Healthy Protein Bliss Balls

Bliss Balls | A Bit of Bees Knees
Bliss Balls | A Bit of Bees Knees
Little protein bites! They’re so easy to make and they hit the spot when I need a sweet fix. I’ll roll them in whatever sounds interesting… chocolate covered cacao nibs, matcha green tea powder, pecans, roasted coconut flakes and sesame seeds. The base is made from soft medjool dates, organic peanut butter, coconut butter, vanilla and almond extract, honey, garbanzo bean flour and splash of water. Lots of protein and a healthy dose of good fats to keep you going. They’re silky smooth!

8 soft dates
1/2 cup garbanzo bean flour
2 tbsp smooth organic peanut butter
2 tbsp raw honey
1 tbsp coconut butter
1 tbsp water (may need more)
1/4 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
1/4 tsp almond extract
*desired toppings for rolling

Warm the coconut butter in a glass bowl set over a small saucepan of simmering water until it’s semi-soft. Remove from the heat, and add to a food processor with the rest the the ingredients. Blend until mixture resembles a smooth paste. Ingredients vary, so add a bit more garbanzo flour or water if necessary. Using your hands, roll the mixture into 12 balls, then roll each one in your desired topping. Coat thoroughly. Place in the fridge for at least 10 minutes to set. Story any leftover truffles in the fridge.
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Oat & Amaranth Porridge with Blood Oranges & Berries

Craving a big bowl of rolled oats and amaranth topped with blackberries, buckwheat groats, chocolate cacao nibs, pomegranates, hemp and flax seeds and these AMAZING blood oranges from my friends ranch in Ojai CA! Drizzle with cinnamon + nutmeg agave.

Amaranth and Oatmeal

2 cups water
pinch of salt
1 cup rolled oats
1 tbsp amaranth

3 tbsp hemp mylk (or half & half)
1 tsp cinnamon

Spice Agave Drizzle
2 tbsp agave
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg

blood oranges
buckwheat groats
chocolate cacao nibs
flax seeds
hemp seeds

-In a small pot, boil 2 cups of water with a pinch of salt. Add 1 cup rolled oats and 1 tbsp amaranth. Reduce heat to medium-low. Let simmer and cover with a lid. Cook until water has absorbed.
-Add 3 tbsp hemp mylk and 1 tsp cinnamon to the porridge. Stir until combined and creamy.
-Mix 2 tbsp agave with 1 tsp cinnamon and nutmeg. Drizzle over porridge.
-Top with goodies.
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Healthy Smoothie Jar

Healthy Smoothie Jar
I posted this baby on instagram the other day so I thought I’d let you know how to make it. Super simple…
1 kiwi
1 cup frozen mixed berries {I get the bag from Trader Joe’s}
5 fresh strawberries
2 tbsp. chia seeds
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 drops of liquid stevia
1 mango {cut into cubes and frozen}
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
-Peel and cut kiwi into thin slices. Stick the slices on the inside wall of a dry glass jar.
-Blend the frozen mixed berries with 5 fresh strawberries. Add a few tbsp’s of water if the texture is too thick. Pour or spoon the blended berries into the glass jar.
-Mix chia seeds with vanilla and 1/2 cup of water. Add 3 drops of liquid stevia. Let the chia seeds absorb the water and then add to the jar {this can be made ahead of time if you don’t want to wait}. Be careful not to mix the layers.
-Washout the leftover blended berries from the blender and then add frozen mango chunks and lemon juice. Blend. Use water if needed to reach your desired consistency. Add to the jar.
-Top with cocoa nibs and fruit.
It was really fun to make + a great way to get your daily servings of fruit 🙂