Tropical Mango Bliss Balls ~ Nut free, Vegan AND Paleo!
vegan || paleo || gluten free || dairy free || sugar free || soy free || egg free || nut free
Makes: 12 Tropical Mango Bliss Balls
Preparation time: 5-10 minutes
Chilling time: At least 4 hours
I make these Tropical Mango Bliss Balls once a week in our house but the truth is they don’t even last that long. They are made with my favourite tropical fruits: Mango and Coconut. They are sweet, thanks to some nutritious Natural Delights Medjool Dates. ND Medjool Dates are packed with potassium which makes them a great post-workout snack! When refrigerated, these Bliss Balls are perfectly firm, thanks to some healthy-fat, being coconut oil, which also boasts antiviral properties. Doesn’t this put the truth behind Hippocrates famous statement: Food IS medicine!?
These Tropical Mango Bliss Balls are Vegan (no animals parts or products) AND Paleo (no grains, refined sugar, legumes or other nasty ingredients). To go that step further, meeting the demands of school lunchbox rules and putting smiles on faces of those with nut allergies, these Tropical Mango Bliss Balls are also nut free! Instead of nuts, I’ve added a small amout of Activated Pepitas, which boast good levels of Magnesium. Remember that activated nuts and seeds are better than completely raw nuts and seeds due to the treatment of the antinutrients during the activation process.
So that’s my Tropical Mango Bliss Balls in a nutshell!
- 10 slices dried mango
- 2 cups shredded coconut (preservative free)
- 1/3 cup pepitas (‘activated’ are best)
- 10 Natural Delights Medjool Dates, (not to be confused with dried dates)
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- Tear the dried mango into quarters – this will help the food processor annihilate it further!
- Remove and discard the seeds from the Natural Delights Medjool Dates.
- In the food processor, add the dried mango, shredded coconut and pepitas. Blitz until a fine meal is formed.
- 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.
- Mould into 12 bliss balls.
Keep your Tropical Mango Bliss Balls in a airtight container, in the refrigerator.