Bliss balls, green smoothies and kale chips...so cliche!
Within my 24-year span on earth, I’ve both made and eaten a lot of bliss balls. They’re a yummy snack and, while satisfying to the sweet tooth, often contain a protein and/or dietary fibre source (commonly nuts, seeds or dried fruit), helping to serve as a satiating option to bridge the gap between meal times.
I’ve trialed endless flavour combinations, and reckon these are a winner. With each bite you get bursts of fig, honey and tahini, which together creates quite a posh little bliss ball. They would be gorgeous served on a big platter, loaded with fresh grapes, seed crackers, roasted nuts, veggie sticks and hummus.
Antioxidant-packed walnuts are used as the nut-base for these balls, which are rich in nourishing fats (particularly the polyunsaturated kind), the most abundant being omega-6 and omega-3. Omega-3 is linked to all sorts of health benefits, including as a wonderful brain food (isn’t it a little odd how walnuts look like miniature brains?).
The tahini a paste made of sesame seeds, is an excellent source of the mineral copper which assists with making red blood cells in our bodies; as well as plant-based calcium, which helps form and strengthen teeth and bones.
The dried figs which work great at helping to bind these balls, are a good source dietary fibre, which assists with keeping our digestive system happy and healthy.