Vitamin C bliss balls recipe

Give a boost to your immune system with these tasty Vitamin C packed bliss balls from Sharrets Nutritions .

When you think of cold & flu season, what’s the first nutrient that usually springs to your mind ?

Vitamin C !

Demand for Vitamin C is higher when you are run down, stressed out & feeling slightly under the weather so making sure you’re getting to plenty in through your diet is important for staying well.

These tasty bliss balls are just the Vitamin C kick you need.

Lemons are one of the top sources of vitamin C with one lemon giving you almost 90% of your daily vitamin C needs. Using both the juice and the zest means these balls get all the added nutrients including vitamin A for mucus membrane support, antioxidants to protect you against free radical harm and powerful phytochemicals that may assist in reducing inflammation and supporting your immune system.

The goji berry is one of the richest sources of vitamin C on the planet with 100 grams giving you 86% of your daily Vitamin C needs. Just like lemons, these little berries are also rich in antioxidants and phytochemicals to help keep inflammation at bay and may help to prevent germs from making you sick.

With the addition of local, raw honey full of enzymes and antioxidants as well as coconut oil, these balls are your once-a-day immune booster.

Vitamin C bliss balls

{Vegan option, gluten free} Makes around Twelve balls

Ingredients

  • One and half cups cashews, soaked 
  • One and half cups desiccated coconut
  • Two lemons, juice and zest
  • Two tbsp coconut oil, soft but not melted
  • Half cup goji berries
  • Two tbsp local honey or brown rice syrup
  • A pinch of rock salt
  • Desiccated coconut to coat

 How to make Vitamin C bliss balls ?

  • Place all the ingredients (excluding the goji berries) into food processor & blitz until it comes together. It’s important - do not over mix as it will turn into butter ! 
  • Once it is at your desired consistency, add the goji berries and pulse a couple of times until they are incorporated into the dough. You can do this by hand if you prefer
  • Roll the dough into individual balls and coat in desiccated coconut & place in the fridge to set (One to two hours or preferably overnight)

Tips

  • Store these balls in an airtight container for up to One week
  • If you over combine the mix, you can add more desiccated coconut to soak up some of the moisture so they are able to be handled.

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