Dark chocolate with a soft and creamy coconut filling: You only need 5 ingredients for this sugar free, low carb Bounty Bar Chocolate Bark.
An insanely fruity and refreshing sugar free frozen yoghurt: Crown your meal with a Raspberry Chia Coconut Froyo.
Are you wondering why these pictures look so wonderfully pink and flowery and kitsch? There is a simple reason, friends. I’ve got wedding on my mind! And love, true love. The real thing; the one that’ll last forever….
Soft, satisfying and subtly spiced: These sugar free Coconut Tahini Bliss Balls are bite-sized portions of…bliss.
Bliss. It’s way more than just happiness. Bliss is a biggie. It’s that moment when things just can’t get any better. Bliss is so big that people have written books about it, amongst them Sean Meshorer’s inspirational The Bliss Experiment, which is filled with fundamental truths. So, how does Meshorer – author, yogi, philosopher and meditation instructor – sum up bliss?
Bliss is an innate state of inner joy. We all have the capacity for it. External circumstances, whether positive or negative, happy or sad, do not affect it.
Bliss is a state of unity, completeness and knowingness; it is a feeling of oneness and connection with all of creation. When bliss appears, you instantly recognise it as the most central of all truths.
Bliss is where happiness, meaning and truth converge. Everything boils down to our pursuit of bliss. We pursue money or relationships because we think they’ll make us happy. We pursue our life’s passions because we feel they are deeply meaningful to us. Bliss is the universal place where all questions are answered and fulfillment is reached.
With bliss comes an unshakeable joy, interconnectedness and a practical wisdom.
Bliss is like white light. Just as pure light is the totality of all colour, bliss is the sum of all positive qualities. The components of bliss are joy, unconditional love, inner peace, power, connectedness, awe and wisdom.
Sam Meshorer, you are making me feel all blissed out. Doesn’t just reading this makes you feel like you’re peacefully bathing in beautiful white light? Or at least, like you finally know how to get there? Totally worked for me. Inner joy, here I come!
I’d like to add just one more thing.
Bliss is making AND eating these Coconut Tahini Bliss Balls.
I had the inspiration for this recipe when I felt like baking something. But. No eggs in the house! I rummaged around in my cupboards and found shredded coconut and ground almonds. The fridge? Desperately empty, only the door stuffed with condiments. And there it was. Tahini! A big, half-forgotten jar that had not seen the kitchen counter since we’d run out of chickpeas and beans (my kids had a big hummus phase last autumn – check out my Awesome Black-eyed Bean Hummus, which is, like the name suggests, awesome).
You all know I am a big lover of EASY. Friends, the stars aligned. Inspiration struck big time. This was not the time to bake. This was the time to make … Coconut Tahini Bliss Balls! No bake, no sugar, no gluten, no wheat, no regrets. Just blissfully simple clean eating.
These little wonders take only minutes to assemble and are like a mini burst of sunshine on a rainy day. The delicate roasted sesame taste of the tahini, the sweetness of the coconut, the mellow nuances of vanilla and the warm flavour of cinnamon put together are simply sensational.
You want bliss happening in your kitchen, right now?
You are 5 minutes away from it. Just open your cupboard and get started.
For another bite-sized morsel, try my Sugar Free Pistachio Chocolates!
Yields 12 balls
Soft, satisfying and subtly spiced: These sugar free Coconut Tahini Bliss Balls are bite-sized portions of...bliss.
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- 1 cup (80g) shredded coconut plus more to roll the balls in
- 1/3 cup (40g) almond flour (to my UK readers - you can use regular ground almonds)
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp tahini paste
- 1 tsp ground vanilla or vanilla paste
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 -2 tsp erythritol, xylitol or sweetener of your choice, amount depends on how sweet you like it
- 1-2 tbsp almond or coconut milk to loosen things up a bit
- Blend the shredded coconut in a food processor with the coconut oil until it has formed a paste. A bit of crunch is fine.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and combine. Try 1 tbsp of nut milk first and test. Add more if necessary to soften the dough.
- Roll into bite-size balls in your hands.
- Cover the balls with the additional shredded coconut.
- Eat straight away or refrigerate.
Sweet, tangy and irresistibly delicious. This sugar free and vegan raspberry coconut fool will tantalise your tastebuds.
Simple pleasures are the best. Because they do not require major effort and yet are majorly satisfying. They are like an unexpected gift, don’t have to cost a penny and take you by surprise. As the writer Paul Coelho puts it, “It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary.” Incidentally, he has written some extraordinary books which I can thoroughly recommend. Apart from reading a really good book, here are some other very simple things that make me immensely happy:…
So incredibly easy and impossibly delicious: Strawberry Coconut Mousse. Only four ingredients, vegan, low carb and refined sugar free!
Do you remember that shampoo ad by Herbal Essences? Where the model lathers her impossibly luscious hair in the middle of the jungle under a waterfall, eyes closed, ecstatic smile, beautiful flowers and nature everywhere? Somehow this ad popped into my mind this morning – and no, not while I was washing my own hair. And instead of making me want to buy Herbal Essences, it was the FEELING of indulgence I felt I needed.
So what did I do? Of course, I made a dessert!
Sugar free, grain free, gluten free and no baking necessary: These creamy, velvety No Bake Coconutty Pies are easy to make and set in the freezer.
Leftovers are the best. There’s nothing like feeling hungry and then remembering, “ah, I’ve got that yummy soup/salad/Indian takeaway (insert your favourite dish) from yesterday in the fridge”. I love it when that happens. It makes me feel organised, on-top-of-it and rightfully smug. Plus, the majority food tends to taste better the next day anyway, maybe with the exception of roast potatoes.
But what about leftover ingredients? I’m good at using up fresh food. But half-used cans and tins always trick me. I blame the pictures on the sleeve. I look at them and think, yes, that still looks good. Then, a week later, I actually look inside and it’s too late.
Not this time….
What is your favourite meal of the day?
For me it’s breakfast, It’s simple, satisfying and accompanied by a coffee. I can happily eat the same thing for days on end. Which usually either includes an egg or a bowl with yoghurt/oats/fruit/nuts, in no particular order. My daughter would probably choose spaghetti, so we still have some work to do there 🙂
The difficult thing about breakfast is usually this: You have to get out of bed first. The only way to make this easier is to treat yourself as soon as the day begins.