Thermomix Turmeric Lemon Bliss Balls – Just like cheesecake!

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These Thermomix Lemon Bliss Balls taste like decadent cheesecake filling rolled in coconut! I’m not kidding, they taste just like cheesecake. Except, unlike the dessert, these little bites are perfectly healthy. 

lemon bliss balls on a white background and yellow striped tea towel

These babies may taste like a naughty indulgence, but I promise they’re nutritional sound. The addition of fresh turmeric in the recipe gives the bliss balls a lovely golden colour. When selecting the ingredient I was careful to ensure they would be suitable for dairy-free, refined sugar-free, gluten-free and vegan diets.

I’ve been incorporating more turmeric in my cooking lately for its health-giving benefits and delicate flavour. The recipe uses fresh turmeric. If you don’t like turmeric or you can’t find any you can make the bliss balls without it.

The Benefits of Turmeric

  1. powerful anti-inflammatory effects
  2. a strong antioxidant which protects us from free radicals
  3. improve brain function and may assist in brain-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s
  4. lowers risk of heart disease
  5. can reduce the growth of tumours and slow the spread of cancer
  6. reduces depression
  7. can reduce cholesterol
  8. may improve memory function

For more information on the health benefits of turmeric take a look at this article by prevention.

Health considerations aside, this recipe is fabulous for busy families. It takes no time at all to whip up a batch. Bliss balls are so easy to make in the Thermomix it almost feels like cheating. Simply add all the ingredients to the machine and blitz. I usually have a few little helpers roll the balls in coconut and the job is done.

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Rolling the balls

The mixture will appear quite soft and moist at room temperature. To make rolling the balls easier refrigerate them for an hour. Once chilled the bliss balls will be much easier to roll and coat in coconut.

Storage

Store the Lemon Bliss Balls in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. These are best eaten straight from the fridge as when they warm up they will soften.

Lemon Zest

When removing the lemon rind use a sharp paring knife to remove the zest only. The white pith under the lemon rind is very bitter. Avoid adding pith to the bliss balls or they will become bitter.

The yellow lemon juicer pictured in the second image of the step by step process. It gets every last drop out and is super easy to use and clean. Take a look at the link

Image showing 3 step process of making lemon bliss balls

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Portrait image of lemon bliss balls in a blue striped bowl on a yellow tea towel
Thermomix Turmeric Lemon Bliss Balls
Prep Time
10 mins
refrigeration
1 hr
Total Time
10 mins
 

These Thermomix Lemon Bliss Balls taste like decadent cheesecake filling rolled in coconut!  Except, unlike the dessert, these little bites are perfectly healthy. 

Course: Snack
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: Bliss Balls, Healthy Snacks, Lemon, Protein Bites
Servings: 16 balls
Calories: 163 kcal
Author: Julie Carlyle
Ingredients
  • 250 g raw cashew nuts unsalted
  • 75 g desiccated coconut
  • 1.5 TBS coconut oil
  • 85 g maple syrup
  • 10 g fresh turmeric
  • 60 g lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • 15 g lemon zest zest from 1 lemon
  • 45 g desiccated coconut RESERVED FOR COATING
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients in TM bowl except the coconut for rolling. Blitz 10 sec/Speed 9.

  2. Scrape down the bowl.

  3. Blitz again 5sec/Speed 7.

  4. Scrape down the bowl and place in the fridge for at least one hour. This will allow the mixture to firm up prior to rolling.

  5. Roll the mixture into 16 balls.

  6. Place the reserved coconut in a bowl. Roll each lemon bliss ball in the coconut to coat. 

  7. Refrigerate the bliss balls until required.

Recipe Notes
  1. When removing the lemon rind use a sharp paring knife to remove the zest only. The white pith under the lemon rind is very bitter. Avoid adding pith to the bliss balls or they will become bitter.
  2. The mixture will appear quite soft and moist at room temperature. To make rolling the balls easier refrigerate them for an hour. Once chilled the bliss balls will be much easier to roll and coat in coconut.
  3. Store the Lemon Bliss Balls in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. These are best eaten straight from the fridge as when they warm up they will soften.
  4. The yellow lemon juicer pictured in the step by step images is awesome. It gets every last drop out and is super easy to use and clean. Take a look at the link
Nutrition Facts
Thermomix Turmeric Lemon Bliss Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 163 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Potassium 159mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin C 3.4%
Calcium 1.5%
Iron 7.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Thank you once again for stopping by and checking out the website. Do you have any favourite bliss bite flavours, I’d love to hear what they are.

If you’ve made my Lemon Bliss Bites I’d love to know what you thought? Feel free to leave a rating too. Rating the recipes let others know if they should try it too. ?

Portrait image of lemon bliss balls in a blue striped bowl on a yellow tea towel

2 thoughts on “Thermomix Turmeric Lemon Bliss Balls – Just like cheesecake!”

  1. Shirley says:

    These bliss balls are absolutely delicious. Such lovely citrus flavour. I made mine with lime from my tree. Love these

    1. Shirely, making these with homegrown limes would be fabulous! Thanks for stopping by and commenting xx

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