These little bites of bliss are simply unbeatable and are super easy to whip up.
When it comes to festive indulgences Diana's Bliss Bites are quite simply unbeatable. These delicious sweet treats tick all of the boxes. They're gluten free, dairy free, raw, vegetarian and vegan. And to top it off, they're super easy to whip up. So there's no excuse not to give them a go.
8 pitted dates, cut in half
2 tablespoons almond butter
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
1 tablespoon of cacao powder
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1 handful of shredded coconut
2 tablespoons of linseed/flaxseed
1 tablespoon of LSA mix
Fancy some added intensity? Diana suggests adding 1/4 cup of dark chocolate to the mix (but, this means the mix will no longer be dairy free).
As a Les Mills Creative Director and Co-Program Director for BODYBALANCE®, Diana Archer-Mills is responsible for the choreography creation, presentation and program development of Les Mills' popular yoga and Pilates-inspired mind/body program. Of course that's not all Diana is famous for. On top of being an inspiring and motivational fitness professional, Diana is a devoted mother and one mean cook!
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Les Mills Nutrition contributor, Diana is the daughter of Phillip and Jackie Mills. Diana is the Creative Director for Les Mills BODYCOMBAT®, BODYJAM®, BODYPUMP® and RPM®. On top of being a Creative Director, Diana is also Co-Program Director for Les Mills BODYBALANCE®. When Diana isn't at work you'll find her in the kitchen - "I love cooking for people. Feed 'em up and then send 'em to the gym - that's my motto."
This recipe is so healthy that it kind of hurts... my sweet tooth because I ate SO many of these dang things! I can never quite justify buying or eating Oreo's despite their supposedly 'vegan' status because they contain non-sustainable palm oil and I'm not about deforestation and destruction of valuable habitat for hundreds of animals. No thank you! These are fudgey, chocolate-y, nourishing, and full of amazing raw and activated ingredients from Little Bird Organics' Pantry Staples range. Yum! However, if you leap into this recipe expecting it to taste just like a baked, white-sugar-laden, refined cookie then you will be sorely disappointed. This is more like a raw dessert in the shape of a tasty Oreo cookie - inspired loosely, if you will.
Whip this muesli up to share with your dad for brunch. I also rate muesli as a good snack idea too in the afternoon sometimes. It can save me from hitting those sugary snacks. I pair this with coconut yoghurt and blueberries. It’s great for satiety levels (you know, that all important “fullness factor”).
The holiday season can be a tricky time of year for those of us trying to stick to our diet goals. These chocolate truffles are packed with the natural goodness of nuts and seeds and sweetened with dates, making them the perfect, healthy contribution to any party spread or even just a delicious mid-afternoon pick-me-up.