Strawberry Bliss Balls [gluten-free, vegan, paleo, no added sugar]

IMG_2352Most of the time, you’ll find me making something chocolatey ’cause, well, let’s be real, chocolate is life, but today I was feeling something a little more fruity so I went with it! Berries will always have my heart when it comes to fruit (well, bananas too) and for this recipe, I decided to go with strawberries – I honestly don’t understand when people say that they don’t like strawberries… like how?

I love making balls SO much! They are my go-to pre-workout snack, after-school snack, or frankly any time of the day snack. There is just something so yummy and satisfying about them to me! I am SUPER picky when it comes to energy balls (lol) – I don’t like when all you can taste is dates, and they overpower all of the other flavors. Actually, to be honest, I usually never make any of my balls with dates! For sweetness, I like to use fruit, in this case, strawberries, and also the natural sweetness that comes from nuts and coconut.

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These balls are filled with GOOD fat, are low in sugar, and taste so dang delicious. My secret ingredient to get the true strawberry flavor to come through – freeze-dried strawberries! Oh. Em. Gee. You guys, these are a major game changer! They impart tanginess and tartness that add a whole new dimension. I can’t even really explain this delicious flavor, so I guess you’ll just have to make them and taste them yourself ;)!

These balls are straight up divine, super easy to make, and made with clean, simple ingredients – you’re going to love them!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw, sprouted cashews
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup freeze dried strawberries
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 2/3 cup fresh strawberries
  • 2 tb melted coconut butter (measure once melted)
  •  1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tb nut milk (I used homemade walnut milk because that is what I had on hand)

Instructions:

  1. In a food processor, process the cashews, shredded coconut, coconut flour, and freeze-dried strawberries until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. Add the fresh strawberries, vanilla, and nut milk and process until well combined and mixture resembles dough.
  3. Roll into small balls (as big or as small as you would like!) and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  4. Grab one for a snack on the go, pre-workout, in a yogurt bowl, or throw one on top of a smoothie – you do you!

Enjoy!

Lots of love, Worth

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