Blueberries and mixed spice make such a delicious combination and these no-cook bliss balls are a super easy snack for the whole family. Perfect for those who need to eat breakfast on the school run or at work, or need a nutrient packed after-school snack.
Little balls of goodness, packed with lots of calcium, other minerals and essential fatty acids. They are a very simple everyday snack that you can roll into balls (or sausage shapes for those needing a bit more help with their grip) and you can store in the fridge or freezer. Packed with protein, as well as natural sweetness.
I have developed this recipe to help families or individuals following a dairy free or plant-based diet to boost up their calcium. One tablespoon of chia seeds contains 95mg of calcium. Almonds are the most calcium-rich nut; oats also contain a little calcium. The dates provide some iron and magnesium as well as fibre to keep you regular.
This recipe is safe for babies from 6 months and is a brilliant option for those choosing to go down the baby-led weaning route.
Makes 7 balls
- 100 g Almond Butter (unsalted and smooth for babies and fussy eaters)
- 100 g Pitted dates (Medjool are ideal)
- 30 g Oats
- 30 g Dried Blueberries
- 15 g Chia seeds
- 1 tsp Mixed spice
- Place the all the ingredients into your food processor and blend them up so that the mixture starts to stick together. This takes about a minute – if the dates are a little dry it may take a little longer. If the mixture is too sticky, then add a few extra oats.
- With damp hands shape into walnut-sized balls.
- Pop into the fridge on a plate for 15 minutes to firm up, and then serve!
- Store in the fridge for up to 4 days and you can freeze for up to 3 months. These taste very yummy eaten straight from the freezer!
- For nut-free, swap almond butter for sunflower butter or tahini
- For gluten-free, use gluten-free oats
- Replace the mixed spice with allspice for a low histamine option