We’re not sure how the term ‘bliss balls’ came about but it seems to be the name for every round ball of goodness. Move over ‘Bliss Balls’ here come the ‘KeenWah Balls’. We believe that almost every ‘ball’ should include quinoa in order to claim that it’s a ‘complete protein’ snack. This means that it contains all the eight essential amino acids plus the amino acid lysie (which most whole grains don’t contain) What does this mean? Well lysine is a necessary building block for all protein in the body, playing a big role in calcium absorption, building muscle, recovering from surgery or sports injuries and the body’s production of hormones, enzymes and antibodies. Did I mention it was Gluten Free (everything we make is GF by default that quinoa is naturally GF). Ok enough of facts, here’s the recipe!
KEENWAH ‘COMPLETE PROTEIN BALLS’
Makes – 20 Balls Ingredients:
1 cup cooked quinoa
1/3 cup sesame seeds
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup mixed nuts (unsalted) (Almonds, cashews, brazil nuts)
1 cup dried fruit (cranberries, dates)
1/2 cup tahini
3/4 cup honey
Sesame seeds or coconut to coat
Cook 1 cup of quinoa. (1 part quinoa, 2 parts water, slowly bring to the boil. Turn off and set aside with the lid on it.)
Put the seeds and nuts in a food processor, blitz until chopped. Put aside in a bowl.
Put the dried fruit in the food processor and blitz. Add to the seeds & nuts.
Add the desiccated coconut, cooked quinoa to the bowl and mix with your fingers.
Put all ingredients back into the food processor and gradually add the tahini and honey. Taste the mix and adjust the sweetness to your taste.
Using wet hands, roll a tablespoon of the mixture into a ball. Coat balls in sesame seeds or coconut. Store in an airtight container.