Apple Pie Bliss Ball

Apple pies are quite common and are a worldwide dessert. American, French, Dutch, English, Swedish, Polish. All have their version of apple pie.

Single or double crust, open face tatin, crispy crust or sponge cake, crumble, etc. Their are many different ways to make an apple pie. But they often contain wheat, shortening, sugar…. ingredients that I try to avoid. But, by putting alternative healthy ingredients together, in ball shape, we still have that comforting taste plus healthy benefits. We should call them “magical” Balls!

What are those healthy ingredients, you might ask?

They are: Almonds, almond butter, dried apples, optional maple syrup, cinnamon and salt

To make them you will need:

140g whole almonds

20g crispy dried apple

2g ground cinnamon

45ml maple syrup (or honey) “Optional”

45ml almond butter

5ml vanilla extract

pinch of salt

Place the ingredients into your processor and blend at high speed until the mixture resembles a sticky crumb.

Use your hands to firmly press and shape the mixture into balls.

Place the balls in the fridge to set.

Eat, enjoy!

What is your healthy version of apple pie? Let me know in the comments below!

In health,

Chantal

Raspberry Bliss Balls

Raspberries are Nature’s candy, don’t you think? Even if they are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, I want to eat each berry one by one just because they are that good.

They grow just about anywhere and I am pleased to find them in the park near our house. I should grow them myself since I love them that much… but haven’t had the courage to do so yet.

Each little bumps of these berries are screaming LOVE 💕 ROMANCE. Probably because of its colour RED. Red is associated with fire, passion, heart, love…

I should of called these bliss balls, “The Love Balls”. Tacky right?

So, you want to make pink red tasteful raspberry bliss balls?

Here it is :

100g cup frozen raspberries

10 medjool dates, seeds removed

175g raw cashews

5ml vanilla extract

pinch of salt

To assemble :

Place the ingredients into your food processor and pulse at high speed until the mixture is broken down, well combined and sticking together. Use your hands to shape the mixture into balls. Yes, it will be cold for your hands!

Either leave the balls as they are or roll in coconut or cacao or drizzle with melted dark chocolate. Place in the freezer to set.

Eat and enjoy!

In health and love,

Chantal

Gingerbread Oat Bliss Ball

If you’re like me and still have some gingerbread spice mix left from Christmas, these bliss balls are perfect to use some of it.

They are quite different from my other recipe.

Thanks to the ginger and the cloves, gingerbread spice mix is a great source of magnesium, iron, vitamin B6, calcium and vitamin B12.

Actually, this mix is a great source of antioxydant, anti inflammatory, energy boost, digestion aid and nausea reliever.

To make this recipe, you will need

45ml of nut butter

30ml of coconut oil

30ml maple syrup

6 Medjool dates, pitted

15 to 20ml of gingerbread spice mix

250ml of rolled oats

Add the nut butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, dates and spices to the food processor with half of the oats. Pulse, then add the other half of the oats, pulsing until well combined.

Roll mixture into balls and place in the freezer to harden for 30-60 minutes.

Best stored in the fridge.

In health,

Chantal

Gingerbread Bliss Balls

As you already know, I am a fan of gingerbread spice mix.

For our holiday special menu, I created this recipe to put this amazing spice mix in the spotlight. Also because we need something for those with a sweet tooth. 😉

These Balls taste is subtle and refined. Perfect happiness!

Not too sweet, just a perfect balance of spices and sweetness. The pinch of salt brings everything together.

Just what we need for Christmas !

Since I promised a simple menu, these balls are perfect. A few minutes to make and a few more to eat!

So simple and can be made ahead. Very practical in this time of year!

Here it is…

175g of cashews

30g of cashew butter

15ml of maple syrup

5ml of gingerbread spice mix

Pinch of salt or 3-4ml

Add all ingredients into the mixer and pulse until you get a nice crumbly paste.

Spoon and mold into balls. It makes about 15 balls.

Store in airtight container either in the fridge or the freeze for a longer period.

Raw Salted Caramel Cups

These Raw sweet and salty bites taste like heaven!

Even if one bite fills you up, your tastebuds wants more. Consider yourself warned!

I dare to take only one!

Here is how to make these three layers little devilish bites:

Bottom layer or “crust”

100g of oats

115g of pecans or walnuts

8 pitted Medjool dates

125ml of coconut oil

Middle layer or “caramel”

8 pitted Medjool dates

1ml of sea salt

125ml of coconut oil

45ml of tahini

5ml of vanilla extract

30ml of maple syrup

Top layer or “chocolate ganache”

65ml of coconut oil

65ml of pure maple syrup

65ml of raw cacao

For the crust: Pulse the oats and pecans in a food processor until broken down into small pieces. Add the dates and coconut oil and pulse until a soft dough forms. Refrigerate for about 15-20 minutes to help the mixture become easier to work with.

For the caramel layer: Place dates, coconut oil, tahini, vanilla and raw honey in the food processor. Process until smooth.

For chocolate topping: Mix together the melted coconut oil, raw cacao and sweetener until smooth.

To assemble: When the crust mixture is firm enough, press into mini muffin tins or molds, leaving a well in the center of each. Add a tablespoon or two of caramel into each cup and top with chocolate. Sprinkle with “fleur de sel” or sea salt. Refrigerate or freeze until hardened.

Go easy on eating them! And tell me what you think about this recipe.

In health,

Chantal