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Pumpkin energy bitesThanksgiving is right around the corner and I thought that it would be delectable to whip up a batch of pumpkin energy balls. I have quite the obsession with energy balls and I’m always trying to find new recipes. This amazing brand, Imlak’esh Organics has these Sacha Inchi seeds that are extraordinary.

The best part about Imlak’esh Organics is that they package everything in recyclable glassware. Use “Ridge10” at checkout for 10 percent off your next order. They are one of the only brands that does this with their superfood products! Since you can snack on these seeds like a nut, I thought it would be perfect to mix these seeds into the energy bites like a nut. The seeds are packed with more Omega 3 oils and complete protein than any other nut or seed. Mix these seeds with a little pumpkin spice and some dates and these energy bites will be sure to get your crowd rolling.


Serves: 16 balls

Hands-on time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


Gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, dairy free, soy free


Ingredients

Energy Balls

1 cup Medjool dates, pitted

⅓ cup Pumpkin puree

¼ cup coconut flakes

½ cup Sacha Inchi seeds (you can also use your favorite nut)

1 tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp cloves, ground

¼ tsp nutmeg

1 pinch salt

½ tsp Moon Juice Adaptogens (What are adaptogens?) *optional*

Coconut Sugar Coating

¼ cup coconut sugar

¼ tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice


Directions

  1. Soak dates in warm water for 10 minutes to soften. Drain water. Pit the dates.
  2. Place the Sacha Inchi seeds in the food processor and pulse until finely ground.
  3. Add dates, pumpkin puree, coconut flakes, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and salt, and adaptogens. Pulse until combined.
  4. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. While the dough is refrigerating, make coconut sugar coating by mixing coconut sugar, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice in a small bowl.
  5. Use your hands to roll the dough into small balls then place the pumpkin pie ball in the coconut sugar bowl. Roll to completely coat it.
  6. Serve immediately for best texture. Do not store the balls in an airtight container or else they will get really soggy.
  7. If you want to store them for a longer time, place the balls in the refrigerator uncovered and untouched. They will start to look a little soggy but if they’re left in the refrigerator for a day or two, the coconut sugar will harden on the balls and they will keep for up to two weeks.
  8. Enjoy!


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