~ A DELICIOUS AND HEALTHY SUMMER BERRIES TREAT ~
After a rather cool start to the season, the sunshine and warmth has finally arrived here in beautiful Tasmania... I'm so delighted that summer is now in full swing!
The garden is bursting with glorious blooms and we're having an abundant harvest of scrumptious berries. Our berry patch is overflowing with delicious, juicy strawberries, blueberries and youngberries... What a magnificent start to the New Year!
I've picked a basket full of our gorgeous summer berries and there are loads left over for the little birds to feast on as well.
With my scrumptious berry harvest at hand, I thought I’d share our delicious Berry Bliss Balls recipe with you all. These healthy little treats are so tasty and super easy to make... truly irresistible!.. (Try stopping at eating just one!)
This recipe makes approximately 45 delicious bite sized balls.
- 8 Medjool Dates
- 2 heaped cups Mixed Berries, Fresh or Frozen
- 1 cup Almond Meal
- 1 cup Almonds
- 1/2 cup Coconut Flour
- 4 tablespoons Chia Seeds
- 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil
- Desiccated Coconut
Remove the pits from the medjool dates and add the dates to a food processor along with the mixed berries, almond meal, coconut flour, chia seeds and coconut oil.
Blend the ingredients together until combined and having formed a sticky dough consistency. (If the dough is too wet, simply adjust by adding more almond meal or if it turns out too dry, add more berries.)
In a mortar and pestle, bash the almonds into chunky pieces and add these to the blended ingredients in the food processor and continue to blend until well mixed. These almond pieces will give a nice crunchy texture to the Berry Bliss Balls.
Place some desiccated coconut in a separate plate.
Using the palms of your hands, roll your berry mixture into balls (each about a heaped teaspoon full in size) and roll the balls in the desiccated coconut to coat.
Set your Berry Bliss Balls in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, after which they'll be ready to serve.