I’m a big fan of bliss balls as a snack. They’re slightly sweet, full of fibre and high enough in protein to give me the extra pep I need in the afternoon, without making me begin to gorge. For those of us with fructose malabsorption or other food intolerances, it can be really difficult to find recipes without dates or honey.
Most recipes also include large quantities of nuts, which are absolutely delicious but they definitely aren’t cheap! Plus, many people are allergic to nuts.
I love that this recipe features pepitas which are also one of the best sources of zinc out there (after oysters, but they’re not cheap, nor are they that accessible). Pepitas are also a fantastic source of magnesium, containing 535mg in every 100g. Magnesium is important for a huge range of different functions in the body, particularly blood sugar control, stress management, neurotransmitter synthesis and detoxification. The more we can optimise diet then the less we need to rely on supplements, so I’m a big fan of including lots of nuts and seeds in the diet wherever possible!
So enough of the nutrition talk. Click the link below for a printable version of these delicious fructose-friendly bliss balls. Please be aware that you do need to keep them inside the fridge or they’ll lose their shape. Enjoy! 😄