Pregnant or not, who doesn't crave sweet things from time to time?
I was trying to concentrate on some more beauty reviews that I have in the works, but I am getting uncomfortable sitting on the desk for too long. It was also snack'o'clock so I decided to whip up some Bliss Balls and share those with you instead :)
I have been lucky not to have any weird food cravings after my first trimester, I just got back to a fresh healthy, organic plant-based diet.
It says however that if you do crave sweet/carby foods that your body needs more protein and by eating more protein the cravings will go.
I incorporate healthy vegan protein into every meal during my pregnancy, which might be the reason I don't have those cravings in the first place!
Something tasty & sweet is always nice though and these goodies are also packed with protein at the same time :)
It's always a good idea to have some healthy, vegan & sugar-free treats in the house!
I just whack all the following ingredients into the Vitamix until a perfect sticky dough is formed. Then I form little balls with my hands and roll them in shredded coconut and pop them in the fridge to set. Full instructions below:
2 cups raw cashews
2-3 cups organic rolled oats
1 cup dried sugar plums (you can also use dates, soak if needed)
1 cup vanilla protein powder ( I love this Amazonia one)
1/2 cup raw organic cacao powder
2 tbsp rice malt syrup
Shredded coconut, to coat
- Start with the cashews and blend them in your food processor until they are creamy
(add a few tablespoons of water if needed, but be careful to not add too much)
-Next, throw in the oats and blend them
-Add all other ingredients and process until you get a crumbly, evenly combined mixture.
-See if the mixture is doughy and sticks together nicely. If it is too dry, you can add a few tablespoons of water. If it's too wet, add a touch more protein powder.
-Scoop heaped tablespoons of the mixture out and roll into balls with wet hands.
-Roll them in shredded coconut and pop them in the fridge to set.
Easy as! I hope you enjoy them!
I am planning to make some extra ones and freeze them for the postpartum period!