Lime coconut bliss balls

DfDairy free
EfEgg free
GfGluten free
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Lime coconut bliss balls
Makes about 25

Move over every other bliss ball on the planet! You’re no longer needed. These chaps are my new absolute favourites.

Cacao nibs are a rich source of polyphenols and antioxidants, which are believed to be anti-inflammatory. Paired with activated almonds, a great source of fibre and vitamin E, they’re the ultimate snack. If you like a strong citrusy flavour, use two limes instead of one.


70g (3/4 cup) toasted coconut flakes

60g (1/2 cup) cacao nibs

80g (1/2 cup) activated (or roasted) almonds

200g fresh (Medjool) dates, pitted

Grated or peeled zest (avoid excess white pith) and juice of 1 (or 2) limes

2 tsp maca powder or quality protein powder (choose gluten-free/dairy-free if needed)


Place cacao nibs and coconut flakes into a high-powered blender or food processer and blend to a semi-coarse powder (Thermomix: 10 sec/speed 8). Set aside half of the mixture onto a large plate for rolling balls, leave remaining half in processor.

Add almonds and lime zest. Blend to a ground consistency (Thermomix: 8 sec/speed 8).

Add remaining ingredients. Blend for 30-60 sec to a paste (Thermomix: 40 sec/speed 6). Scrape down sides and repeat if needed.

Roll mixture into balls and then roll balls in reserved ground cacao coconut mixture. Store bliss balls in refrigerator.



I try to source organic dates wherever possible so that I know they’re free from pesticide residues. Thankfully they’re now widely available.