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RECIPES & COCKTAILS APRIL 10, 2020

Protein-Packed Cacao & Hemp Bliss Balls: A Lorna Jane Recipe

When the craving for chocolate strikes, this Cacao & Hemp Bliss Balls recipe is your go-to solution. Not only does it satiate your sweet tooth, but it also offers a powerhouse of nutrition. Dive into this delightful treat, knowing you're nourishing your body with the finest ingredients.

 

Why Choose Cacao & Hemp Bliss Balls?

 

Hemp, a renowned source of vegetable protein, boasts an optimal ratio of omega fats (3:1). Each bite of these protein balls ensures you're consuming natural protein, beneficial fats, and tantalising flavours. These bliss balls are delicious and health-boosting, perfect for post-workout nutrition or a midday snack.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup hemp flour
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup nut butter
  • 2 tablespoons hemp protein
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

 

Decoration:

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon desiccated coconut
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder

 

Method:

  1. Begin by blending all the protein ball ingredients in a food processor until achieving a smooth consistency.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the decoration ingredients.
  3. Using your hands or a spoon, shape the protein ball mixture into your preferred sizes, ideally a tablespoon size.
  4. Coat each protein ball in the decoration mix.
  5. Arrange the coated protein balls on a tray lined with baking paper.
  6. Refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes. The refrigeration time might vary based on the size of the balls.

 

Health Benefits of Cacao & Hemp Bliss Balls

 

Cacao is more than just a tasty ingredient; it's packed with antioxidants and can improve mood. Hemp, on the other hand, is a vegan-friendly protein source that also provides essential fatty acids beneficial for heart health. Together, they create a snack that's as nutritious as delicious.

 

Variations of the Recipe

 

Feel free to experiment with the recipe! You can add dried fruits like dates or apricots for sweetness or even sprinkle some flaxseeds for an extra nutritional punch.

 

Storing and Serving Suggestions

 

Store the bliss balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They're best enjoyed chilled and can perfectly accompany your evening tea or a post-gym snack.

FAQs

Can I Substitute Hemp Flour With Another Type Of Flour?

Yes, you can use almond flour or coconut flour as a substitute, but it may alter the taste and nutritional profile slightly.

How Long Can I Store These Bliss Balls?

Yes, you can use almond flour or coconut flour as a substitute, but it may alter the taste and nutritional profile slightly.

Are These Bliss Balls Suitable For Vegans?

Absolutely! The ingredients used are all plant-based, making them a perfect vegan snack.

Can I Add Other Ingredients To This Recipe?

Certainly! Feel free to add dried fruits, seeds, or other nuts to enhance the flavour and nutritional value.

Why Is There A Focus On Omega Fats In This Recipe?

Omega fats, especially omega-3 and omega-6, are essential fatty acids that our body cannot produce on its own. They have numerous health benefits, including supporting heart health.

Who Is Lorna Jane?

Lorna Jane is a renowned Australian activewear brand and the name behind this recipe. They focus on promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.

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