'Maintaining brain health and getting your brain to perform at its optimal capacity is just as vital as maintaining physical wellbeing and health.'
I can take credit for this delicious recipe but not the idea. Damian Kristof from Vida Lifestyles mentioned the idea of adding fish oil to bliss balls a couple of days ago in practise and I couldn't wait to try it out. Mac doesn't eat fish or supplement with fish oil. So like always I have put these bliss balls to the test with him. Success... he didn't even know they had fish oil in them. Which means these are perfect for the kids or adults.
Fish oil has many benefits including reduce inflammation, lowering the risk of chronic disease and so much more. But did you know for optimal brain health we need omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA? New studies have found that eating fatty fish such as salmon in the diet can boost your memory by function by 15%. But if you are not a big fish eater or know the quality of fish that is available to you is not of a good quality, supplementation is a great way to increase those good omega fats.
Please note: The quality of fish oil is very important as many fish oil are rancid and can contain a lot of chemicals and do more harm than good. When you have a good quality fish oil, the oil will not taste fishy at all. Personally I recommend and trust Metagenics, Healthy Essentials or Nortic Naturals. Also the flavour of your fish oil will determined the flavour of your bliss balls.
Ingredients: Makes 12 - 15 balls
- 2 cups of almond meal
- 1 cup of vanilla protein (you may want to use chocolate if your oil is choc flavour)
- 1/2 cup fish oil liquid (I used the Nordic Naturals lemon. Available in health food stores.)
- 1/2 cup rice malt syrup
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 lemon (the juice only)
- 1/4 cup desiccated coconut (coating of the balls)
- In a large bowl place all the dry ingredients in (protein, almond meal and chia seeds) and mix well.
- Then add the wet ingredients (fish oil, rice malt syrup and lemon juice) and mix until well combined.
- In a seperate bowl add your desiccated coconut.
- With your hands roll the mixture into small balls, and then roll through the coconut to cover.
- On a plate lined with baking paper, place each ball.
- Once all the mixture has been used, place the balls in the freezer for an hour.
- Take out and transfer them into a container and store in the fridge