Emily’s recipe of the month: Walnut Bliss Balls

Looking for a tasty and easy snack on the go? 

This month we received a submission from one of our lovely clients and Nutritionist Nicole McAuliffe for these delicious walnut bliss balls.
Recipe makes 12.


  • 1 cup roughly chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup chopped pitted dates or figs
  • 1 tablespoon raw cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil


  1. Place the dates/figs, walnuts, cocoa and chia seeds in the bowl of a large food processor and blend for 1 minute or until mixture is fully combined and forming a ball.  Additional water or coconut oil can be added if required.
  2. Using your hands, roll the mixture into walnut sized balls (approx. 3cm in diameter).
  3. To serve roll in desiccated coconut, powdered cocoa, crushed nuts or matcha powder and place on a lined tray. Alternatively press all of the mixture in a tray and make a slice.
  4. Refrigerate, covered, for up to 7 days! Eat and enjoy.

    Note: any nut can replace the walnuts, I like almonds, sunflower and pumpkin seed and to boost the protein content further add your favourite protein powder.

Recipe and Image Source: provided to us by client and Nutritionist Nicole McAuliffe

Author: Emily Moriarty

Emily grew up in Albury before making the move to Newcastle to study Visual Communication Design. After over 10 years of working in fashion in varying roles in customer service, sales and marketing based in Newcastle and Sydney, Emily wanted to branch out in to the world of health and helping clients and made the move to Melbourne and MD Health in September 2018. Since then she has thoroughly enjoyed her role and getting to know our wonderful clients. Emily believes in holistic health and that prevention is better than cure and thinks we do a wonderful job of helping our patients on their road to recovery at MD Health.  When she's not at work you'll find her cooking, reading, enjoying the sunshine or walking her dog Bailey.

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