Pineapple Bliss Balls

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 Pineapple Bliss Balls ~ Vegan ~ like a Pina Colada, only healthy!

These Pineapple Bliss Balls are made with one of my favourite tropical fruits: Pineapple. They are sweet, thanks to some nutritious Natural Delights Medjool Dates, not to be confused with dried dates. Natural Delights Medjool Dates are packed with potassium which makes them a great post-workout snack! When refrigerated, these Pineapple Bliss Balls are perfectly firm, thanks to some healthy-fat, being coconut oil, which also boasts antiviral properties.

I particularly love using Pineapple due to its health benefits. Pineapple contains an enzyme called Bromelain which beyond aiding digesting has been proven to aid in the treatment and recovery of: 

  • Asthma;
  • Sinus Infections;
  • Autoimmune diseases;
  • Cancer;
  • Allergies;
  • Arthritis and joint pain;
  • Inflammatory bowel disease;
  • Sprained ankles; and
  • Tendonitis

*Source: https://draxe.com/6-unbelievable-health-benefits-bromelain/

For more information on the benefits of Bromelain, check out this page, by Dr Axe who has reviewed many research articles and has composed a really user-friendly article about all things Bromelain.

These Pineapple Bliss Balls are Vegan and Paleo (meaning no dairy, eggs, grains, refined sugar, legumes or other nasty ingredients) and they are also nut free! Instead of nuts, I’ve used lots AND LOTS of shredded coconut – yum!  It’s just like a Pina Colada – only healthy – and chewy!! These Bliss Balls make a great kid-friendly alternative to Christmas rum balls too. I hope you enjoy them!
If you like this recipe, you might also like my Tropical Mango Bliss Balls.
Cath xx

Makes: 12 Pineapple Bliss Balls
Preparation time: 5 to 10 minutes
Chilling time: At least 4 hours
Tools
  • Food processor
  • Measuring cup and spoons

Ingredients
  • 12 slices dried/dehydrated pineapple slices (preservative/additive free)
  • 2 cups shredded coconut (preservative free)
  • 12 Natural Delights Medjool Dates, (not to be confused with dried dates)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
Method
  1. Remove and discard the seeds from the Natural Delights Medjool Dates and set aside.
  2. In the food processor, add the dried pineapple and shredded coconut. Blitz until a fine meal is formed.
  3. Add the Natural Delights Medjool Dates and the coconut oil, blitz until well combined. The mixture should easily mould when squeezed. If it feels dry, add a tiny bit more coconut oil and blitz again. Alternately, if it feels too moist, add some more shredded coconut and blitz until the perfect mouldable consistency is achieved.
  4. Mould into 12 bliss balls and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
Storage
Keep your Pineapple Bliss Balls in an airtight container, in the refrigerator.

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