These immune boosting, refined sugar-free turmeric energy balls are rich in fibers and plant-based proteins. It is obvious that I am a huge fan of energy balls. I love the easiness about making them. I love the taste, the looks… I don’t need to mention the benefits and the fact that this is the easiest healthy treat you can make. So, these beauties will always have a special place in my heart and my kitchen.
At the beginning, I have to say something about the recipe of turmeric energy balls. It was created at the moments of craving. I was craving something sweet and I didn’t have all the ingredients for any of the favorite bliss balls recipes, so I improvised. I used from the pantry whatever came to hand, and these beauties were born. Now, from this point, I would skip the banana in the recipe and used peanut butter instead, but I didn’t have PB, so… I love turmeric and I love carob but never ever before have I used them in the same recipe. This is the first time, but definitely not the last. I love the combo, kids say it is a bit spicy for them, but I’ll figure out how to make them love these. At least, I can always dip them in chocolate.
Turmeric is called a super spice and with a good reason. Turmeric is one of the most powerful natural remedies in the world. It also looks gorgeous for its yellow color and beautiful aroma. In the colder winter, months I use turmeric more often, because of its health benefits. It is anti-inflammatory, it increases antioxidant capacity of the body, improves brain function, it is good for the heart… really a lot of benefits.
Carob also has a lot of benefits, and that well known aroma and chocolaty-taste. These are one of the reasons I love it so much. Some of the benefits of the carob are: improved digestion, weight loss aid, it is good for cardiovascular system and since it has less sugar in comparison to chocolate, it is good in diabetes management.
Turmeric Bliss Balls Recipe
Now, let’s move to the recipe. From this amount I made almost 20 balls, but the size was bigger than usual, and 1-2 is really enough for snack. You can make your own size, of course.
You will need:
- 200 g dates (soaked in hot water about 20 minutes)
- 1 banana (medium size)
- 1 cup of nuts (I used walnuts)
- 1 cup of sunflower seed butter
- 1 cup carob powder
- 2 tablespoons of white chia seeds
- 3 tablespoons of ground turmeric
The method is really simple, as you probably know.
Use all the ingredients, put them in your food processor and mix it. When it is done, make your turmeric energy balls and cover them in what you like. This time, I used coconut shreds and cocoa powder because kids always want to try bliss balls covered in these, but this time it was not the case. Turmeric was too much for them.
Also, you can spread the mass in a bowl, and make energy bars, if you like.
I hope you’ll enjoy the recipe as much as I did.