BARU BLISS BALLS

barublissballs.jpgAdapted from @trainforher

Ingredients

½ cup sunflower seeds
½ cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
½ cup white chia seeds
2⁄3 cup peeled Baru Baron”s Baru Seeds
¼ cup hemp seeds
2½ tbsp bee pollen (optional)
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp maca powder
¼ tsp ground ginger
10 Medjool dates (about 200 g/7 oz), pitted
70 g (2½ oz) dried figs
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup raw honey or rice malt syrup
Bee pollen or shredded coconut, for rolling (can be left out).

Instructions:

1: Place the sunflower seeds, pepitas and chia seeds in your food processor or blender and pulse them together until a fine meal forms.
2: Add the pecans and pulse just a few times or until they are broken up but still have plenty of texture (see note).
3: Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add the hemp seeds, bee pollen (if using), cinnamon, turmeric, maca powder and ginger.
4: In the clean food processor or blender, place the dates, figs, vanilla and honey then process until everything is smooth.
5: Add the date mixture to the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix them together well. Add a tablespoon of water if the mixture seems too dry.
6: Take about a tablespoon of the mixture at a time and roll it into 2.5 cm (1 in) balls. Roll the balls in the bee pollen or shredded coconut to lightly coat then place them in an airtight container and refrigerate or freeze them. Enjoy!

These will keep for up to 2 weeks in the fridge, and a couple of months in the freezer.