Friday, January 19, 2018

Ojas increasing Bliss Balls

These mildly sweet bliss balls are nourishing and pretty easy to make. A perfect snack for when you are craving something sweet or need a quick pick-me-up. They are super healthy and everyone including your children will enjoy them!

  • Very Sattvic, increases ojas, rejuvenating, tonifying, nourishing, and a great source of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, protein, calcium and magnesium.
  • Good for Vata, Pitta, and Kapha Doshas. (You should enjoy 1-2balls/day, though Kaphas should eat fewer- or make the balls smaller)
  • Good for the nervous system, memory, bones and joints.

1 cup dry coconut flakes 
1/4 cup almonds
1/4 cup walnuts
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup hemp hearts
1-2 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
1 Tbsp flax seeds
1 cup dates/cranberries (If you don’t like to use dates or cranberries then use Maple syrup/ honey.)
1/4 cacao nibs
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp triphala 
Dry roast all seeds and nuts, including coconut.
Roast all ingredients separately since they need different heat, roast to a golden brown.  Almonds need the most heat, and blanching and removing skins prior to roasting is best if you’re up for the task. You might blanch, skin, and then pop these in the oven at 350.  Flax, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds will toast more quickly, and need more attention.  Use a clean pan and lid with no oil and shift the pan while cooking- pretend they’re popcorn, when most have popped, you’re done.)  Do the coconut flakes last.  They will toast REALLY quickly-  don’t look away!

Let all the seeds, and nuts cool and put them into the food processor.  Keep the coconut flakes out. Grind into a course powder. Add cardamom, cinnamon, triphala, toasted coconut and 1 cup of dried fruit and cacao nibs. Pulse all ingredients until the crumbly mix stays together. Roll into small balls with your hands. Roll in shredded coconut and keep in a glass container. Shelf life of 15-20 days. No need to refrigerate. 

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