These little bliss balls are my favourites. They are a great way to get little ones to try new ingredients. They are just the right amount of sweetness and I found that one is enough to be satisfied.
You can use different ingredients such as roasted hazlenut, peanut butter or ABC butter, sultana, cranberries, dried mango etc. The nuts and the nut butters give the bliss balls a rich buttery full body flavour.
1 cup of pitted dates
1/2 cup of mixed nuts - I used cashew and Brazil nutes
3 tablespoon of nut butter - 100% peanut butter or ABC nut butter
1/2 cup organic desiccated coconut, plus extra to roll
1/3 cup raw cacao powder
1/4 cup maple syrup
1. Put all dry ingredients in a food processor. Process until well combined
2. Drizzle in maple syrup while mixing. Add just enough to combined
3. Stop the mixer and remove blade carefully.
4. Form dough into small balls with clean pair of hands. Coat with esiccated coconut.
What I like about it? This almond drink has a mild vanilla smell and goes well with coffee. It is high in calcium (comparing to cow's milk and other calcium-foritified plant-based milk). The calories levels of this drink is very low. It is GMO-free, and comes in a BPA free container.
What I don't like about it? Whilst dietary protein is usually not an issue with a carefully planned vegetarian meal, the protein content of this drink is very low compared to another plant-based milk such as soy milk. It is also an imported product so food miles are high.
Nutrition per 100g: Energy 1500 kJ (357 kcal), Protein 19.6 g, Fat 4.5 g of which saturates 0 g Carbohydrates 62.5 g of which sugars <1 g, Sodium 53.6 mg
Ingredients: Organic chickpea flour (60%), organic brown rice flour, organic tapioca flour, organic pea protein
What I like about it? These pasta cook just like the regular wheat based pasta. Boil in hot water for 9-11 minutes and the pasta comes out al dente. It is certified gluten-free so safe for people with coeliac disease. I It is a good source of fibre with 5g per serve. This box is 227g and it feed our family of 4 quite comfortably after we added all sort of vegetables and nuts to it. A good way to introduce legumes to family. The ingredients are non-GMO, and there is no trace of the 'beany' smell or taste that some people dislikes.
I bought them from my local vegan shop at Baulkham Hills (https://www.facebook.com/AllAboutEmpathyVegan...