiccated coconut. Transfer to the fridge for at least 30 minutes to firm up.