Simple to make and full of flavours these energy balls are great to keep in your bag, lunchbox or for when the kids get home. Use them whenever you need that little bit of natural energy boost but don’t want to load your digestive system. They are moreish though and will patch up energy leaks if you feel you can’t wait for your next meal.
I’m talking to you Vata or certain Pitta types.
DISCO BALLS INGREDIENTS:
Whips up a batch of 15-20 balls
150g Almond powder/almonds finely chopped in a blender
1-2 Tbsp Raw cacao
1-2 Tbsp Maca powder
3 Tbsp Hazelnut butter
1-2 Tbsp Coconut oil, room temperature
3 Tbsp Maple syrup
A few drops of Vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
Dessicated Coconut or Chia seeds
Either put all the ingredients in a salad bowl and use your hands to work them into a paste or use a blender. Adjust the ingredients to get the right level of smooth paste if you need to.
Form little bite-size balls then roll each one into either your desiccated coconut or chia seeds to coat them.
Place the balls in a tray or in a large bowl and into the fridge for at least an hour to firm up. Or the feezer for 20 minutes will do.
All you need to power through.
There are illimited other possibilities with these beauties of course and you can go as exotic with magic mushrooms – the health-food shop type – and power plants.
You can use other choices of nuts such as pistachio, cashew, brazil or pumpkin seeds. Dried fruits are a fabulous nutrient-dense ingredient to add.
For your sticky stuff you can try honey, fruit juice, tahini or other nut butters. You may want to watch the sugar levels of course which are high enough as is.
Spice is a tasty and healthy addition to counteract, such as turmeric, nutmeg or cinnamon. Any sort of superfoods powder from your health-food shop would be a health kick. If you are feeling rundown you can even add an Ayurvedic supplement such as ashwaganda which is adaptogenic, as is maca – which means they will help your body adapt to stressful situations. They are both mood enhancers and help balance the adrenals and your energy levels. Maca is a stimulant however so avoid these treats too close to bedtime.
Cacao is known to be a fabulous channel to enhance adaptogens and plant medicine so great to pair-up with superfoods. Coconut will count as your healthy fat. Win-win.
And did you know you can make savoury balls as part of a meal? Your turn to experiment with textures and flavours, let me know how you get on.
In other news, Boundless Energy Class of Spring 2018 starts at the beginning of April, check out the website for all practicalities and to book on this exciting journey!