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Quick and Easy Blueberry Bliss Balls

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Quick and Easy Blueberry Bliss Balls

I’ve just had my beautiful Mum and my ever giving Aunty come and stay. They left this morning and I am sad. So very, very sad.

I love spending my nights with the three of us sitting on the couch, drinking tea and playing remember when.

I love how perfect they make my house look and how my Aunty thinks that everything I make, be it a slice or a baked potato, is the most delicious thing she has tried.

I love that they roll with my quirky ways and love me just as I am.

I love that they play with the kids when I’m too tired to move and that they lighten the load for my husband and me.

I love that they’re mine, that they know me inside and out and that they are proud of me. That they think I am clever and beautiful in a way that makes me laugh loudly.

But I don’t love it when they leave. When we say goodbye and do not know when we will be together again.

It seems that with every year that passes we all miss each other just that little bit more. Each year the distance seems to get harder to bear. The nagging to move back ‘home’ becomes a little louder.    

“One day” my husband and I continue to say.

One day.


Quick and Easy Blueberry Bliss Balls

  • 1 and 1/2 cups desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup macadamias
  • 10 medjool dates, seeds removed
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  1. Place all ingredients into your food processor and blend at high speed until the mixture is smooth and sticking together. Use your hands to press and shape the mixture into balls. Place the balls into the fridge to set.
  2. Eat and enjoy.

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Anna December 2, 2014 - 9:38 pm

Just wanted to know if the coconut quantity mentioned is inclusive of the coconut for rolling, or is that extra, ie all the coconut mentioned goes in the food processor?ps this sounds delish-thank you!

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Bianca Slade December 3, 2014 - 10:39 am

The end of the recipe says extra coconut for rolling, I hope that makes sense…

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Anna December 4, 2014 - 6:43 am

Whoops! Missed that- thank you!

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lifethroughfoodcolouredglasses January 6, 2015 - 11:47 pm

How long do they keep for? Thanks for the great recipe!

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Bianca Slade January 10, 2015 - 6:55 am

We eat ours fairly quickly but have had them in the fridge for three days and they were fine. I hope you enjoy them. x

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Sally January 8, 2015 - 4:15 pm

Wow, these are so yummy! Thank you so much for sharing, I’m still learning this whole food thing and sites like this really help.

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Bianca Slade January 10, 2015 - 7:06 am

Thank you. I hope you find many recipes that you enjoy. All the best with your journey.

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Janine Bartram January 17, 2015 - 12:36 pm

These are delicious, so i went ahead and made strawberry ones and mango ones. All were a hit!

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Bianca Slade January 24, 2015 - 9:22 am

Fabulous!! Thank you. x

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Sarah January 31, 2015 - 9:00 pm

Hi Bianca, I see an asterix next to the macadamia’s is that for a substitute? Maybe i’m just being a little on the blind side? But just wondering what you suggest to substitute for a nut free version? Our schools and daycare are nut free but my children love things like this. Thanks for some fantastic recipes 🙂

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Bianca Slade February 7, 2015 - 8:16 am

You can try using sunflower seeds and increasing the dates. I hope this helps.

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Shannon February 26, 2015 - 9:32 pm

Hi, my daughter is allergic to macadamia nuts, I really want to include some good nut fats and protien though can I just substitute for any other nut or should I use a creamier one like cashew? Thanks

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Shannon February 26, 2015 - 9:34 pm

Just saw the comment below…. Thanks!

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Bianca Slade March 1, 2015 - 7:42 am

I would use cashews. I hope they are enjoyed. x

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Terri Abey April 20, 2015 - 12:09 am

Thank you for sharing this recipe Bianca I made them today and my little girls were super impressed mum made ‘purple power balls!’ And they were eating them as I was rolling them. So I decided to really impress them by using a cup of raspberries and making another batch.. “Wow mum, WOW!!! Now you made pink power balls!! This is so cool Mum!!!!!!” So thank you Bianca today you helped me be super mum!!! And my kitchen was filled of chat, giggles and excitement which is as we all know what it’s really all about!!

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Bianca Slade April 20, 2015 - 4:07 pm

Oh I love it!!! Thank YOU!!! I really appreciate the feedback and I am glad the recipe was enjoyed. We do have a raspberry bites version, it is just slightly different. Be sure to keep me posted on how you are going with the recipes. I hope you find many more that you all enjoy. x

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Brenda Gray May 7, 2015 - 1:55 pm

Hi Bianca, can these be frozen once made? Thank you Brenda

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Bianca Slade May 10, 2015 - 3:23 pm

I haven’t frozen this one, they may crumble….

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Jess Hammond July 28, 2015 - 7:43 pm

Hi Bianca. Do you think dried blueberries would work as well?

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Bianca Slade August 2, 2015 - 4:18 pm

Hmm, I haven’t tried that but dried blueberries are easy to add to any bliss ball recipe.

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Faye Kazas Lawal September 13, 2015 - 5:41 pm

Hi Jess, I tried this recipe with dried blueberries but they were really really sweet unfortunately. Dries blueberries have added sugar in them unfortunately. Apart from that they were a delightful snack so I’ll definitely try making them again with fresh or frozen blueberries.

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Jess Hammond September 13, 2015 - 9:49 pm

Ah ok! Thanks heaps Faye!

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Amanda McGovern Ell January 30, 2018 - 10:23 pm

these are beautiful, i used frozen blueberries these are on the list to make weekly!! If possible could you tell me the calories in each ball?! Bit worried that i may eat too many and blow my diet….

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Leslie January 13, 2020 - 2:58 pm

These sound amazing! Can you use fresh blueberries instead of frozen?

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