13 Nov 2016

BLISS BALLS! (EQUIPMENT-FREE, RAW, VEGAN)


Eyyyy so I KNOW I haven't posted a recipe in almost a week and I just gotta say: oops. First the election on Tuesday hit me like a terrible bag of bigoted bricks so I hid in bed crying for 24 hours, trying to convince myself it was a bad dream. ("WRONG!") 

Uh-guh. Nope, it actually happened. Someone who thinks people should be punished for getting abortions is now the president-elect of the most powerful country on this planet. #notmypresident, not now, not ever. And YES, I am in Canada, but if you think that makes American politics irrelevant to me then... well, try to go outside sometime. We should all be concerned about American politics, this is a globalized, capitalist world. Two days after the election I participated in an anti-Trump rally and march downtown which made me feel way better. Maybe this is the push some of us need to finally get out in the streets and demand to be heard. I can only hope. And then after the rally I flew over to London, ON for their Vegfest! I just got home today and posting this recipe is basically the first thing I'm doing (besides eating some delicious soup mum made from her garden veggies).

London's Vegfest was BOMB. It was a massive event and I ate about 756 vegan cupcakes, 1 chili cheese dog, 1 mocha donut, and who knows what else. It was a magnificent day, my recipe demo went swimmingly (I think?), I met a ton of rad folks, and got to spend some time with my aunt which was a total - and welcome - surprise. These bliss balls are the recipe I demo'ed at the Vegfest, I hope you dig 'em as much as I do! No equipment needed, they come together in just a few minutes and are a delish snack or treat any time for any reason. 

XO


BLISS BALLS! 
[ makes 6 huge, or 12 normal ]

1/2 cup oat flour
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup gooey dates
2 tablespoons carob powder
1 teaspoon ashwaganda powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon ginger powder
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
2 tablespoons chia seeds

Mash everything together with your hands until you get a moist dough. If it's too crumbly, add more dates, coconut oil or maple syrup. It it's too moist, add more oat flour or any other of the dry ingredients. Roll into balls, coat those balls in whatever you like (cinnamon, ginger, carob, hemp seeds, chia seeds, etc.) Throw in the fridge for at least a couple hours if possible. Enjoy!