Coconut Dreamsicle Superfood Balls

DESSERTS

Hello lovelies,

I am absolutely in love with bliss balls (superfood balls) at the moment. They are so easy to make and the great thing is that you can combine different flavors to make them your own creation. Because I enjoy making up new recipes I’m always on the search for delicious things that are good for you, and boy oh boy did I hit a home run with these babies.

While you can swap around ingredients for the base, I like to keep things simple with all natural ingredients, while being minimal at that. That’s why I typically stick with just organic raw almonds and medjool dates. So simple, yet ridiculously delish. From there it’s like creating magic by adding whatever ingredients you want. I personally love these so much because they taste like those old school orange creamsicle popsicles…but these are actually HEALTHY! Wooho. Double win.

So why are these so good for you? Well…I’m glad you asked! Because of the dates and almonds, they contain your healthy fats along with simple sugars. Nothing fake here. The orange juice and lemon are high in vitamin C, which keeps your immune system healthy, the maca powder helps to give you energy and stamina, and turmeric is very anti-inflammatory. All together the combination of these ingredients tastes amazing but even better, they will help to curb any sweet tooth all while giving you a boost of antioxidants and nutrients. Does it get any better than that?!

I also created a YouTube video on how to make the coconut dreamsicle superfood balls. Click here to check it out.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup pitted medjool dates
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric + tiny pinch of black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp maca powder

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a food processor, start by blending your dates and almonds until well combined. From there you will add the rest of the ingredients. I personally like to use the juice from an orange and lemon over anything in a container.
  2. Add a tiny bit of the orange skin (zest roughly 1 tbsp, however it depends on how much orange flavor you want). Blend every until well combined then transfer to a bowl as it’s easier to handle the dough.
  3. Add some coconut flakes into blender/food processor to chop into small pieces. Alternatively, use desiccated coconut. Add some more orange zest and mix.
  4. Roll your mixture into roughly one inch balls, then coat in the coconut mixture. Freeze for 30 minutes.

These are the perfect little things to throw in a bag and take to work, or take to the park with you (as we are now working from home). I also love eating them as a sweet treat after dinner. They keep for a while in the fridge/freezer, but good luck because I know they won’t last longer than 3 days in your house.

PS – if you liked this recipe, it comes from my Post Detox Recipe Book II that contains 50 healthy (and DELICIOUS) recipes that will help you achieve all your health goals, including 73 pages of motivation, information on foods to be eating, and recipes for breakfast lunch, dinner, snacks, and desserts. You can get it + ALL my other ebooks absolutely free, by heading HERE.

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Xoxo, N

@nikkisharp
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