It does not feel like Spring in my neck of the woods. In fact, it’s still colder than a polar bear’s toenail. But that hasn’t stopped me from drawing inspiration from the colors beginning to peak from the ground and into my kitchen with these Keto Bliss Balls.
Yum city, y’all.
These gooey keto bombs of healthy fats, protein, and superfoods are perfect snacks for peeps on the go. Is anyone like not “on the go”? Really working on getting better at the whole busy thing, btw. Tips welcome, y’all.
Anyways, one thing I focus on a lot in my Sugar Detox Program is anticipating that at some point throughout the week, you’re probably going to find yourself hungrier than you expected. And then you find yourself in the spot where you need just a ‘lil tiny bit of something to tide you over until the next meal… or, else you might punch someone in the face. (jk, no hitting)
One potential advantage of maintaining a keto lifestyle is a reduced intensity of that “hangry” feeling often caused by a significant dip in blood sugar levels. But that doesn’t mean you’re never hungry in less opportunistic moments– i.e. while you’re waiting to eat dinner with your family, heading out to meet friends for lunch, etc. So, I find making a large batch of these bliss balls to be an easy and delectable solution!
As for why someone, presumably on Pinterest, decided to call them “bliss balls”… who knows. I really dig them. I highly rec making them. But unless you’re eating them and Netflix-ing at the same time, “bliss” might be a bit of a grandiose moniker. C’est la vie.
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I even freeze a decent amount, individually, in cellophane and then transfer a few each week to the refrigerator. This way they’ll be ready when I want one. Also, fyi if you are new to Monkfruit Sugar– there is no glycemic impact with this sweetener, so it’s still Keto!
Turmeric is reported to be one of the most powerful natural antioxidants, and has been medicinally utilized in India for centuries. If you’re new here, I’m all about antioxidants as they have potential to defend our bodies from free radicals, which are considered to contribute to cancer. Turmeric’s main active compound is called Curcumin. It has been suggested that you would need to consume much more than a dash of Curcumin/Turmeric to reap the medicinal rewards. The good news is that this spice might be more readily absorbed by incorporating with a fat substance and these little keto balls contain a dose of fatty MCT oil! Problem-o solved. If you want to read more about turmeric being the cool kid on the block, try here.
(side note- I always use Bulletproof’s Brain Octane as my MCT oil of choice because it only contains C8’s and most other MCT oils are a combination of C8’s through C12’s, which upsets my stomach. In fact, I put Brain Octane in basically everything. In my coffee, cook with it, in my smoothies, and yes– I even wash my face with it.)
Acai, pronounced “ah-sah-EE”, is a berry that originally hails from Central and South America. When purchased in the store, it typically comes in a purple powder. Like Turmeric, Acai is a major player in the protective antioxidant game. This funky purple stuff also serves as a good source of B Vitamins, fiber, and amino acids. In its natural unsweetened form, Acai can be rather tart. As a result, unfortunately most of those Acai bowls available at juice bars contain over 50 grams of sugar! (More than a Snickers if you’re wondering). You can read more about Acai here.
But, fear not. You can still enjoy Acai without all the extra white stuff or fruit juice by adding a bit of Monk Fruit Sugar to this recipe. I get mine on Amazon, like the rest of my life.
Wait, whhaa? Blue Majik. Majik with a j and k. Still confused? No worries, not many have never heard of this proprietary extract of Spirulina. An all organic, superfoods company called E3 Live produces it, and I can’t get enough of it! I use this mostly in smoothies or in my nut milks. The best way to explain Blue Majik is probably to read how E3 Live breaks it down.
“Its stunning blue pigment contains both phycocyanin (PC) and non-PC compounds. This unique combination is not seen in standard Spirulina powder. PC is clinically shown to relieve physical discomfort, which means consumers feel better, can do more activity, and enjoy an overall better quality of life*”
And in case you thought this special stuff was difficult to find, here’s the link for it on Amazon.
(All links will connect you to Amazon if you’d like to purchase)
1 cup of Bulletproof’s Vanilla Collagen Powder
4 teaspoons of Bulletproof’s Brain Octane
3 tablespoons of Gaia’s Golden Milk Powder
1 tablespoon of Monkfruit Sugar
1/4 cup of Almond Butter
First, combine in a mixing bowl all of the ingredients, except the coconut flakes. Mix until generally cohesive. Pour into a small blender (I use my Ninja’s individual cup attachment). It will be fairly dry in consistency and you will probably have to blend a few times, taking breaks in between to scoop from inside the blender with a spoon and stir a bit. Then place contents back into mixing bowl and knead until it feels like play-doh. Create small balls, about the size of a donut hole, and place on parchment paper. Put into refrigerator for 30-40 minutes solidify a bit. Once you’ve done this, you can lightly dust golden milk balls with the shredded coconut. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or freeze for later to thaw and enjoy later!
1/2 cup of Bulletproof’s Vanilla Collagen Powder
1/4 cup of Acai Berry Powder
1/3 cup of Almond Flour
4 tablespoons of Bulletproof Brain Octane – yes, more than what’s needed for the Golden Milk balls
2 tablespoons of Almond Butter
1/2 tablespoon of 100% Cacao Powder
1 tablespoon of Monkfruit Sugar
1 tablespoon of water
Combine in a mixing bowl all of the ingredients, and mix until generally cohesive. Pour into blender and blend to mix more thoroughly. Then pour back into mixing bowl and knead until it appears like a paste. Add a bit more water if you’re not able to roll into balls. Put into refrigerator for 30-40 minutes. These will stay fresh in the refrigerator up to 3 days, or you can freeze to thaw and enjoy later!
1 cup of Bulletproof Vanilla Collagen Powder
4 tablespoons of Bulletproof Brain Octane
1 tablespoon of Monkfruit Sugar
2/3 cup of Almond Flour
1/4 cup of Coconut Flour
1 teaspoon of E3 Live’s Blue Majik
2 tablespoons of Unrefined Coconut Oil, melted
Combine all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl, except the coconut flour. Mix until cohesive. Pour into blender until a bit smoother. Place back into mixing bowl. Then, pour coconut flour into the mixing bowl. Knead with hands until it feels like a paste and you can work into small balls. They will appear like glazed donut holes. Place into refrigerator for 30-40 minutes. These will stay fresh for up to 3 days in the refrigerator, or freeze to thaw and enjoy later!
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