Almond-avocado bliss balls

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No refined sugar ♥ Vegan ♥ gluten free

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The almond “pulp”
So this stared out as an experiment with low expectations. But yum. This was a winner.

If you’ve ever made homemade almond milk, you know you end up with loads of dry almond pulp when you’re done. I made my first batch of almond milk today (excited!!) and thought it would be silly to waste all of that good quality almond paste.

I started out with adding maple syrup. Because I was out of dates, I decided to give half an avocado a go. To decrease the moisture, I added oats, rolled them into balls and threw them onto a lined baking tray. I baked them at 175 degrees for 10 minutes, before I dipped them in homemade chocolate, drizzled them with coconut sugar, coconut shreds, bee pollen (not vegan) and served!

Mmmmm.

 

To summarize –

Ingredients:
about 3/4 cup almond paste (wet pulp)
ca. 1/2 avocado, just enough to make it sticky
ca. 2 tbsp maple syrup, to taste
a good handful gluten free oats, add until dough is firm
some coconut sugar, to taste

Blend everything together in a blender, form into balls and place them on a lined baking tray.
Bake on 175º C for 10 minutes

I used these toppings:
Vegan chocolate, melted
Coconut shreds, unsweetened
Bee pollen (not vegan)
Some extra coconut sugar

Helene Christine

Vegan, gluten free bliss balls

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Total cooking time: 15 minutes


Base ingredients:

1 cup gluten free oats

1/2 cup flax seeds (or ground flax seeds)

1 tbsp chia seeds (or ground chia seeds)

1/2 almond butter

1/3 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened

1/4 maple syrup, organic

1/2 tbs vanilla extract, organic


Method:

  • Mix everything together. I like using a blender for this, but a bowl and a spoon does just fine.
  • Form into balls. Size doesn’t matter at all – it’s up to you.

Optional add-ons:

Dark chocolate chunks

Dried cranberries

Spirulina powder

Maca powder

..whatever you want!


Simple right?

You can mix around with the recipe as you please. If you’re missing some of the ingredients – no problem. When your sweet tooth kicks in, these treats will only take you a few minutes to whip together!

Tip: when you’re feeling extra needy for something sweet, try dipping them in dark (or even homemade) chocolate.

This recipe is:

vegan ♥ gluten free ♥ free of refined sugar ♥ (can be) organic ♥ plant based

 

Helene Christine