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:
- Sinus Infections;
- Autoimmune diseases;
- Arthritis and joint pain;
- Inflammatory bowel disease;
- Sprained ankles; and
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.
Makes: 12 Pineapple Bliss Balls
Preparation time: 5 to 10 minutes
Chilling time: At least 4 hours
- Food processor
- Measuring cup and spoons
- 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
- Remove and discard the seeds from the Natural Delights Medjool Dates and set aside.
- In the food processor, add the dried pineapple and shredded coconut. 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 and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.