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Lemon Ginger Energy Balls

Lemon Ginger Energy Balls

Gina
These healthy Lemon Ginger Energy Balls with Tumeric are the perfect little energy bites with the bonus of helping combat the effects of nausea when going through chemo or morning sickness during pregnancy. Their soothing slightly sweet lemony ginger taste is packed with protein which makes them a perfect light healthy snack for everyone.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 14
Calories 77 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cup oatmeal Quick-cooking
  • 1/2 cup cashews Only use raw
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter No sugars added
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup Only use real maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon stevia 100% stevia with no fillers - Optional
  • 2 lemons Medium size, zest from 2 lemons divided in half
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice Fresh squeezed
  • 2 teaspoons ginger Fresh finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon tumeric
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract not imitation
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • First, add the oats to your food processor and process until a fine flour forms. Toss in the raw cashews and pulse until finely ground as well.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients except for half of the lemon zest to the bowl of the food processor and pulse until a thick, uniform dough forms. This will take about a minute or two. You might need to stop and scrape the sides of the bowl once or twice.
  • A simple way to make the ball shapes is to use a small cookie scoop to measure out each ball. Then roll the dough-like ball in between your hands until it forms an even ball. Roll each ball in the other half of the lemon zest to coat lightly.

Notes

  • Oatmeal - be sure to use quick-cooking
  • Cashews - make sure you use raw cashews and not toasted. Raw gives you a creamy smooth texture that helps hold the balls together.
  • Peanut butter - Buy a good quality, no sugars added brand of peanut butter. It might be a bit oily, I just pour off the extra oil and stir well when I first open the jar.
  • Maple syrup - Don't buy the fake kind, only real maple syrup will do.
  • Stevia - I use Pyure Stevia because it does not have additives such as erythritol.
  • Lemon zest - Wash your lemon skin really well before you zest it, this adds an extra layer of lemon flavor
  • Lemon juice - Don't use the bottled kind, only fresh-squeezed
  • Ginger - For a healthy zippy flavor only use freshly grated not powder
  • Turmeric - Be sure and buy a quality product for the best anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Vanilla extract - Use real, not imitation.
  • Salt - Just a pinch to draw out flavors.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ballCalories: 77kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 60mgPotassium: 106mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 4IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
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