I recently went to some local markets and stumbled across the cutest little stall called My Little Glass Jar. It was full of succulents and jars and the most playful colours and designs. I just loved it.
Alysha from My Little Glass Jars is just a bundle of energy and so passionate about her jars that I just couldn’t help myself and bought a beautiful succulent and a jar of apricot balls.
I’ve bought plants before, and they usually die. I’m not very good at keeping things alive. But according to the label all I need to do is water it fortnightly, keep it in full sun and love it all the time. To be honest, I love it whenever I see it because I just love the colour of the jar, it sits in the sun and occasionally I water it, so I think I might just have this!
The balls in a jar are a really cool concept. It makes it so easy for anyone to whip up a batch of bliss balls or protein balls or whatever you want to call them.
Most balls have a mix of nuts and fruit and coconut and these apricot balls are no different. What I love about them is how visually appealing they are. To be honest I didn’t want to make the balls because the jar looked so good with all the ingredients in it.
All you need to do is add some liquid – in this case coconut oil and rice malt syrup – and blend it all together in a blender. You can blend for as little or as long as you like. If you like chunky balls, a quick blitz will work, for a smoother ball just blend it longer.
Once it’s mixed then just roll into balls and refrigerate until you’re ready to eat them. The mix made 12 golf ball sized balls. They were sweet, apricot-y and coconut-y, which is what you’d expect as the main ingredients are apricots and coconut. The chia seed gives the balls a good amount of protein and the cashews help make it creamy.
Overall, these balls are simple to make. You can even put the balls back into the glass jar once made. And the jar comes with a chalk-board lid and a piece of chalk, which makes it even more valuable as a reusable jar.
If you’re on the Gold Coast you can find Alysha at markets all over the coast, if not have a look at her etsy site.