Updated: Jan 7
If there's a recipe that I love creating outside of delicious elixirs it's energy balls!
These things are so simple and delish, and so amazing to have on hand for a quick snack.
Thanks to the fact that they're full of healthy fats and protein, while low in sugar, these Turmeric Spice Energy Balls will keep your blood sugar stable and therefore keep you surprisingly full and satisfied. One or two of these in the afternoon is the perfect bit of energy to keep you focused and keep the hangries (you know, when you're angry because you're hungry) at bay.
I've been totally inspired by our lovely customers who have found so many creative ways to incorporate our elixirs into their everyday lives by not only making tasty hot drinks, but adding them into foods as well! That's where the idea of making a delicious energy ball with our Turmeric Latte blend came from.
I usually default to chocolate flavours when I make energy balls, but this lightly-spiced, turmeric version is such a great alternative. They're quick and easy to make, use only a handful of ingredients, and are the best to stash away in the freezer for tasty and nutritious snacks.
Turmeric Spice Energy Balls
2 cups raw nuts or seeds (see note)
2 large, soft medjool dates, or more to taste (see note)
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon Honest Elixirs Turmeric Latte
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon plant-based milk, as needed (I used coconut cream)
Add all ingredients except the plant-based milk to a food processor and process until well combined and no large pieces remain. If your mixture is fairly dry, add a tiny bit of plant-based milk (start with about a teaspoon), and process again. A dough should form (it may start to turn into a big ball in your processor) and it should easily stick together when pressed in your hands.
Scoop out 1 tablespoon sized amounts and roll into balls. Place on a plate or small baking sheet and pop in the freezer for about half an hour, until set. Transfer the balls to an airtight container and store in the freezer.
Makes 18 balls.
• You can use pretty much any combination of nuts and seeds that you like. I used Brazil nuts and cashews (I find the cashews give a nice smooth texture and slightly sweet flavour) but you could use other nuts or keep it nut free by using coconut flakes and sunflower, pumpkin, or hemp seeds.
• You want nice juicy medjool dates for this recipe. If your dates are a little on the dry side, I'd suggest soaking them in hot water for a couple minutes before using them. Because medjool dates are super sweet, if you're using another variety you may need to use more than 2.