By Sanne of The Little Cherry Tree

Bliss balls are a true treat for me and fit really well in a lifestyle with intense sports like ashtanga yoga. So yes, I am addicted!

This time I wanted to try something different, less sweet, and with some superpower. So Matcha it is, this antioxidant powerhouse has lots and lots of health benefits, which you and I should not ignore. It gives the bliss balls a slightly bitter taste, which I think combines well with the sweetness of the dates and apricots. Did you already try matcha?

If not, these health benefits might encourage you to do so:

  • It contains lots of antioxidants
  • It will boost your metabolism and burns calories
  • It detoxifies effectively and naturally
  • It calms the mind and relaxes the body
  • It is rich in fiber, chlorophyll and vitamins
  • It enhances mood and aids in concentration
  • It provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
  • It prevents disease
  • It lowers cholesterol and blood sugar

Ingredients

  • 50 gr raw almonds unroasted, unsalted
  • 25 gr raw hazelnuts
  • 8 gr flax seeds broken (1 tbsp)
  • 70 gr medjool dates deseeded
  • 50 gr apricots unsulforized
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp matcha powder
  • 1,5 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 30 gr coconut oil melted

Instructions

  1. Process almonds, hazelnuts and flax seeds in your food processor until flour like

  2. Add the other ingredients and process until they form a ball

  3. Wet your hands a little bit and form 20 small bliss balls

  4. Garnish with some raw cacao and matcha powder


Sanne of The Little Cherry Tree

Woman, mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend, but at the same time a passionate hobby cook, recipe creator, food photographer & stylist and ashtanga yogi… who is on a journey to a happy and healthy life.

During 2017 I decided that it  was enough. Working as a project manager in an international organisation, feeling stressed out, having regular headaches and most importantly not enjoying what I was doing, work wise. You can imagine the impact of this at home, with my husband and young son. I had the feeling I lost myself.

Later in 2017 I invested time in improving my health, practicing ashtanga yoga, and doing what I love most: quality time with my family, creating recipes, cooking and developing myself as a food photographer and stylist. All of this is part of my journey to a happy and healthy life.
www.thelittlecherrytree.com