bliss balls snacks whole food

These amazing little balls of goodness come from our friend Meg Gillmer, better known as The Wholesome Athlete. Meg uses whole natural foods to fuel her on a daily basis. During and after her races she uses energy treats like this to get her over the line and recover.

Meg says: Truffles are one of my favourite portable snacks. I love having them with me on road trips to and from races. They're an ideal nutrient dense treat. The tahini, coconut and sesame seeds give them a wonderful flavour and aren’t overly sweet. Tahini is a nutritional powerhouse, full of iron, protein and calcium. No dairy, gluten, grains or soy.


  • 1 cup dried figs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree/mashed pumpkin (sweet potato works, too)
  • 1 x Scoop Rebuild Protein Banana Honey
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds or shredded coconut, for rolling


Add all ingredients into a bowl of a food processor and blend until everything is well mixed. The dough will roll together into a large ball. 

Put the dough into the fridge for 15-20 minutes or so to help it firm up. Then, using wet hands, roll the mixture into tablespoon-sized balls. Roll in sesame seeds or coconut, then place on a plate lined with parchment. 

Let the truffles chill in the fridge for half an hour, then transfer to a sealed container. 

Makes about 12-16 truffles, depending on how large you roll them.

Find more of Megs recipes on The Wholesome Athlete's Facebook and Instagram accounts:

Instagram: @the_wholesome_athlete

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Wholesome-Athlete-592375680796277/

Check out more healthy whole food recipes on our Recipes page.

Find all of your whole food, superfoods and real food sports products online at www.templenutrition.com.au

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