Turmeric Lemon Bliss Balls

I love grocery shopping more than I love fashion or ‘girly’ shopping. In fact I could forego a new dress or shoes just so I can walk through my local IGA or my local farmers market. I get that from my parents. My parents would travel all over Sydney to explore new fruit markets or to get a particular cut of meat.

The other thing my parents did was never waste or throw out food. Having grown up during the war, my parents appreciated every meal and thanked the Lord for the ‘riches’ that were before them. So when I walked into my pantry, I noticed I had quite a few items that needed to be used, including my Golden Latte Turmeric Spice. I pulled out my Thermomix and started adding ingredients together (you can see the video clip in my Instagram Highlights) and that is how I came up with these delicious Turmeric Lemon Bliss Balls. They are the best kind of treat and afternoon snack because they taste ‘naughty’ but are filled nutritional ingredients. Best of all it takes no time at all whip them up and the kids can even get involved. It’s that easy!

Now the mixture will seem soft at room temperature but once they are refrigerated they hold beautifully. You have the option to roll them and coat them in either desiccated coconut or in the turmeric spice or you can leave them as they are. Store them in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, though if your family is like mine, they won’t last more than a week. Enjoy x

Makes 40 medium size bliss balls

400g mixed Cashews, Almonds, Brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds and sultanas

250g dates, seeds taken out and cut into pieces

50g desiccated coconut

50g chia seeds

40g maple syrup

1 tbs turmeric spice

1 tbs lemon rind

2 tbs lemon juice

2 tbs unmelted coconut oil

  1. Place the nut mixture into a blender or thermomix and pulse until broken down into crumbs. Then add the dates and further blitz.

  2. Scrape down the sides. Now add all the remaining ingredients and blitz until forms a dough like texture.

  3. Scrape down the bowl and place ‘dough’ into a wide base bowl to prepare for rolling.

  4. Roll the mixture into 40 balls and place into an airtight container.

  5. Refrigerate the balls for at least 2 hours before eating. Enjoy x

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