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Heart-healthy food tip: For such a tiny seed, chia is quite high in healthy fats boasting more Omega‑3 fatty acids than salmon.

Omega-3s work to protect the heart by lowering blood pressure, bad cholesterol, and inflammation. Inflammation can put strain on blood vessels and cause heart disease.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Combine the cranberries, chia seeds and boiling water into a bowl. Allow them to soak for 5-10 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Place the coconut, crushed macadamias, cacao, coconut oil, vanilla essence and the cranberry and chia seed mix into a food processor. Blend on high until thoroughly combined (resembling brownie batter).

  3. Step 3

    Once the mixture has a sticky and moist texture to it, refrigerate for 30 mins. This allows the fat to settle and makes it easier to shape the bliss balls.

  4. Step 4

    Roll about 2 tsp worth of the mixture into balls (20g each), then lightly roll them in black chia seeds. Allow to sit in your fridge to set for about 20 minutes.

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Nutrition

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The Healthy Eating Hub

This article was written by an Accredited Practicing Dietitian from The Healthy Eating Hub. The Healthy Eating Hub is a team of university qualified nutritionists and dietitians who are passionate about helping people develop long term healthy eating habits through offering evidenced-based and practical nutrition advice that people can put into practice straight away.

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