I’ve been making these Bliss Balls for years and they are always a hit, with adults & kids.
They are full of seeds & nuts, both high in tryptophan which is an amino acid that creates niacin which produces serotonin in the body. It’s the serotonin that is thought to promote healthy sleep. For more tryptophan rich foods, see my Foods for Sleep Blog
2 tbsp linseed
2 tbsp pepitas
– blend the seeds & nuts together in a high-powered blender or thermomix
170g pitted medjool dates
50g dried apricots
100g pitted prunes
– add the dried fruit & blitz together with the seeds & nuts
1 tbsp peanut butter
2 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp honey or agave syrup
Pinch of sea salt
– add the last few ingredients above and blitz
Roll into your perfect size bliss balls or press into a tray and refrigerate to slice into squares later (like the one’s pictured). These have been dusted with a little raw cacao powder.
These freeze really well.
You can find the original recipe here
Carla is a Holistic Sleep Consultant working with families in Brisbane and all over the world to solve their sleep challenges. Food and nutrition is a huge factor in how well we (and our children) sleep, it’s one of the key sleep foundations we focus on when working on sleep improvements. For more information on Carla or to learn more about how she works as a Sleep Consultant click here