coconut & berry bliss balls
These new raw healthy snacks were inspired by the arrival of all the gorgeous summer fruits. Raw, nut-free, vegan, naturally gluten free, light and fresh they are the perfect pick-me up, on-the-go refuel for the longer days, late outdoors training session or delayed never-ending cricket matches! They are pretty, do not need baking and set in the freezer quickly, so what's not to like!
125g mixed fresh seasonal berries (I used half strawberries, half raspberries)
100g gluten free oats
50g coconut flour
35g desiccated coconut
1 tablespoon coconut oil
50ml maple syrup
Prep Time: 15mins
Setting time: Approx 1hr
In the bowl of a food processor, add all the ingredients and pulse until well combined and forming a sticky dough.
If the dough seems too dry, carefully add a little water and mix again.
The dough should feel a bit sticky and easy to handle to form the energy balls.
Roll with your hands into 12-16 medium sized balls.
Coat in extra desiccated coconut if desired.
Store in the freezer to set for at least an hour.
They will keep for up to a week in an airtight container. Can also be frozen.
THE HEALTH BOOST TIP
Mixing raw ingredients is such a time saver when running a busy household. Change and mix the berries and you'll mix and match the flavours and colours which will add to the fun!
These healthy snacks will also comply with your school's no nut policy.
They offer the right balance of good carbohydrates, good fats and naturally occurring sugar from the fruits.
These keep so well, I would recommend batch preparing and freezing some for up to a month.