Bliss (blis): n. 1. Perfect happiness; great joy 2. Nut butter
Ok, maybe the second definition isn’t technically part of the definition, but it should be! There are so many variations of bliss/protein balls you can choose from- you can make them with nuts, dried fruit, dates, coconut, you name it. Google it and you’ll find a recipe. (Try it, really! I just googled ” S’mores bliss ball” and found this recipe).
Bliss balls are great as a post-workout snack or perfect when you need that boost at 3PM to finish your day. They’re filling and packed with nutritional benefits!
I decided to keep my bliss balls simple and centered around what gives me perfect happiness/great joy: Peanut and Caco Spread. It’s a delicious raw, organic spread made with peanuts and 90% dark chocolate. I usually sneak a few spoonfuls (but who’s counting) throughout the day, and am hoping these bliss balls help to stop my grazing. My strategy is to eat one bliss ball after my workout to: 1. Motivate me to workout 2. Fulfill my cacao nut butter craving for the day.
So, what are in these bliss balls and why should you make them?
REAL Peanut butter: In these days, we are so saturated with protein shakes, protein powder, protein bars, but we forget about getting protein from REAL food… not some flavored powder! Nut butter (made with one ingredient: nuts) is a source of protein, which is needed to build and repair muscles, especially after a workout.
Raw Cacao: Containing more antioxidants than spinach, acai berries, or blueberries, raw cacao is considered a “super-antioxident.” (read more health facts here)
Honey: a natural, unprocessed sweetener
Raw Oats: a whole-grain source of fibre
Golden Flaxseed: contains healthy lignans and omega 3 (basically jam-packed with nutrients!)
Shredded Coconut: source of healthy fat, fiber and iron
What are in YOUR bliss balls?? I’d love to try your favorite recipe… as long as there’s nut butter!