A taste of Mexico with the chilli, lime and yes even chocolatey flavour from the cacao which they actually add to chilli stews in Mexico!
One difference from most energy balls is that I used dried apricots and gojis in this recipe rather than dates & I think I’ve discovered my new fav snack as the apricots are delicious, plus they’re lower in sugar than dates (as are the gojis).
Sooooo many good ingredients are included in these balls and they taste awesome which is why they’re going to be a regular in my kitchen, plus no one else in my family likes spicy food so there’s no risk of them being eaten with the “cat” getting the blame!
Great for when you have the cold as the chilli in these will certainly clear your sinuses and the vitamin C content will keep your immune system in top shape.
|Spicy chocolate mexican bliss balls- so nutritious!
Time to grab the day by the balls….breakfast balls that is!
All the usual ingredients that might go into porridge squished into balls for on the go, busy people who don’t have time to make breakfast, well these beauties can be made in 5mins the night before and taken with you on your work commute. No more feeling hungry going into work, hooray!
These are also perfect for when you need to get out the door for an early morning gym session & need refuelling after it, before work/your day ahead.
|Goji berry, oat, nut butter breakfast balls
This recipe was a happy accident resulting from me throwing a bunch of my favourite ingredients into a food processor and hoping for the best, luckily for me, they taste amazing, seriously, I’m not just saying that, I was really surprised by how good these tasted! The beans and nut butter make them creamy and the crunchy cacao nibs throughout give a cookie dough texture 💕
A major bonus is that they are the perfect pre/post workout snack and sooooo nutritious, there’s so much magnesium, fibre & protein in this recipe & is loaded with anti-inflammatory omega 3 fats due to the chia & hemp.
Per dough ball: 6.6g protein
Healthy protein cookie dough balls
I love baobab (pronounced bay-oh-bab
) and after reading about the #MakeBaobabFamous
attempt, I really wanted to promote it so that African families can get a better income.
Incase you don’t know what baobab is I’ll briefly describe it here.
Baobab is a powdered fruit that grows in Africa which tastes sweet and citrusy. Personally I find it so versatile as I can use it in porridge or smoothies and one of my favourites is mixing it with coconut oil and lemon juice to make a lovely citrusy baobab frosting
The biggest nutritional punch in this fruit is the Vitamin C and antioxidant capacity mainly found in the pulp. Per 10g of baobab (depending on the brand/batch) it has approx. 28-37% of your RDI of vitamin C!!
The leaves and other parts of the fruit contain other nutrients eg. magnesium and calcium but it is mainly the pulp that forms most powders.
I also think it’s a great ingredient that adds depth of flavour to food and increases diet variety, so I encourage anyone to consider consuming organic baobab powder & not to be afraid of it because of its funny name. Remember, the more we demand good, natural products from companies the more the supply will have to increase, making it easier in the future for healthy products to be more readily available, plus you’ll be helping African families get a better income.