Oh she glows balls – and a tip about making your own nut butter too


After the over indulgence of food and wine over the last few weeks I’m feeling the need for a bit of a cleanse and for my skin to actually look like I have been on a holiday.  These “glow” balls are my new favourite version of bliss/protein/energy balls and they are beauty food for your skin so you will “glow” from the inside out.  Well we can only hope any way!

If you are that way inclined they are gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free and do still manage, in my opinion, to taste delicious.  They got the double thumbs up from all my taste testers except one extreme sugar loving friend!  These can be keep in the fridge for up to a week in an airtight container or in the freezer for up to 3 months.


I’m not going to say what they potentially look like unfortunately I couldn’t get them to look any prettier but if you want to tart them up a bit you could roll them in desiccated coconut but just think of all the good you are doing yourself regardless!  Your skin will thank you.

I did them in the Thermomix but a high powered blender will work as well.

Oh she glows balls


  • 1/ 2 C 95g almond meal
  • 1/4 C 40 g ground flaxseed (linseed) if using whole almonds and flaxseeds just blitz on speed 9 / 15 seconds or top speed in a blender until you get a fine crumb
  • 1/ 2 C 40g desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 C 35g sunflower seeds
  • 1 Tbsp cacao
  • 2 Tbsp almond butter (to make almond butter in the Thermomix just put a handful of almonds in the bowl on speed 10 and keep going until you get a "butter" consistency about 3 minutes. You will need to scrape the sides halfway through)
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds (any colour)
  • 1 /2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder
  • 2 Tbsp stevia (or honey)
  • 1/4 C water
  • pinnch of sea or himalayan pink rock salt
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice


  1. Add all the ingredients except for the water into the TM bowl or high powered blender and blitz until you get a smooth consistency. Speed 9 / 15 seconds, scrape sides
  2. Turn the TM back on speed 8 and run the water through the top slowly until the mixture becomes sticky mine took 30 seconds but if yours is getting gooey stop the water.
  3. Scoop out mixture and roll into the size you want and refrigerate for at least half an hour before eating (you can put them in the freezer if you like).
  4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  5. Enjoy and I hope you glow!

 Are you keen to get your inner glow on?  Will you give them a go?


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10 comments on “Oh she glows balls – and a tip about making your own nut butter too

  1. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    November 28, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Haha I love it! You are so right – bliss balls aren’t the prettiest of things – but these would taste INCREDIBLE!!!

    • Vicki
      November 29, 2014 at 4:46 pm

      I know it took me ages to decide how to photograph them!

  2. Lauren @ Create Bake Make
    November 28, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    I hear you, after a few big weeks of travelling and waaaay too much yummy food I need to get my glow back as well. These look great and perfect timing, my thermomix arrived last night!

    • Vicki
      November 29, 2014 at 4:47 pm

      I’m so excited for you getting your Thermomix – I’m sure you will LOVE it.

  3. Karin @CalmtoConniption
    November 28, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    I am going to give these a go but without the cacao. That will be alright won’t it? I don’t love the cacao flavour, just like I don’t love chocolate. 🙂

    • Vicki
      November 29, 2014 at 5:00 pm

      I might give them a try too without and see what the difference is like. I sometimes find cacao a bit too bitter but the quantities in these was fine for me. You really don’t like chocolate?????

  4. Sasha @ From the Left Field
    November 29, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Brilliant! Totes on my list for when I go on holidays at the end of the week!!

    • Vicki
      December 1, 2014 at 11:33 am

      Holidays! How exciting x

  5. Sonia Life Love Hiccups
    November 30, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    bahaha I’m glad you mentioned the part about what they look like… although I am sure they taste insanely good.. but I did think the same thing for a moment 🙂 xx

    • Vicki
      December 1, 2014 at 11:35 am

      Ha! I need to work on my “styling” of these types of things, what ever I did….rabbit droppings!

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