| Posted by Healthy Groms
To celebrate the launch of our gorgeous new site, we've asked the beautiful Shelley Kamil for one of her brilliant, kid friendly recipes. These bliss balls are the perfect treat for little kids, and big kids alike.
Choc Coconut Bliss Balls
When it comes to chocolate, it's one thing to keep your own cravings at bay, but another entirely when it comes to kids. It seems that no matter how regularly you may dish it out, chocolate remains to be the number one request. So, how do you stay true to a nourishing, wholefood lifestyle whilst still pleasing your kids? Well, if a portion of your treats can be home made, nutrient dense and still make your kids jump for joy, you're off to a flying start. If you're fighting an uphill battle with a tough audience, try coating these bliss balls in 100s and 1000s, it's a sure fire way to convert even the toughest little critics. And one final thing, they're perfect with a late night cup of tea for big kids too (minus the 100s and 1000s) xx
You will need
1 cup pitted Medjool dates
1 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
1/3 cup oats
1tbs raw honey
2tbs raw cocao
1tbs almond butter (optional)
4tbs coconut milk
Pinch of sea salt (1/4 tsp)
Extra desiccated coconut for rolling
100s and 1000s for rolling
1. Blend the oats in a high power blender for 1-2 minutes, or until a flour-like consistency forms.
2. Wet hands slightly and roll the mixture into around 20 small balls, roll each ball in coconut or 100s and 1000s.
3. Place the balls in an air-tight container lined with baking paper. Store in the fridge for up to a week.
About Shelley Kamil
Shelley Kamil is an ex-stylist, jeweller designer and fashion boutique owner who turned her love of healthy living into a career. A Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Shelley has studied hundreds of dietary theories from the world's leading Health and Wellness Experts. Her lifelong dedication to a healthy lifestyle became a reality when she was pregnant with her first child and decided to sell her then thriving retail store. Home with a new baby, she quickly discovered that cooking was her primary creative outlet. By baby number two her quest for nutritional knowledge led her to graduate from the NY based school of Integrated Nutrition.
Thanks again to Shelley for this fabulous recipe.
Be sure to check out Shelley's website, full of brilliant healthy recipes, tips and tricks.
And if you love beautiful food, check out her gorgeous Instagram!