Wednesday, April 12, 2017

LEMON BLISS BALLS



guys... summer is almost here, and i've been taking the whole summer
body thing prettyyyy seriously. in fact, i haven't had processed
sugar in one month and (almost) 2 weeks. how crazy is that?

the first day/week was hard. i felt like my body was addicted to
both sugar and snacking, and i had to ween myself off of this
horrible drug.

i've cheated maybe 4 times total with a tiny bit of bread (and
the occasional bite of pasta) at certain food events that i've
attendedbut truly haven't had a sweet dish/dessert (made
with processed ingredients) this entire time.

but since i am human, i still crave something sweet every once in
while. insert the other night, when all i wanted to consume
were...lemon bars

unfortunately, lemon bars don't really fit into the whole "i have to
be in a bikini in 2 months" thing, so i developed this super healthy
lemon bliss ball recipe using nothing but whole, clean ingredients.

and oh my gawd, these are delicious. these bites literally melt in
your mouth and taste like they were made with butter. nothing about
them feels healthy, but they are. and one is totally enough to
satisfy. here's how i made my refined sugar-free, gluten-free, vegan
lemon bliss balls (keep in mind i didn't measure, so these are all
estimates:

ingredients:

3/4 - 1 cup slivered almonds
2 handfulls shredded coconut
1 cup medjool dates
zest & juice of 1 lemon
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
more shredded coconut and lemon zest

how to:

1. place almonds, coconut and lemon zest in a food processor (i
recommend the ninja express chop). pulse until flour-like
consistency

2. add in dates, 3-4 at a time. pulse until they are in tiny pieces.
keep adding dates until all have been pulverized. the "dough" will
be crumbly

3. add in salt, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. pulse until a
stick dough forms

4. roll into balls and roll the outside with the additional coconut
& lemon zest

5. chill for a little bit. and then EAT. ALL OF THEM.

please let me know if you tried this recipe!! i'm obsessed and want
other people to appreciate them with me.

1 comment :

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