Bliss balls are so 2015 but I don't even care. I LOVE them. They're easy to transport around in your bag and they're the perfect portion size for a snack to tide you over until your next meal.
What I don't love, is paying $4 for one that's often PACKED with crap. Don't be fooled by some options in stores under the guise of being a "healthy" snack. Think covatuer chocolate, loads of dried fruit, sugars and poor quality protein powder.
I don't think I need to go into the sugar chat.. but just know, a sugar bomb at 3pm no matter what it's masked with is never going to set you up for anything good. If you're going to opt for the cafe style please check the ingredients. Opt for mainly nut based choices with the least amount of dates/sugar/maple syrup/ etc possible.
If you do fancy making a batch yourself you have to try these Healthy Ferrero Rocher Bliss Balls. They're my new favourite. The hardest part is not demolishing them in one sitting!
Healthy Ferrero Rocher Bliss Balls (Makes appx 15)
2 cups hazelnut meal (or almond meal)
3 tbs (heaped) raw cacao powder
4 tbs raw organic honey or maple syrup
3-4 tbs (heaped) coconut oil
3 tbs (heaped) almond butter
1 tbs glutamine powder (optional) Note: this stuff is incredibly restorative for the gut.
1 pinch of sea salt
1/2 cup hazelnuts
First place the whole hazelnuts in the blender and blitz until you form a fine crumb (like breadcrumbs) pour onto a flat tray or plate. Set aside. Place all of the rocher ingredients in a blender. Blitz for 20 seconds, or until the mixture is combined and holds together when squashed between your fingers. Transfer to a bowl. Roll into bliss balls.
Dip each ball in the crushed hazelnuts until coated. Set aside in the fridge to set for about 30 minutes.
Note: These taste even better the next day!