Recipe: Apricot Chia Bliss Balls

There are many benefits when choosing Australian summer stonefruits. They are currently in season, with a large supply of fresh options from growers in Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia. And, they will give you vitamins A, C and E, dietary fibre and potassium.

Australian Summer Stonefruits have kindly allowed us to share some of their recipe ideas with you, the first is for Apricot Chia Bliss Balls:

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Apricot Chia Bliss Balls

Makes 25

Prep time: 15 mins

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons coconut water
  • 250g whole raw almonds
  • 18 fresh dates, stones removed
  • 4 large fresh apricots, halved and stones removed
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup desiccated coconut
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut for rolling

Method

  1. Place chia seeds and coconut water in a small bowl and soak for 15 minutes.
  2. Place chia seeds and almonds into a food processor and process until crumbly Add dates, apricots, vanilla, zest, cinnamon and coconut and blend until a rough paste. Form into walnut sized balls and roll in coconut. Refrigerate.

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