Updated: Nov 28, 2020
I serve these bliss balls to clients after they have received an Ayurvedic treatment. It grounds the Vata dosha and nourishes the body. In general, these sweets are a wonderful supplement for when you have had a day of intensity with work or home, a workout or training session and even for when you are studying hard. They can also just be a sweet delight to end a light meal or simply a special weekend treat with a good book and your feet up. These bliss balls are also great for calming the fiery Pitta dosha as ghee, dates, raisins and coconut are the key ingredients. Like all heavy and nourishing foods, Kapha body types and imbalances need to be mindful of these sweet treats and have them in moderation only. These store beautifully for up to a week in a sealed container and literally take 5-10 minutes to prepare from beginning to end.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Makes 15-20 bliss balls
500 grams of dried pitted dates (you can use half fresh mejool dates and half dried dates for that extra luscious caramel texture)
1/2 a cup of shredded coconut
A good 2-3 handfuls of raisins
A good 2-3 handfuls of almonds
1-2 tablespoons of ghee or coconut oil
A rough 1 heaped teaspoon of dry ginger powder, cardamom powder and cinnamon powder
Some optional additions that work well in the mix: dried figs, cashews, walnuts, pecans, sunflower seeds, pepita seeds, chia seeds and cacao nibs.
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend on medium-high until mixture is well ground and beginning to bind together.
Take a dessert spoon roughly into the palm of your hand and roll into a ball.
Coat in some desiccated coconut and serve immediately, or store in an air tight container.
Love and light,