Rose Cacao Bliss Balls
These rose cacao bliss balls are nutty, chewy and quick to make, naturally sweetened with dates and infused with our EPIC Rose Hot Chocolate Blend.
Hints of lemon, vanilla and sea salt complete these delicious bliss balls with plenty of health benefits. Enjoy with tea or an herbal tonic as an afternoon snack.
WHAT ARE BLISS BALLS?
In case you haven’t heard of them, bliss balls are a popular, nutrient dense snack full of delicious, 100% natural ingredients and decadent goodness. Cravings: fulfilled.
Bliss balls are easy to pop into a glass or silicone snack container if you’re on the go. They’re perfect for any time of day, made with whole, raw, unprocessed ingredients, quick and easy to make.
You can always throw in your favourite adaptogens and medicinal herbal powders. Once you get the ratios down, the world’s your oyster, really. Go wild with all of the different flavour combinations you can think of.
Here we use Wild Bloom Botanicals Rose Hot Chocolate Blend.
These are sweetened naturally with medjool dates, a source of natural sugars and fiber balancing the sugars out, helping to lower the glycemic index, making dates generally acceptable for diabetic conditions as well (nature is such magic).
However, if you’re truly looking to regulate your blood sugar levels, another recipe with ethically raised animal proteins such as pasture raised boiled eggs would be a great option.
WILD BLOOM BOTANICALS ROSE CACAO ELIXIR
The Wild Bloom Botanicals Rose Hot Chocolate is full of 100% organic goodness, including adaptogens that will help your body adapt to all kinds of stressors. All Wild Bloom Botanicals offerings are made with organic, whole foods, plant-based, non-gmo, pure ingredients. Ethically and mostly locally sourced, all offerings contain no added fillers, preservatives, colours, flavours, or excipients, which really should be the standard for everything, tbh.
This Rose Hot Chocolate contains raw cacao, coconut milk powder, rose, maca, lucuma, and cinnamon. A happiness and energy tonic, libido and hormone support, and love tonic.
Raw cacao is packed with nutrients and can be considered a healing superfood. It has more nutrients than the processed version (cocoa). It is rich in iron, magnesium, calcium, antioxidants and much more. This superfood is known to open the heart, increase creativity, promote feelings of joy, promote feelings of love, and increase an overall sense of well-being.
The more commonly known Cocoa powder is a processed form that has been stripped of nutrients and often has been chemically sprayed. We recommend using Raw Cacao Powder for optimum health benefits.
Coconut milk powder is rich in healthy fat and fibre. This soothes digestion and is known to aid weight loss. It is a great replacement for someone with a dairy intolerance or if you just need more healthy fats in your diet. Coconut milk powder is also rich in electrolytes and antioxidants, making it a super healthy and great for the body. Coconut is also amazing for skin and hair health due to its moisture retention and antibacterial properties.
Rose is a highly nutritive plant with high amounts of vitamin C, making it an amazing beautifying plant that helps cool inflammation and even out the skin tone. Its beautifying properties help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and age spots, supporting inner and outer youthful exuberance. It pacifies vata and pitta dosha, enhances brain and heart health with a stress-free state of bliss, creates good coordination between the mind and Satwa, the light of the soul. Rose strengthens the stomach, intestine and liver organ systems as well as metabolism. When consumed in small but regular quantities, it enhances absorption of nutrients.
Perhaps one of its most sought out qualities, though, is for its ability to heal the emotional heart and helps us stay open, even after emotional trauma. Flowers bring us a deeper level of healing that work on more subtle aspects of our Being. Not only do they heal the physical body, but they extend into our energetic auras and resonate at a healing frequency that work on our emotional and spiritual body.
Rose teaches us to maintain an open, full, and strong heart – just like the soft, delicate, heart-shaped flowers – yet to maintain proper boundaries, like her sharp thorns. Ruled by Venus, Rose helps us to stay open-hearted in all of our relationships; including our relationship to ourselves, to others, and to nature.
Maca, or Peruvian ginseng, is a powerful root that acts as a natural antioxidant, boosting levels of glutathione and superoxide dismutase in the body. Improving your antioxidant status may be beneficial for preventing conditions like heart disease, cancer and diabetes by preventing oxidative stress and cell damage.
Maca has been used for centuries to enhance fertility in humans and animals. As the glaciers receded in the Peruvian highlands and the ground opened up to year round inhabitation, a pastoral tribe called the Pumpush settled on the shores of 12,000 foot high Lake Chinchaycocha, now called Lake Junin. They soon began to domesticate plants they found in the region, Maca being the most cold tolerant and adaptable to culture.
Maca root powder is an excellent source of protein, fiber and several vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, copper and iron. It also contains over 20 amino acids — including all eight essential amino acids — and plenty of health-promoting phytonutrients. It also contains many beneficial plant compounds, including glucosinolates and polyphenols. Maca boosts libido, boosts energy without jitters, balances hormones, and has been shown to benefit symptoms of menopause. Maca root can help balance hormone levels and regulate the amount of estrogen in the body. It’s also great for boosting testosterone and improving sperm quality.
Lucuma is the fruit of the Pouteria lucuma tree native to South America. Nicknamed the “gold of the Incas,” lucuma has been used as a traditional remedy in South America for centuries (x). It’s a nutritious, natural sweetener rich in polyphenols and carotenoids, known for their anti-inflammatory, cancer-fighting, and heart health promoting properties. It’s packed with vitamin C and rich in xanthophylls that promote good vision and eye health. Lucuma may offer some protection against heart disease, likely due to its polyphenol content.
Cinnamon contains powerful medicinal properties, loaded with antioxidants, and helps balance blood sugar, dramatically reducing insulin resistance with a powerful anti-diabetic effect. Consumption of cinnamon can also protect the brain and can potentially be used in cancer treatment and prevention.
Recipe by Root To Sky Kitchen.
Rose Cacao Bliss Balls Recipe
- 1 cup raw activated organic cashews
- 1/2 cup organic shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1 scoop grass fed, ethically pasture raised multi collagen peptides optional
- 1 tsp organic or wildcrafted lion's mane or adaptogens of your choice (I used semi-wild Superfeast Neural Nectar)
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp Wild Bloom Botanicals rose cacao elixir
- 7 organic medjool dates, pitted
- 1/2 tsp organic vanilla bean or ground cardamom
- 1 tbsp freshly squeezed organic lemon juice
- 1 tsp organic lemon zest
- 2 tbsp organic sunflower seed butter
- organic schizandra, shredded unsweetened coconut flakes and/or extra Wild Bloom Botanicals rose cacao elixir to coat the bliss balls optional
Optional: activate the cashews by soaking them in filtered water overnight. Drain.
In a food processor, blend the cashews, coconut, collagen, lion's mane, sea salt and Wild Bloom Botanicals rose cacao elixir until it turns into a fine, crumbly mixture.
To the food processor, add the dates, vanilla, lemon juice and zest, and sunflower seed butter. Blend to combine into a sticky paste.
With a tablespoon, scoop about 1.5 tbsp chunks out of the paste. With your hands, roll them into evenly sized balls. In separate plates or bowls, place the shredded coconut, schizandra, and/or extra Wild Bloom Botanicals rose cacao elixir. Roll different bliss balls in each of the powders to coat them lightly and evenly. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator to chill and improve the texture. Enjoy!
- Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator until cooled to a firm, awesome texture.
- Makes about 15 balls, but you can make them smaller or larger to your preference.