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Best Ever Bliss Balls

I made these bliss balls for Mother’s Day last week. These treats are healthy and have a delicious caramel flavour. They are extremely easy to make, takes 10 minutes tops! For those of you on restricted diets, they’re vegan, dairy free, gluten free, grain free and contain no refined sugars.

They’re perfect to pair with a cup of tea or as a snack on the go.

Use organic dried apricots that don’t contain harmful sulphur dioxide. The loss of this additive is what gives the naturally dried apricots their brown colour and caramel taste. The sulphur dioxide process is banned in organic production. Sulphur dioxide is not good for your body, it causes lung irritation and other respiratory and blood related problems.

This recipe makes about 20 to 30 balls depending on the size you make them.

Ingredients

1 cup of raw almonds

1 cup of shredded coconut

10 large pitted fresh dates

1/4 cup of dried organic apricots

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

2 tablespoons of water

1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil

1/4 cup of desiccated coconut for rolling

Method

Grind the almonds and coconut in your food processor until reasonably fine. Add the dates, vanilla extract, water and melted coconut oil. Process the mixture until a dough forms. Add the apricots and pulse until coarsely chopped. Roll into balls with your hands. Roll the balls in desiccated coconut – cacao powder or crushed nuts would also be nice.

Refrigerate for a couple of hours before serving, and keep stored in the fridge for up to a week (if they last that long!) in an airtight container.

Enjoy!

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Strong Enough – Haim

God, I feel like hell tonight
Tears of rage I cannot fight
I’d be the last to help you understand
Are you strong enough to be my man, my man?

Nothing’s true and nothing’s right
So let me be alone tonight
Cause you can’t change the way I am
Are you strong enough to be my man?

Lie to me
I promise I’ll believe
Lie to me
But please don’t leave, don’t leave

I have a face I cannot show
I make the rules up as I go
Just try and love me if you can
Are you strong enough to be my man, my man?

Are you strong enough to be my man?
Are you strong enough to be my man?
Are you strong? My man.

When I’ve shown you that I just don’t care
When I’m throwing punches in the air
When I’m broken down and I can’t stand
Would you be man enough to be my man?

Lie to me
I promise I’ll believe
Lie to me
But please don’t leave