Do you have a sweet tooth? I know that I do!

 

I try not to eat too many sweet things. Try being the operative word!

I work in a kitchen with lots of cookies, croissants and delicious danishes and if I don’t plan my day out right, I can end up eating 2 or 3 before even realising! Then I have a stomach ache and I feel really crappy 🙁

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I found the trick for me is to be prepared. Obviously I know that I am going to be making these sweet treats and working around them for most of the morning, and I know that I get hungry on my shift so what can I do to make sure that I eat something wholesome, instead of engulfing all the baked goods in front of me?

Nuts have always been a handy little savior. They are compact, don’t go bad in my bag if I forget about them (highly likely) and it is easy to grab a handful while I am rushing around at work.

BUT….

Some days I still want something sweet. You can only eat so many almonds while staring longingly at the perfectly baked almond croissant that is within arm’s reach before you give in completely to the flaky pastry and gooey inside. So, I decided that maybe I needed to add a little “oomph” to my humble nuts and turn them into a mighty powerhouse snack that I actually like eating.

So I made these bliss balls to cope with the sweet cravings!

Now a word of warning, just because these bliss balls are full of goodness, you cannot go mad on them. Nuts are little energy powerhouses which means that when you eat too many, they end up on your hips. 2 a day is plenty but because of the high fat content, they leave you feeling quite full anyway. Coupled with a cup of coffee, they make the perfect mid-morning snack to pull you through to lunch time.

 

Give them a try and let me know what you think?

Reach out to me in the comments section below and if you really like them, please share this recipe with your friends. 

 

Have a  great week,

Olivia xx

 

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Basic Bliss Balls
These bliss balls are easy to make, you just need a food processor or high-speed blender. In this recipe, I love to use peanut butter but any nut butter works.
Course Snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings
Balls
Ingredients
Course Snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings
Balls
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Put all the ingredients into the high speed blender or food processor and mix until a firm dough forms. I recommend mixing for about a minute as it allows the oils to really mix with the dry ingredients.
  2. Using a tablespoon, make small balls with your hands. Place in a container.
  3. Repeat until all the mixture is done.
  4. Store in the fridge or freezer for up to a week.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Sometimes the mixture will be a bit wetter/dryer, depending on the oil content of your nut butter. If the mix is too wet, add more oats and if it is too dry, add a teaspoon of coconut oil at a time until you have the desired constancy.

Bliss Balls for A Sweet Tooth

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