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Turmeric and Date Energy Balls

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If you're a fan of chai spices, then you'll love these no-bake energy balls. Each bite is filled with sweet dates, mango, goji berries, chia seeds, cardamom, and turmeric. The combination is not only delicious, but also promotes inflammation recovery in the body. My preference is to store these in the freezer for an extra chewy bite. Heads up though - the turmeric in these is quite potent and leaves a yellow residue on surfaces. So please be mindful and use a napkin or a plate when eating these.

How To MakeDiet Type: Plant-based

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Shopping List
  • 1 cup dried mango
  • 1 cup cashews (roasted or raw)
  • 1 cup pitted medjool dates, packed
  • 1/2 cup vegan protein powder (Note 1)
  • 1/2 cup brazil nuts, macadamia, and/or almonds
  • 1/4 cup goji berries or golden raisins
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (omit if the nuts are salted)
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper (optional, Note 2)

Instructions
  1. Step 1: If the dates seem dry, soak them in warm water for 30 to 90 minutes until softened. Drain well.
  2. Step 2: Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Blend until the mixture balls up and a thick paste forms, about 3 to 5 minutes (see images for reference). Scrape down the sides with a spatula and rest the processor as needed to avoid overheating.
  3. Step 3: Use your hands to roll the dough into small balls. They will feel very oily and will have a yellow residue. Don't worry, the natural oils come from the chia seeds and the yellow is from the turmeric. Roll the balls on a washable surface and wash your hands after rolling.
  4. Serve: Enjoy chilled, or directly from frozen for that extra chew.

Recipe Notes

Note 1: If you'd rather not use protein powder, you can substitute with 1/2 cup of additional nuts of choice.

Note 2: Black pepper is optional, but the combination of piperine in black pepper and the curcumin in turmeric enhances turmeric's good-for-you absorption in the body. You can learn more here.

Note 3: If scaling up this recipe, I recommend pulsing the fruit and nut mixture in batches. Anything more than a single batch in a food processor will be too much for the machine to handle.

Nutrition

If you're a fan of chai spices, then you'll love these no-bake energy balls. Each bite is filled with sweet dates, mango, goji berries, chia seeds, cardamom, and turmeric. The combination is not only delicious, but also promotes inflammation recovery in the body. My preference is to store these in the freezer for an extra chewy bite. Heads up though - the turmeric in these is quite potent and leaves a yellow residue on surfaces. So please be mindful and use a napkin or a plate when eating these.

How To MakeDiet Type: Paleo

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Freeze For 3-4 months

Best by 2 weeks


Shopping List
  • 1 cup dried mango
  • 1 cup cashews (roasted or raw)
  • 1 cup pitted medjool dates, packed
  • 1/2 cup paleo protein powder (Note 1)
  • 1/2 cup brazil nuts, macadamia, and/or almonds
  • 1/4 cup goji berries or golden raisins
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (omit if the nuts are salted)
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper (optional, Note 2)

Instructions
  1. Step 1: If the dates seem dry, soak them in warm water for 30 to 90 minutes until softened. Drain well.
  2. Step 2: Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Blend until the mixture balls up and a thick paste forms, about 3 to 5 minutes (see images for reference). Scrape down the sides with a spatula and rest the processor as needed to avoid overheating.
  3. Step 3: Use your hands to roll the dough into small balls. They will feel very oily and will have a yellow residue. Don't worry, the natural oils come from the chia seeds and the yellow is from the turmeric. Roll the balls on a washable surface and wash your hands after rolling.
  4. Serve: Enjoy chilled, or directly from frozen for that extra chew.

Recipe Notes

Note 1: If you'd rather not use protein powder, you can substitute with 1/2 cup of additional nuts of choice.

Note 2: Black pepper is optional, but the combination of piperine in black pepper and the curcumin in turmeric enhances turmeric's good-for-you absorption in the body. You can learn more here.

Note 3: If scaling up this recipe, I recommend pulsing the fruit and nut mixture in batches. Anything more than a single batch in a food processor will be too much for the machine to handle.

Nutrition

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Turmeric and Date Energy Balls

PT15M 1 cup dried mango 1 cup cashews (roasted or raw) 1 cup pitted medjool dates, packed 1/2 cup vegan protein powder (Note 1) 1/2 cup brazil nuts, macadamia, and/or almonds 1/4 cup goji berries or golden raisins 1 teaspoon chia seeds 1 teaspoon turmeric powder 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (omit if the nuts are salted) 1/8 teaspoon black pepper (optional, Note 2) Gluten Free Paleo Vegan 16 Servings Ingredients:

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