Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sesame Bliss Balls


The Chopra Center

Out in Cali', we called The Bliss Balls our "Basti Balls" (as in Basti Enemas). They helped keep things moving right along if you know what I'm sayin'. For anyone who has a sluggish digestive system, these little balls of bliss will keep things regular and right on track. I actually missed them terribly when we left, I'm so glad to see the Recipe in The Chopra Newsletter. Prepping the ingredients now, and getting ready to rock and roll a little bit of heaven. Try them, you'll love 'em.


Sesame Bliss Balls

Sesame bliss balls are not only delicious and require no baking – they also contain ingredients that help cleanse and detoxify the body. Bliss balls are part of the daily menu at the Chopra Center’s Perfect Health program. 

Ingredients

1 cup toasted sesame seeds
½ cup golden raisins or regular raisins
2 teaspoons ground ginger powder
2 inches fresh ginger root, peeled and chopped
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1½ teaspoons ground cardamom
2½ tablespoons
ghee*

Directions

Place all ingredients in a food processor and mix together until well incorporated. Roll into 1-inch balls.
*Ghee is clarified butter but contains many healing and culinary properties that plain butter does not:
  • Ghee is salt free and lactose free.
  • Since ghee won’t burn at high temperatures, it’s great for sautéing. It also doesn’t have to be refrigerated.
  • Ghee is an excellent from of fat for the body, and is especially beneficial for the liver, kidneys, and brain.