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This week we are lucky to have the lovely Kim Holmes from The Healthy Little B sharing one of her favourite tea-time nourishing recipes with us. These simple yet delicious bliss balls are full of nutritional goodness. Tahini (sesame seed paste) contains plenty of calcium, protein, and heart healthy fats. Dates are a good source of dietary fibres and provide iron, which is important for good bowel health and energy levels. Buckinis are activated buckwheat (a fruit seed, not a member of the wheat family). These crunchy little gluten-free seeds are rich in protein and provide immune boosting zinc and iron. Mesquite is a highly nutritious food that has been used as a flour and sweetener for centuries by the Native Americans. Mesquite powder, which is ground from the pod of the mesquite plant, is particularly rich in protein and contains minerals such as calcium, iron, zinc, and magnesium. Mesquite has a lovely sweet, slightly nutty, caramel-like flavour.
Gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan.
Raw Caramel Protein Bliss Balls
1/2 cup caramelised buckinis (buckwheat clusters)
1/3 cup tahini
6 medjool dates
1/3 cup carob powder
2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder (plant-based)
1 teaspoon mesquite powder
A pinch of sea salt
1. Add Buckini's to food processor and blitz for a few seconds, just so they are broken up a tad
2. Add tahini, dates, protein powder, mesquite, sea salt and blitz till all is combined (20 sec approx)
3. Remove from processor, roll into your desired ball shape then roll to cover the ball in coconut
4. Store in jar/ sealed contain in fridge
TEA PAIRING: Our Bodhi Organic TranquiliTEA goes beautifully with these raw caramel bliss balls.
About Kim Holmes
Kim is a mother and qualified nutritionist, and founder of The Healthy Little B, knows all too well about creating healthy families. Kim believes the way to a happy family most certainly starts with health and nutrition. Being inspired daily by her two little “B’s”, Kim loves nothing more than to educate others on how to raise thriving healthy little ones.Kim's passion is to share the healthy love with other families and to help them reach their potential in terms of living a healthy, balanced, yummy life. Think, real food, healthy home, activity, mindfulness and loads of cooking!
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