Tuesday 10 January 2017

Hummingbird Bliss Balls

dried pineapple, banana, dates, coconut and cinnamon in little balls of energy

This  month is all about clean eating following on from all the Christmas festivities.

We are just back from a weekend break to London and I have to admit our clean eating only really started when we got back. We love to go down the capital city this time of year as January is a bit of a pants month I find. A wee trip to London just sets us off in the right mood.

And now that we are back it is a healthy eating regimen (no diets, I hate that word) and a bit more exercise.

dried pineapple, banana, dates, coconut and cinnamon in little balls of energy

To help in the exercise department, I made these bliss bites to give a much needed boost of energy before or after a workout.

They are designed to taste just like hummingbird cake, you know, with pineapple, banana, coconut and cinnamon. But instead of the butter, sugar and flour, we have dried pineapple, desiccated coconut, dried banana, coconut oil, cinnamon and some other ingredients to give a healthy, but tasty take on it.

dried pineapple, banana, dates, coconut and cinnamon in little balls of energy

I used my Optimum 9400 blender from Froothie which powered through the sticky mass of ingredients. The result was a sticky ‘dough’ which I shaped into little discs and dusted in the desiccated coconut.

dried pineapple, banana, dates, coconut and cinnamon in little balls of energy

I chilled them before giving them a try just so everything sets nicely. The balls, or whatever shape you choose to make them in, taste just like the cake and are perfect for a delicious, tasty infused, not too sinful treat.

Here’s how I made them.

(Dried pineapple and banana can be bought from health food shops, but you can also buy them easily online.)

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Hummingbird Bliss Balls
Dried pineapple and banana pulsed together into little balls of bliss
  • 125 grams dried pineapple
  • 120 grams dried banana
  • 55 grams chopped, stoned dates
  • 25 grams coconut oil
  • 15 grams milled chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • desiccated coconut
In a blender place all of the ingredients except the desiccated coconut.Blitz until all the ingredients come together in a sticky mass.Remove from the blender and roll into tablespoon sized balls.Enjoy!Roll each ball in desiccated coconut.Refrigerate for a couple of hours until ready to enjoy.
Prep time: Chill time: Total time: Yield: 16 balls approx.

I'm entering these treats into this month's Treat Petite hosted by Kat at The Baking Explorer, and this month by me!

Disclosure Statement: I was sent the blender free to review. Any opinions expressed are my own.


  1. I'm not sure I understand clean eating, but your balls of bliss look blimmin' lovely, not humming at all... ;-)

  2. Looks so delicious. My kids will surely love these hummingbird bliss balls.

    1. I hope they do - thanks for dropping by!

  3. I always get half-way through January and realise I am not good at the whole start of year health-kick thing (although I do my best to cut down on the rich stuff!). Your bliss balls wound amazing though.... Great flavours!

    1. My January didn't end up too healthy Kate lol!


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