Many years ago, I created this recipe for Fructose Free Bliss Balls. I designed this recipe as I loved the concept of Bliss Balls but each ball recipe I found either used Agave Syrup or Medjool Dates. The problem with the later two is that Agave Syrup contains roughly 90 per cent fructose and just three Medjool Dates contain a huge 48 grams of fructose!
I have long been an advocate of Pure Harvest Organic Brown Rice Malt Syrup as my go to for sweetener. It is created using fermented brown rice and is free of cane sugars, fructose, artificial colours, preservatives and is gluten free. Winning.
For my body struggles with lots of types of sugar especially lactose and fructose. Ov=ur diet has changed considerably over the past 100 years and we are eating more sugar than ever before. Our livers aren’t designed to be processing so much.
Sarah Wilson has been a driving force behind the fructose movement in Australia and the world. In her article Why aren’t we called I Quit Fructose? She sighted reasons of why fructose is bad for us.
- It passes directly to our livers and promotes fat storage. Fructose can only be processed by the liver, which puts immense strain on this organ and is linked to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
- Fructose is addictive. Some studies say it’s more addictive than cocaine. Our bodies were originally designed to gorge on fructose because it’s such a nifty source of fat. Which was great back in caveman days, not so much today.
- Fructose makes us eat more. Fructose has no corresponding “we’re full now, stop eating” switch (or enzyme) in our brain. It also mucks with our hunger hormones grehlin and leptin, leaving us feeling hungrier.
- Fructose makes us sick. Countless studies link fructose consumption to type-2 diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, cancer, heart disease and stroke.
Brown Rice Malt Syrup is still a sugar and I acknowledged that, I use a minimal amount, as life is too short and boring with no sweetness.
Fructose Free Bliss Balls
Over the last month I have been playing with my old go to recipe. It was time for a revamped! All my ingredients are organic.
Add to one big bowl..
The dry stuff:
- 1½ cups Almond Flour
- ½ cup Coconut Flour or Desiccated Coconut
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- ½ tsp Nutmeg
Then add the wet stuff:
- 1/3 cup Coconut Oil
- 2 ½ tbs Pure Harvest Rice Malt Syrup (THE BEST)
- 2 tbs Coconut Milk or Almond Milk
Mix all together! Then split your mixture into two bowls.
Bowl One – Chocolate Bliss Balls
- 1/2 cup Cacao Powder
- 3 tbs of Goji Berries (Which have been soaked in warm water)
Roll the mixture into little balls and them roll in 1/4 a cup desiccated coconut
Bowl Two – Spirulina Bliss Balls
- 1 tbs Spirulina powder
- 3 tbs of mixed seeds (Sunflower, pumpkin and hemp)
Then roll the mixture into little balls and roll them in 1/4 a cup sesame seeds.
Place in fridge for at least an hour before eating…if you can. Enjoy 😉
Ceramics: Lexton Pottery
With much love and gratitude,