December 11, 2014
I have been making so many of these Nut Free Chocolate Date Bliss Balls lately. They are so quick to prepare – much quicker than baking muffins or biscuits – and are full of delicious and healthy ingredients that will make you feel great. My Nut Free Chocolate Date Bliss Balls are made of raw and organic ingredients, are vegan friendly and are free from nuts, gluten, dairy and sugar. They are an ideal lunch box treat, snack on the go or tasty morsel to be enjoyed throughout the day to keep up your energy levels.
My whole family loves these Nut Free Chocolate Date Bliss Balls. I started making this recipe because my children can’t take fruit and nut bliss balls to daycare. Nuts just aren’t allowed for the allergy risk they may pose to some children. We’ve had quite a few daycare parties and gatherings leading up to Christmas where each family has been asked to bring a plate, so these beautiful bliss balls have been making several appearances!
I think it’s fair to say that at most parties you will find a table or two laden with sweet treats and junk food, with the occasional splash of healthy food thrown in for good measure. Given that I no longer eat gluten, dairy and sugar, it’s also fair to say that I choose not to eat about 90-100% of the food at most parties because I don’t want to make myself sick. My solution to this is to bring my own healthy foods and snacks that I think everyone will really enjoy. I want to share the love! I want to expose others to the sorts of beautiful foods that I now eat and demonstrate that ‘Yes, you can’ eat tasty and healthy treats in place of some of the more conventional choices. I feel it’s my duty as a conscientious eater to pass on the gluten free, dairy free, sugar free and organic goodness! So, when I go to parties, these Nut Free Chocolate Date Bliss Balls are at the top of my list of dishes to bring. They disappear fast and you might be surprised at how many people are grateful for your having brought a healthy and nourishing dish to share.
So what’s in them? Most bliss balls are made using nuts so I have replaced the nuts with organic sunflower seeds, organic pepitas and organic desiccated coconut. The seeds have a similar texture to nuts, so you can swap them in equal quantities. This being said, if you want to make these Nut Free Chocolate Date Bliss Balls with almonds, cashews or another nut, then simply add 1 cup of nuts instead of the seeds.
A final word from me before I get to the recipe. These Nut Free Chocolate Date Bliss Balls would also make a lovely edible Christmas gift for someone you care about. Find a beautiful jar at home that needs recycling, fill it up to the brim with these delicious and healthy balls of goodness, and place a lovely card or tag with your thoughts around the brim. You will be nurturing the recipient’s body and soul at this special time of year!
May 29, 2016
I have got the most amazingly delicious gluten free, dairy free and cane sugar free chocolate slice recipe for you. Say hello to my Cacao Almond Slice! This was one of the first recipes I ever created over three years ago and I’m finally getting around to sharing it with you. My bad!
May 20, 2016
It’s time to crack out the lamb shank recipes! I love this Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks with Sweet Potato creation. It is really simple to make and full of wholesome ingredients and fragrant spices to make your mouth water. The smells in the kitchen while its cooking are divine.
May 17, 2016
I’m a massive fan of home made almond milk. It tastes great and it’s so simple to make with just two ingredients! It wins hands down in any competition against the store bought varieties of almond milk. It contains a greater proportion of almonds to water, it has no nasty additives, preservatives or thickeners, and …