Gluten-free Vegan No Bake Baklava Bliss Balls

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No bake baklava truffles covered in dark choc and topped with Greek wild camomile.


Chewy and crunchy, these decadent and nutrient rich bites are the perfect healthy snack or after dinner bites!

SERVINGS.

10-12 Balls

PREP TIME.

30 Minutes

COOK TIME.

No Bake

INGREDIENTS.

  • 6 dried figs, soaked 

  • 50g almonds 

  • 30g walnuts 

  • 60g almond butter 

  • 1tsp cinnamon 

  • Pinch ground clove (optional but recommended) 

  • 10g chia seeds 

  • 1 Tbsp lucuma powder 

  • 2 Tbsp protein powder of choice (optional)

METHOD.

  1. Soak the figs in boiling hot water for 5 minutes to soften, and chop off the stem if it's tough.

  2. Add all ingredients into a food processor and blitz to desired texture. (I like mine with some crunch) 

  3. Roll into small balls, makes approx 10-12.

  4. Melt dark choc in a bowl over asteaming pan of water, and add in the coconut oil.

  5. Dip the balls into the bowl using tooth picks

  6. Place on baking paper on a small tray and top with edible flowers or flaked almonds or seeds.

  7. Let cool in the fridge and enjoy!


Storage:


  • These will keep for 10-14 days if stored in an air tight container in the fridge.



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HEALTH BENEFITS.

Walnuts - rich source of monounsaturated fats, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin E and a good source of Manganese, Copper, Molybdenum and the B vitamin Biotin. (Source)


Almonds - are high in protein and fibre and are an excellent source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids and Vitamin E. (Source)


Chia seeds - Provide all 8 essential Amino Acids and non essential Acids and are a good source of dietary fibre, calcium and protein. Chia seeds are also rich in Omega 3 fatty acids which is needed for brain and heart health. (Source)


Dried figs - lower in sugar than dates, figs give a sweet chewy texture as well as providing a good source of fibre. (Source)


Ceylon (true) Cinnamon - is loaded with powerful antioxidants giving anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. (Source)


Cloves (ground) - are best known as a sweet and aromatic spice which are rich in antioxidants and a source of manganese. (Source)


Lucuma powder - has a sweet, creamy taste and a delicate aroma similar to caramel or maple syrup. It is also a fantastic source of antioxidants, beta-carotene, calcium, iron, zinc, vitamin B3, and protein. (Source)

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  • Many of my recipes call for Greek products like Greek extra virgin olive oil, Greek honey or Greek oregano. It is not mandatory for it to be Greek in order to make the recipe, you are more than welcome to use a good quality alternative; just keep in mind if you are after the authentic flavours of Greece these details do make all the difference in Greek cuisine. You can shop these ingredients here.​

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  • Disclaimer: None of the health benefits listed are intended to diagnose or treat any pre-existing health conditions. Always consult a health care practitioner before making any health decisions. The benefits listed are from my own research and personal interest, and encourage you to follow the Source and do further research.

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