There is something so grounding about oats. They have a really beautiful calming effect on the nervous system, making them the perfect food for anxiety. Sometimes something as simple as eating grounding foods is enough to calm your anxiety down.
I avoided oats for many years, due to my coeliac (gluten allergy). But we now have access to amazing gluten free oats, so they are now a part of my diet again. Oats themselves don’t contain gluten – but commercial production usually means cross contamination with other gluten containing grains. I don’t eat oats when I am out, only when I make something myself, so I can make sure I know what I am eating.
Add in the amazing healing benefits of raw cacao powder, which contains amino acids that help with neurotransmitter production, and magnesium to help with energy production. And cashews, which are high in tryptophan, essential fatty acids, B vitamins. These balls are the perfect little balls to keep on hand to fuel your brain.
Plus these little balls such a tasty morsel.
The best little bliss balls to help calm your nervous system. Plus they taste so delicious, and have the most amazing truffle texture.
- 1 cup Gluten Free Oats
- 1-2 tbsp Raw Cacao Powder
- 1/2 cup Cashews
- 1/2 cup Shredded Coconut
- 6 Medjool Dates, soaked in warm water for 20mins
- pinch Sea Salt
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 2 tbsp Tahini
- 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1-2 tbsp Date soaking water
Place oats, cacao, cashews, coconut, salt and cinnamon in a food processor and process until it creates a fine mix.
Add in the dates, tahini, coconut oil and a little of the water used to soak the dates and blend until smooth. Add more water as needed to make a nice smooth mix, that sticks together when pinched.
Remove mix from food processor. Roll mix into walnut sized balls. Makes approx 16.
* Either leave as they are, or roll into raw cacao powder, shredded coconut, or crushed nuts.