Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls
Try this recipe out for your next desert or a boost of energy. They’re similar to a lemon bar or lemon tarts with a lot more health benefits! Turmeric is a sneaky spice that helps with inflammation. It decreases cancer risk, supports detoxification, balances out blood sugar and can improve chronic digestive health problems like Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. Lemons are aid in digestion and increase vitamin C levels. Adding lemon water into your daily routine can improve your health in many ways. Pop one of these bites in and enjoy those benefits too!
Serves: 12 bites
Hands-on time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, dairy free
12 pitted Medjool dates
1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
½ cup almonds
1 tablespoon chia seeds
4 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon maca powder *optional*
½ cup shredded coconut for sprinkling
- Remove the pits from the dates. Place the dates into the food processor or blender.
- Add the other ingredients until the mixture is a dough like consistency. Add 1 tablespoon of water if the mixture is too dry.
- Create 1-inch-sized balls and roll them into the coconut.
- Store in the refrigerator until you are ready to enjoy!
*Note: Keep the energy bites in the freezer for up to three months.