Lemon Bliss Collagen Balls
Quick and Easy Lemon Bliss Balls are full of goodness to prepare you for the day ahead!
-1 cup raw cashews
-2 tbsp Nutraviva Grass-Fed Collagen Hydrolysate
-1 cup desiccated coconut
-zest of one large lemon*
-juice of half a lemon
-1/2 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract
-pinch of salt
-2 tablespoon maple syrup
-1 teaspoon honey (optional)
-extra desiccated coconut for rolling in
Place the ingredients into a food processor in the order listed above and blend until the mixture resembles a sticky crumb. Use your hands to shape the mixture into balls. Roll the balls in the extra coconut and place in the fridge to set.
Serve. Eat. Enjoy!
Note – Try not to over blend the mixture if you are using a high powered processor or you may end up with a butter as opposed to a mixture that you can roll into balls.
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Collagen is made up of 18 amino acids and is the most abundant protein in our body, making up around 30% of total human protein content. It is essential as it helps build strong fibres and connective tissue in our bodies. For this reason, collagen is commonly referred to as the ‘glue’ holding the body together as it ensures the integrity, elasticity and regeneration of our connective tissues.