Adapted from @trainforher. Makes 30.
Baru Bliss Balls
- 60 g (2 oz/½ cup) sunflower seeds
- 70 g (2½ oz/½ cup) pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
- 40 g (1½ oz/½ cup) white chia seeds
- 65 g (2¼ oz/2⁄3 cup) peeled Baru Baron"s baru seeds
- 30 g (1 oz/¼ cup) hemp seeds
- 2½ tablespoons bee pollen (optional)
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoon maca powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- 10 Medjool dates (about 200 g/7 oz), pitted
- 70 g (2½ oz) dried figs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 90 g (3 oz/¼ cup) raw honey or rice malt syrup
- Bee pollen or shredded coconut, for rolling (can be left out).
- Place the sunflower seeds, pepitas and chia seeds in your food processor or blender and pulse them together until a fine meal forms.
- Add the pecans and pulse just a few times or until they are broken up but still have plenty of texture (see note). Step 3: Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add the hemp seeds, bee pollen (if using), cinnamon, turmeric, maca powder and ginger.
- In the clean food processor or blender, place the dates, figs, vanilla and honey then process until everything is smooth.
- 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.
- 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.
- These will keep for up to 2 weeks in the fridge, and a couple of months in the freezer.