I love experimenting with food and herbs, learning how to combine the two, and make it taste great without killing the properties of the herbs… not to mention making deliciously healthy foods my kids will eat. It can certainly be a challenge, but I’m definitely up for it from time to time!
My most recent recipe experiment came after trying Gaia Herbs function powders, TurmericBoost: Restore and TurmericBoost: Uplift as a part of their #LiveLifeBrighter promotion. (And, before it’s over, enter on the Gaia Herbs Facebook page for your chance to win an amazing prize pack before the contest ends this Friday!) I love the flavor of TurmericBoost so it’s really easy for me to add it to smoothies or milk. It has a spicy vanilla taste and warms you up all over. Just writing about it makes me want some!
Anyway, there are times that I’m not really in the mood for a drink so I wanted to find another way of using it… that and the fact that my kids can be picky about spicy tasting foods so I needed some other options that we’d all love!
After brainstorming and trying a few recipes out, I finally settled on one that is super quick to throw together, requires no heat, and tastes great. Plus, it works well for different diets as you can substitute ingredients easily.
Today I wanna share my recipe for No Bake TurmericBoost Balls with you. Having healthy sweet treats on hand (or ones that can easily be made) is always a good idea, especially if you have a sweet tooth. Not only will it help to curb those junk food cravings, but it will keep you from devouring a whole package of Oreos because you want something sweet! (Not that I’d know what that’s like of course! ;P)
No Bake Turmeric Boost Balls
Makes 10-15 balls
- 1/2 c. almond flour
- 1/3 c. coconut flour
- 1/4 c. softened coconut oil
- 1/4 c. organic sugar (substitute coconut sugar or even xylitol for sugar-free)
- 3 TBSP. ground flax seeds
- 3 TBSP. warm water
- 2 TBSP. arrowroot powder
- 2 TBSP. TurmericBoost Restore or TurmericBoost Uplift
- 2 tsp. raw honey
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp. sea salt
- Mix ground flax seeds and warm water in a small bowl. Let sit until it gels.
- Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl until well combined. Dough should easily form into a ball. If not, add a teaspoon more of honey.
- Roll portions of dough into balls, and they’re ready to eat!
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator and eat within 1 week.
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