Thank you again for all the sweet comments and messages I have been getting, you guys really are amazing. I met with the GI doctor yesterday and they want to proceed with a colonoscopy on Thursday. I am a little bummed, but really trying to stick with the whole ‘listen to the experts’ advice. Since I cannot eat all day today, at least it’s one less day to meal prep? Silver lining?! Maybe?!
This weekend when I started getting some energy back, I decided to experiment in the kitchen with some anti-inflammatory ingredients. A restricted diet does not have to be a bland tasting diet! These Ginger Energy Balls turned out amazingly delicious and they did not upset my stomach!
Ginger – an ingredient many people have heard of, but few seem to know the benefits of!
Here is a quick, Ginger 101 for you:
- Relieves stomach pains such as morning sickness, nausea, colic, and an upset stomach
- Serves as an anti-inflammatory ingredient
- Sometimes used to treat sore muscles or arthritis
- The oil from ginger can also be applied to burns to relieve the pain
- Often used for cooking, flavoring, and fragrances.
This recipe was incredibly easy! I literally just threw all of the ingredients into a food processor and let it do all the work. As a note – you will have to let it run for about 1 – 2 minutes to get everything nice and mixed in.
Store at room temperature or in the fridge! I prefer in the fridge!
With all my kitchen experimenting going on these days, I’ve started labeling new goodies I put in the fridge with a little descriptor to entice my family to grab one!…unfortunately, this came back to haunt me this time because everyone felt guilty touching my ‘anti-inflammatory’ foods. Guess I have to eat them all.
I’ve been on a major Energy Ball quick lately, here is a quick Energy Ball Recipe Roundup for you!
- 2 cups almonds
- 1.5 cups pitted dates
- 2 TBSP honey
- 2 teaspoon minced ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- Shredded coconut (optional)
- Throw all ingredients into a food processor. Process for 1 – 2 minutes, until everything is well blended.
- Roll the mixture in 1″ balls.
- Roll in shredded coconut, if desired.
- Store in an air tight container at room temperature!
Have a wonderful day! I’m probably holding chicken broth and drooling over these Ginger Energy Balls right about now 😉.