From one FODMAP-Foodie to the next, when you find a safe (and delicious) protein ball recipe, ultimately you want to share it with the world! So a few months back as I was trawling Pinterest for some weekly food-prep goodies I stumbled upon Laiken’s blog everydaysimplehealth and her wonderful FODAMAP-friendly & fructose free bliss balls.
Her balls *chuckle* are filled with good fats, proteins, carbs and are free from dates! Hallelujah!
I truly adore protein bliss balls. Reason being is I am a self-entitled lover of dessert, I believe sweets should come after most meals and I do not feel satisfied this desire. However in reality, dessert after each meal is not ideal for any of the following:
b. Blood-sugar levels; or
c. Your waistline, or your ass.
So in celebration of all the low-FODMAPers and dessert-junkies out there I wanted to share Laiken’s recipe as well as my own tweaks, purely as a preference of taste.
Who said we couldn’t have our cake and eat it too?
Makes 16 bite-sized bliss balls (about 3cm x 3cm)
- 1 cup dry-roasted almonds
- 1 Tbsp cacao or cocoa powder
- 1 Tbsp desiccated coconut
- 1 Tbsp protein powder
- 2 tspn chia seeds
- 2 tspn sesame seeds
- 1 tspn flax meal
- A pinch of pink himalayan salt
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp rice-malt syrup
- 2 Tbsp peanut butter
- 1/2 tspn vanilla essence
- Blend your almonds in a food processor, until crumbly. I use my 1000 watt Ninja for best results, or the Thermomix on level seven for about 2 seconds.
2. Combine your almond blend with the remaining dry ingredients.
3. In a microwave safe bowl (I use my 1 cup measure to do this to minimise dishes ?) add the coconut oil, rice-malt syrup and peanut butter and microwave for 20 seconds and stir until combined.
4. Add your vanilla essence to the liquid mixture and combine with the dry ingredients.
5. Now, its time to get rolling!
6. Once you’ve rolled your balls, place them in an air-tight container in the fridge and enjoy all week!