Blanched almonds: I bought blanched almonds in bulk to save money. You can also blanch raw almonds for an even cheaper option. Can also use cashews.
Ground flaxseed: I used ground golden flaxseed, which I keep stored in my freezer. You can also grind whole flax seeds.
Almond butter: I recommend using a natural almond butter, without any added sugars or oils. Cashew butter is also a good source of magnesium and will have a similar flavor.
Honey: As honey has a relaxing flavor to it, I used it as my main sweetener. If vegan, use maple syrup instead.
Oat milk: Any unsweetened milk alternative will work. Just note that soy and coconut milks will change the flavor slightly.
CBD oil: Totally optional, but to make these even more relaxing I added a THC-free CBD isolate tincture (tip: New Mind readers get 15% off when you enter NEWMIND at checkout!)
There are two flavor combinations I go with:
Option 1: Lavender blueberry
For this option, add 2 teaspoons of dried lavender to your food processor when you pulse the oats into a flour. Once your batter is combined, stir in ¼ cup of dried blueberries just before rolling into balls.
Option 2: Chocolate chip
As dark chocolate is also a good source of magnesium, I’ll sometimes add some mini dark chocolate chips just before rolling these into balls. I’d start with 3 tablespoons of chocolate chips and add more per personal preference.
How to Make Almond Bliss Balls
Pulse oats into flour, pour into a mixing bowl.
Pulse almonds into a coarse sand-like texture. Add to mixing bowl.
Add everything else to the mixing bowl and mix well – I find a rubber spatula works best for this.
Roll into tablespoon-sized balls and place on a baking sheet.
Fridge for 20 minutes, then dig in!
Tips for making this recipe
If adding CBD oil, I recommend using a more concentrated tincture so that you aren’t adding too much oil into the batter. I used 5 droppers of an 83 mg CBD oil, which gives each ball about 15 mg of CBD). Make sure to use code NEWMIND for 15% off CBDistillery products.
The finer you pulse the almonds and oats, the more cookie dough-like these almond bliss balls will be.
If your almond butter is hard from being in the fridge, microwave it for about 20 seconds so that it mixes in better.
I think these taste best from the fridge, but for longer storage you can keep them in the freezer.
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