Millet Bliss Balls Recipe – No bake, No cook, healthy, nutrient packed energy bites that can be made in advance and stored for days in the refrigerator. These 5 ingredient millet bliss balls have no added sugar or fat. These are vegan and gluten free. Just reach for one and pop it in when ever you get a snack attack.
Bliss balls are totally customisable and makes a perfect post work out snack. It is also good as a quick snack for people who are fasting.
2 months ago GoFarmerie sent me all their varieties of millet flakes for sampling. Their strawberry and mango flavoured millet flakes were a total hit with my kids.
I used the remaining ragi flakes and multi millet flakes to make these bliss balls as my post work out snack. Just 2 of them along with a smoothie and my morning breakfast was done. Little did I know that my kids would devour them like there’s no tomorrow.
I had used the fresh peanuts that my Mil brought with her to make some peanut butter. Usually I make some milkshake to clean up the jar but this time these balls were just a perfect way to clean away the PB sticking to the jar.
Customising Millet Bliss Balls to your needs:
1. Millet Flakes: If you do not have millet flakes, you can use corn flakes, almond meal or rolled oats. If using porridge oats, slightly dry roast them for few minutes till you get the aroma over low flame before using.
2. Dates: I always use seeded dates. They are soft and can be used right away after popping the seed out. If you are going to use seedless dates, you will have to soak them in hot water for 20-30 mins to soften them.
Dates though high in sugar provides a natural sweetness, gives enough binding as they are sticky and they are also rich in Iron. Apart from dates, you can use dried figs, raisins, cranberries and blueberries.
3. Chia Seeds: Just 2 tbsp used in this recipe gives 11 gms fibre, 4 gms protein and 9 gms of Omega 3 that is most important for vegetarians. Chia seeds also act as a binding agent.
Whenever I break open a coconut, I collect the water in a container and add 1 to 2 tbsp chia seeds to it, mix and keep it refrigerated. This stays well for a fortnight and I always get to have soaked chia seeds ready to use in whatever recipe.
4. Flax seeds: Flax seeds are equally as healthy as chia seeds. It helps prevent osteoporosis and also helps to regulate menstrual cycle. and are good for hair, skin and weight loss.
Instead of flax seeds or along with it, you can use pumpkin seeds, almonds, cashew nuts, walnuts, hemp seeds, hazelnuts, pine nuts or pecans.
5. Peanut Butter: This gives a natural sweetness, acts as a binding agent because of its natural fat.
Instead of peanut butter, you can also use Nutella for a chocolate flavor which the kids will love. If you do not have both, add honey, maple syrup, condensed milk or melted butter or ghee, coconut oil or olive oil.
What else you can add to make Millet Bliss Balls:
– Apart from all the above you can add 2-3 tbsp cocoa powder or chocolate chips for a chocolate flavored millet bliss balls.
– You can also add desiccated coconut for a nutty flavor or you can also roll the balls in desiccated coconut as a final step.
– You can add Gulkand (rose preserve) for a scented bliss ball.
– You can use dried lemon or orange peels or add some grated fresh skin for a citrus flavoured ones.
Millet Bliss Balls recipe details below:
- Millet flakes - 1 cup
- Dates - 12
- Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter - 2 to 3 tbsp
- Chia seeds, soaked - 2 tbsp
- Flax seeds - 3 tbsp
- Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blitz well till they all come together as a ball.
- If you are using mixie jar, use the dry mixer jar.
- Make bite sized small balls by rolling between your palms.
- Arrange them one next to the other in a container.
- Millet Bliss Balls are ready.
- Always keep it refrigerated.