Healthy Almond Bliss Balls for Sleep

Healthy Almond Bliss Balls for Sleep

These plant-based almond bliss balls are a nutritious treat made with just 6 ingredients. They’re also a good source of magnesium to help you sleep better!

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These almond bliss balls are rich in magnesium which could help you sleep better

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body. 

And while it has a host of important benefits, magnesium has been shown to help calm your immune system and promote better sleep. 

Enter in these almond bliss balls. 

These healthy vegan treats are packed full of ingredients that are good sources of magnesium, including almonds, almond butter, oats, and flax seeds. 

In fact, when made into 30 bliss balls, each one contains about 9% of your daily magnesium needs. 

So besides tasting like oatmeal cookie dough (which they totally do by the way), they could also help you relax and get some shut-eye! 

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Made with just 6 ingredients. 
  • Gluten-free and plant-based.
  • Can easily be made vegan. 
  • Easy to meal prep for the week. 
  • Tastes like oatmeal cookie dough!
Bowl of almond bliss balls

Ingredients Used to Make Vegan Bliss Balls

  • Oats: Since you’ll be pulsing the oats into a flour, you can use regular or quick-cooking oats. I like Bob’s Red Mill Organic Oats
  • 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!)
Adding CBD to almond bliss balls

Optional add-ins:

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 

  1. Pulse oats into flour, pour into a mixing bowl.
  2. Pulse almonds into a coarse sand-like texture. Add to mixing bowl.
  3. Add everything else to the mixing bowl and mix well – I find a rubber spatula works best for this. 
  4. Roll into tablespoon-sized balls and place on a baking sheet.
  5. Fridge for 20 minutes, then dig in!
Almond bliss ball batter

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.
Bowl of plant-based almond bliss balls

More vegan bliss ball recipes to try 

If you tried this almond bliss ball recipe or any other recipe on the blog let me know how you liked it by leaving a comment/rating below! Be sure to follow along on Pinterest and Instagram for even more deliciousness!

Almond Bliss Balls

These plant-based almond bliss balls are a nutritious treat made with just 6 ingredients. They’re also a good source of magnesium to help with sleep.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Keyword: Healthy Bliss Balls, Healthy CBD recipe, Vegan Bliss Balls
Servings: 30

Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup rolled oats
  • ¾ cup blanched slivered almonds 85 grams
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed
  • ½ cup natural almond butter
  • ¼ cup raw honey or maple syrup to make vegan
  • 5 tablespoons oat milk or milk of choice
  • Optional: CBD oil see tips in post for how much to add

Optional add-ins:

  • 2 teaspoons dried lavender and ¼ cup dried blueberries
  • OR 3 tablespoons mini dark chocolate chips vegan if needed

Instructions

  • In a food processor, pulse oats until you get a coarse flour, then pour into a large mixing bowl. If using lavender, pulse it with your oats.
  • Next, pour almonds into the food processor and pulse until they’re broken down into small pea-sized pieces. Pour into a mixing bowl.
  • Add remaining ingredients to the mixing bowl and stir well to combine. Mixture should be thick like cookie dough. If there are any dry spots, add more oatmilk, 1 teaspoon at a time.
  • Using a tablespoon, roll into tablespoon-sized balls and place on a baking sheet.
  • Place the baking sheet in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, bliss balls are ready to eat! Store extras in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Healthy Almond Bliss Balls for Sleep

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My name is Kelli McGrane, and I’m a Denver-based registered dietitian with a Master’s degree in nutrition.

As a foodie with a background in nutrition research, I’m a firm believer that what we eat affects nearly every aspect of our wellbeing, and that food should taste freaking delicious.

My goal with New Mind is to help you find balance in both your mind and body through nutrition research and whole foods-based recipes.