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Recipe: Cookie dough bliss balls

Written by Nina Gelbke | Tuesday, 23 November 2021

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Don’t miss out on the ultimate study snack, courtesy of our Nutrition graduate Nina Gelbke.

Did you know your brain is your most energy-consuming organ and is responsible for approximately 20% of your total daily energy expenditure at rest?

That’s why it’s SO important to stay well fueled when you’re using your brain for important activities (like study!) to keep focused and support your learning and concentration.


  • 1 can chickpeas or butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2/3 cup (60g) rolled oats
  • 3 tbsp (60g) maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup (60g) peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp flaxmeal
  • Pinch of salt
  • Handful of chocolate, chopped


  1. Add all ingredients (except chocolate) into a food processor and blend until a sticky ‘dough’ forms.
  2. Mix through the chocolate, then roll into golf ball-sized balls.
  3. Pop in the freezer to firm for an hour or two, then EAT!!

Find out more delicious recipes on Nina’s Instagram page @naturally_nina.

Nina Gelbke

Nina is a Swiss-Australian nutritional and dietetic medicine graduate of Endeavour College of Natural Health, a type 1 diabetic and vegan foodie from Western Australia.

With a huge passion for using food as medicine to nourish the body, mind and soul, she shares these passions with the world through her Instagram and website, ‘Naturally Nina’. She creates delicious whole foods plant-based recipes and shares her knowledge and experiences, plus a whole lot of food photography, with the aim to inspire others to live a healthy, vibrant and compassionate life.

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