It’s far from a secret that we love a good raw treat, but for those of us who have suffer with sensitive stomachs or IBS, an innocent bliss ball can reap absolute havoc on our digestive system. The problem with many raw treats is they’re made from dates and dried fruits, foods which are ‘healthy’ but high in fructose – a compound not all bodies can easily digest and can cause things like gas, bloating, constipation and diarrhea. But don’t worry, you don’t have to go without, because we’ve developed a FODMAP Friendly Bliss Ball – that will satisfy your sweet cravings without leaving you with any discomfort.
FODMAP FRIENDLY HAZELNUT & CACAO BLISS BALLS
MAKES 10 BALLS
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
80 grams hazelnuts
100 grams brazil nuts
20 grams cacao nibs
4 tablespoon cacao
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
Hazelnuts, roughly chopped
Add all ingredients into a food processor and blend together until combined, and the mixture starts to stick together. Roll 1 tablespoon full of mixture into a ball, and place on tray. Repeat until you have rolled all of the mixture. You can then garnish by rolling in the crushed hazelnuts, or cacao, or you can eat them plain. Place in the fridge for 10 minutes to quickly set, or eat straight away.
Kitchen suggestion: These can keep refrigerated for up to 4 days, or store in the freezer for up to 3 weeks.
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