These scrumptious little Quinoa Strawberry and Cashew Vegan Bliss Balls are just bursting full of flavor. Quinoa flakes, frozen strawberries, cashews, chia seeds, and coconut combine to give you the most amazing little pop of flavor in one tiny bite. The perfect treat to pop into the little one's lunch box or to enjoy for your afternoon tea with a cup of coffee. Make a big batch and store in the fridge for yummy sweet snacking all week long.
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Strawberry Cashew Vegan Bliss Balls
Having some healthy bliss balls on hand can be great for when you are running low on time and the kids need to take breakfast on the go.
They also make a perfect addition to the lunch-box, or as an after-school snack.
Strawberry vegan bliss balls are:
- gluten-free (check the ingredients on your quinoa flakes. Alternatively you can use rolled oats, but be sure to check the packaging to ensure they are gluten-free if you are following a strict GF diet)
- egg free
- refined sugar-free
- full of natural energy for little bellies
Can Cashew Strawberry Protein Balls Be Frozen?
Just make them up according to the instructions.
Once rolled pop them into an airtight container and store in the freezer until ready to use.
To thaw just pull them out in the morning and they will be ready for your snacking pleasure by mid-morning.
If kept in the fridge these snack bites should last around a week as long as they are kept in an airtight container.
Tips and Substitutions For Your Vegan Bliss Balls
Make Them Nut Free
With a lot of schools declaring a nut-free zone, you may want to make these strawberry balls without the cashews.
Not a problem.
Try substituting the nuts for these instead:
- pumpkin seeds
- sunflower seeds
- sesame seeds
- hemp seeds
- or a mixture of all the above seeds combined!
No Strawberries: sub in other frozen berries
If you don't have any frozen strawberries on hand, frozen raspberries, blackberries or blueberries would work just fine as well.
It does need to be frozen however as using fresh fruit makes the mixture too runny and it won't set well enough to be rolled into balls.
If you only have fresh berries, you could use them and press the mixture into silicone molds and freeze instead of rolling in balls and then in coconut.
Need More Vegan Bliss Balls For Your Snacking Pleasure?
We pretty much always have a couple of different types of healthy bliss balls hanging out in the fridge or freezer, so we have a fair few different flavors for you to choose from:
- Puffed Brown Rice and Banana Energy Balls
- Fudgey Mocha Date Bliss Balls
- Easy No-Bake Cashew and Coconut Date Balls
- Blueberry Crumble Bites
- Peanut Butter Energy Balls from A Baking Journey
Quinoa Strawberry Cashew Vegan Bliss Balls
- Food processor
- Place the strawberries, quinoa flakes, cashews, maple syrup, chia seeds, coconut oil and half the desiccated coconut into the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth. You will have to stop and scrape down the inside of the bowl with a spatula a couple of times. If the mixture is struggling to come together then add some milk of choice, 1 tsp at a time, until the mixture is smooth.
- Transfer the mixture to a bowl and pop into the fridge for about an hour. This makes it easier to roll into balls.
- Place the remaining coconut into a small bowl. Roll the strawberry mixture 1 tbsp at a time into balls. Roll in the leftover coconut until coated.
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