Sheer bliss!

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We all need a sweet treat once in a while and if it’s a guilt-free one, then so much the better!

Taken from Clean and Lean for Life : The Cookbook* by best-selling author and wellness guru James Duigan, the recipe for these little Bliss Balls couldn’t be simpler.

Only four ingredients for the basic mix and a few minutes to prepare – blitz up a batch and pop them in the freezer, ready to grab and go as a pre- or post-gym snack or just whenever the mood takes you…

The book also gives six flavour variations, adding ingredients such as a shot of espresso, raw cacao powder, dessicated coconut and orange extract. But the basic mix itself is seriously yummy – don’t just take the girls’ word for it, give it a try!

One of the world’s top personal trainers, James’s client list has included Elle Macpherson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Hugh Grant to name just a few. If you’re looking for more healthy eating ideas, you’ll find 150 mouthwatering recipes – from breakfasts, lunches and dinners to snacks, desserts and smoothies – in his latest book and plenty of other hints and tips on how to be clean and lean for life on the Bodyism website.

*Published by Kyle Books – RRP £19.99 (Kindle version also available)

Bliss Balls

  • Servings: Makes 10
  • Difficulty: easy
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From Clean and Lean for Life : The Cookbook by James Duigan


  • 12 dates, pitted
  • 50gms blanched hazelnuts
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs


  1. Blitz all the ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Roll into balls between the palms of your hands – store in an airtight container in the freezer and just grab and go whenever you want a guilt-free treat!


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