Gingerbread Energy Balls
Gingerbread cookies are a staple for the holiday season. I thought it would be fun to make a healthier version of this traditional holiday cookie. Ginger is a helpful herb to incorporate into your diet throughout the winter because it is warming. It is used for colds, bronchitis, suppressed menstruation and fevers.
Hands-on time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
1 cup pitted dates
½ cup gluten-free rolled oats
½ cup almonds
1 Tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon Sacha Inchi Protein Powder from Imlakesh (Use “RIDGE10” at checkout for 10 percent off.)
1 teaspoon dried ginger
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
⅛ teaspoon all spice
- Soak the dates in warm water for 10-15 minutes. Drain.
- Pulse dates in a food processor then add the rest of the ingredients. Pulse until it turns into a doughy consistency.
- Refrigerate for 10 minutes then roll into bite-sized balls.
- Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to one week.