Peanut Butter Bliss Balls (GF,GrF,DF)
I love traveling, but since eating healthier, it has become harder to find good nourishing food to get me to my destination feeling healthy. I'm lucky in NYC to have so many great food options at the airport, but I always like to pack some of my own in the event I don't have time or can't find a healthy food option. Staying hydrated and eating healthy food in flight can help you have an easier trip (especially for people like me who flying is extremely difficult for). It can also help the body adjust to the new environment in terms of time changes, temperature shifts, and surroundings.
These peanut butter date balls are easy to travel with (gluten free, grain free, and dairy free) and so delicious they rarely last the whole first plane ride! Check out the recipe and let me know if you have any travel snacks you love.
Peanut Butter Bliss Balls
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cool Time: 5 Minutes
Total Recipe Time: 15 Minutes
- 8 pitted dates
- 2 heaping tablespoons of organic crunchy peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon of unrefined coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon of coconut butter
- 1/4 cup of slivered almonds
- 1/4 cup of pepitas
- 1/4 cup of pecans
- 1/2 teaspoon of Ashwaghada powder OR 1 teaspoon of Maca powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of cocoa nibs (or dark chocolate chips)
- 1 tablespoon of shredded coconut
- Celtic sea salt to taste
- Soak pitted dates in water for 10 minutes, this makes them easier to blend
- Add the dates and wet ingredients (coconut oil, peanut butter, coconut butter) into a Nutribullet (or similar) and blend until paste forms
- Add the dry ingredients (the rest!) into the Nutribullet and blend
- Note: You might have to mix the batter a few times for all the nuts to be blended, be patient, they will blend, it just takes some time!
- Form the batter into small balls (about an inch wide) and place in an airtight glass container
- Refrigerate for 5 minutes to let set
- Enjoy! These are best kept in the fridge but are fine taken out when traveling (I'd recommend freezing first)
Sometimes I also like to make a "frosting" for these. All you do is take a few tablespoons of coconut oil, a bit of cocoa powder, and sugar, mix and coat!