Times when you need a stash of sweet Bridal Bliss Balls:
- You’ve addressed 50 wedding invitations… and still have 100 to go
- Busting through the after-work slump on your way to the gym
- 5 hours into a 10 hour international flight
This Sunday my husband and I are traveling to Fiji for five days before heading on to Sydney for a wedding. I’m pretty dang excited about this trip!
What I’m not so excited about is the 10 hour flight to get there.
This will be my 17th flight between the US and Australia in five years, so I have a finely tuned routine when it comes to preparing for long, international travel.
But 10 hours is still 10 hours.
What gets me most of all is the munchies! Yep, I’d love to tell you that I’m one of those people who don’t eat on planes, but I’d be lying. Their (perfectly valid) reasons include:
- You aren’t expending any energy
- The body can and should fast for up to 24 hours in transit
- Plane food is just plain bad for you
Gosh how I wish I could follow that logic. The truth is that I just get really, really bored and eating something delicious breaks up the monotony of … sitting. So I try to strike a balance between getting my nibble on and not arriving at my destination feeling weighed down with nasty snack food.
Things you’ll find in my travel snack bag include:
- Roasted sweet potato
- Quinoa Granola
- Zoodles (they hold up surprisingly well)
- Whole cucumbers (Proper hydration can help to minimize jet-lag)
- Seaweed Snax
- Bliss Balls (recipe below)
I also take fresh lemon wedges to squeeze into water (I drink a rivers worth of water when I travel) eye drops, rich moisturizer, Bose headphones, compression stockings and a big scarf or wrap to snuggle up in.
Today, I’m sharing my recipe for Bridal Bliss Balls.
Why You Want This
You might be traveling overseas for your honeymoon, potentially to a tropical paradise. These Bliss Balls are the perfect travel snack and get you in the mood for white sand, palm trees and romantic beach bungalows.
Why You Need This
Some Bliss Balls are crazy high in sugar. While this recipe is by no means sugar free, I have tried to reduce the overall fruit content while keeping a tropical flavor, and of course balancing the sugar with healthy fats. Either way this recipe is much, much better than reaching for a processed candy bar to tame those sweet cravings.
How To Get Your Fiance On Board
Don’t worry, this won’t be a challenge. In fact, I recommend you hide some for yourself!
- 1/2 cup Dried Apricots
- 1 cup Raw Cashews (soaked four hours, or overnight, then drained)
- 1/2 cup Almond Meal / Ground Almonds
- 1 cup Unsweetened, Shredded Coconut
Makes about 20 balls
- In a small food processor add dried apricots and blend until chopped
- Add cashews, almond meal and half the shredded coconut to the food processor
- Blend until ingredients combine (the texture should be sticky, but not paste like. If it looks like nut butter you have processed the mixture for too long)
- Form mixture into teaspoon sized balls
- Roll in remaining shredded coconut to coat the outside
- Store in fridge or freezer