Birthday CAKE batter bliss balls
Who says it has to be your birthday for you to enjoy a birthday cake batter bliss ball?? Not me!
I wanted to create a simple recipe that mimics the flavour of traditional birthday cake, without the added sugar & simple carbohydrates. I dressed these baby's up with rainbow sprinkles (what's cake without sprinkles?). Now, I know not everybody is a vanilla lover (umm can you say basic). So, to satisfy those who like their desserts a little more decadent, you'll notice an optional ingredient, raw cacao (you're welcome).
what you'll need:
1 cup almonds (peeled)
1 cup raw cashews
1 cup pitted medjool dates
1/2 unsweetened shredded coconut
2 scoop collagen peptides
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp natural vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt
1 tbsp raw cacao (option)
in a food processor pulse together almonds, cashews, coconut, & collagen until you achieve a corse consistency.
add the dates, salt, vanilla & coconut oil. Pule until just combined.
firmly press 1 tbsp. of the dough into balls, then roll in reserved rainbow sprinkles, pressing slightly to adhere. place in the freezer on a plate or flat surface to firm, for about 20 minutes.
store in an airtight glass container in the fridge for up to 7 days or in the freezer for a month; make large batches to store snacks ahead of time.
the switch up
Do you find yourself craving sweet, sugary, processed foods in the morning? I get it, pancakes, waffles & cereal sounds so much better than grilled vegetables paired with a tofu scramble (although i'd prefer the latter). But if a savoury breakfast doesn't get you jumping out of bed in the morning, I have the solution for you. But why should you give up the morning favourite?
three ugly truths about cereal, drop the spoon:
Most cereal makers use genetically modified organisms or GMOs to boost crop production ($$$). What's so bad about GMO's? GMO's have been shown to cause allergies, digestive problems, liver problems, & infertility.
Many breakfast cereals are produced via extrusion, a high-temperature process that uses a machine to shape the cereal into uniform shapes & sizes (who's a sucker for cute little o's & stars?). During this process, much of the nutrients are destroyed & denatured, making them useless to our bodies.
Many of our favourite breakfast cereals are fortified or enriched with vitamins and minerals, meaning that a nutrient(s) has been added back to the food because during manufacturing it was removed, or it was never naturally present. These synthetic 'nutrients' your body cannot absorb & are eliminated.
There is no substitute for real food, but no one wants to give up the things that make them happy, & that includes CEREAL! to make these bliss balls into a raw cereal, roll the batter into smaller bite sized balls, pour over with a homemade nut milk, add in some organic fruit. taa-daaaa, you've got a delicious nutrient dense breakfast cereal containing nutrients that the body can easily recognize because they are in their natural state and therefore, you can easily digest and absorb.
share your wellthy breakfast bowls over instagram for those who need a little morning inspo in their life.