These fudge-like little balls are firstly SO easy and quick to make, all you need is a bowl, fork and spoon, and only four ingredients. Secondly, they are delicious raw but when frozen also make a nice chilled snack (when taken from the freezer and allowed to defrost a little they’re chewy and almost caramel like). One or two make an energising and nourishing ‘pick me up’ snack. Roll and dust them in whatever you like best – cacao, cocoa powder, sesame seeds, cinnamon and/or coconut all work well. If you love bananas and peanut butter (or any other nut butter) these are really worth a go!

This makes 7-8 ‘bliss ball size’ balls

You’ll need:

  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (or almond butter, or any nut butter you like)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 4 Tbsp. LSA (LSA is a mix of ground linseed, almonds and sunflower) (or, you can use almond meal if easier or you prefer)
  • Optional: maple syrup, honey or coconut sugar to sweeten

Throw all in a bowl and mix well. Place and spread cocoa or cacao powder and/or sesame seeds onto a clean dry chopped board (or whatever coating you would like to use). Then roll mixture into balls and roll in cocoa and/or seeds.

Keep in the fridge, in an airtight container or on a plate covered in cling wrap. As they contain fresh banana I’ve found that they last well for 2 days.

Some other lovely mixture additions, if you’re keen to get fancy..

  • Cinnamon
  • Cocoa or cacao
  • Seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, chia, hemp, sesame, linseed)
  • Macca powder
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Dried berries eg. goji berries
  • Chopped dates
  • Coconut
  • Choc chips or chopped dark chocolate

Gestational Diabetes –

These make a fantastic snack for ladies with GDM. If using mashed banana only and making 7-8 balls, enjoying 1-2 balls as a snack in between meals is a great snack for most ladies with GDM. You could also add a little sweetener but I would suggest just a dash e.g. 1 teaspoon or less of maple syrup. To keep these suitable I would suggest not adding any dried fruit such as dates or choc chips. Also, if unsure of what’s best for you, I would recommend speaking with your Dietitian or feel free to reach out to me via email or social media.

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