Apricot and Tahini Bliss Balls

Written by Lucinda Burgess | 26 August, 2021

apricot and tahini protein balls

This is the perfect mid-morning or mid-afternoon pick-me-up snack!

Loaded with fibre and healthy fats, it will help you feel fuller longer and curb those sugary cravings. To make lunch box-friendly, swap out the almonds for pumpkin seeds or you can simply double the quantity of rolled oats!

Makes 10-12 balls

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp tahini*
  • 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup sulphur-free dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup of rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup raw almonds
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 tbsp of maple syrup**

*Unhulled (a process which involves the outer shell of the seed) tahini is richer in nutrients such as calcium and fibre. Hulled tahini has a less intense flavour profile and also can be used for this recipe, if preferred.

**Any natural sweetener such raw honey or rice malt syrup will also work.

Directions

  1. Add the apricots, tahini, oats, almonds, flaxseed, honey and cinnamon into a food process and blend until smooth. Add a couple of teaspoons of warm water to loosen the mixture, if needed.
  2. Roll mixture into small balls (1-1.5 tablepoons) and then roll in coconut. Chill for an hour before eating.
  3. Store in the fridge for up to a week, and in the freezer for up to three months.

Lucinda Burgess

Lucinda (Lucy) is an Endeavour College of Natural Health Alumni, a recent graduate in 2021, who is now a qualified naturopath.

A lover of nature, surfing and animals, she is passionate about all things natural health and wellness, and believes education is a huge part of this. She believes everyone deserves to be healthy, happy and feel amazing and she is so excited to be able to be a part of this. Lucy’s special interests include writing and research, and as she holds a previous degree of Economics and Finance, she hopes to combine these skills with her naturopathic knowledge to help as many people as possible.

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