Energy Ball

Ingredients (serves 12)

200g date
2 tsp ground ginger
50g oat
150 cashew nuts

Nutritionals

Kcal133
Protein (g)3
Carbs (g)19
Fat (g)6
Fibre (g)2
Calcium (%)2
Iron (%)7

Method

  1. Pulse the oats and cashews in a food processor until they form a flour.
  2. Then pit the dates and add them to the food processor along with the ginger.
  3. Blend until everything has mixed together and formed a nice sticky dough. Roll the mixture into 12 equal sized balls and place in the fridge for an hour to set, then store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Ingredient rationale

  • Using spices such as ginger to enhance taste.
  • Nuts are a plant protein and source of Vitamin E which is know to be anti inflammatory, protect the skin and be antioxidant. Nuts are also source of Zinc which is great to fight bacteria.
  • Dried fruits contains Thiamine (B1) which is known to reduce fatigue and reinforce hair, skin, nails, tooth. Dates are a great way to sweeten a dish without adding refined sugar.
  • Oat is a fructo-oligosaccharide food so feeds the beneficial bacteria in our gut (prebiotics).
  • Gingerol, the oily resin from the root present in ginger, acts as a highly potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. Used in traditional asian medicine, it helps preventing among many other things, heart disease, nausea, cancer, diabetes etc.

Recipe inspired by Deliciously Ella

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