My breakfast bowl today may have been as icy as the weather, but the flavors were that of summer and I could almost trick myself into thinking this weather is almost over. I will admit, this latest snow is starting to make me feel a little cabin feverish. I decided for this bowl to bastardize two food trends and it turned out to be magic; smoothie bowls and bliss balls! It's kind of like the first time you try the Wendy's frosty/french frie combo - you're not really sure what's going to happen, but there may very likely be induced vomit. But alas, this combo is a good one. For the record though, whoever came up with the name "bliss balls" is either a pervert or not very creative.
I became aware of them when John and I attempted the Paleo diet a few years ago.
They are essentially one of those healthy snacks that are supposed to make you feel like you are having dessert, but not because
they are relatively good for you. And when you're on the Paleo diet, anything not sweet potato feels like bliss.
I think I boycotted them at first, solely based on the name and the fact that the entire SNL Schweddy balls skit would start to play in my head
(as should occur with any good American).
Can we just call them "bliss bites", so much better in my opinion?
Anyway, I am really enjoying the creativity involved in these breakfast bowls, the smoothie bowls are especially fun and I can't wait to do these more in the summer because they are rather refreshing. The combos are pretty formulaic; very thick smoothie (ice cream consistency) then some mix of fruits, then super food type nuts/grains/seeds, and now I'm adding the balls - because they are so tender (sorry I had to add one Schweddy reference). I made a lemon coconut (which are my favorite on their own) and a chocolate version, which was especially good with the black cherry flavor.