Toasted Coconut & Rose Protein Bliss Balls

Toasted Coconut & Rose Protein Bliss Balls

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Toasted Coconut & Rose Protein Bliss Balls

Have you ever wondered, gosh I wish I could shop for nice organic, healthy brands without the huge mark up? Well now you can with Vitacost! I've been using Vitacost since I was 18 years old, fending for myself in college and attempting to eat and live a healthy life style while also on a budget.  Vitacost has the same brands as Whole Foods, at a fraction of the cost, and with two day free shipping! This recipe was created using all products I purchased directly from Vitacost! Refined sugar free, dairy free, gluten free, vegan - and I swear absolutely delicious! This recipe makes around 18-20 balls which should last a week, if you have self control and don't devour them like I did (oops, sorry not sorry!)

 

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut (my favorite is Bobs Red Mill, from Vitacost!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Yin powder Sun Potion
  • 8 Pitted dates (available on Vitacost!)
  • 2 teaspoon of rose water
  • 1/2 plus a few more roasted cashews 
    • Place cashews on a baking sheet and roast until LIGHTLY golden - they roast fast!
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour (my favorite is Navitas)
  • 1/4 cup of nut butter (my fav is Wild Friends Vanilla Protein Butter, available at Vitacost!)
  • 1 tbsp of maple syrup or Wedderspoon Manuka honey 
  • 1 tsp vanilla 

 

How to: 

  • Preheat oven to 350 and lay coconut flakes sprinkled with some cinnamon evenly on baking sheet for 5 minutes
  • In a food processor, add dates, 1/2 cup toasted coconut, nuts and blend until it has a batter consistency - still a bit mealy 
  • Pour the ‘batter’ into a bowl, and add in sweetener of choice, nut butter, coconut flour, rose water and vanilla
  • Mix well until combined 
  • Roll into golf boll shaped sized or smaller
  • Place on a baking sheet in the fridge and let chill for 30 minutes before you eat
  • Best kept in the fridge or freezer for a week, enjoy in the morning or evening as a sweet treat!
  • VOILA!
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