Ginger Energy Balls (Paleo, Vegan)

Hi there!

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!

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

  1. Throw all ingredients into a food processor. Process for 1 – 2 minutes, until everything is well blended.
  2. Roll the mixture in 1″ balls.
  3. Roll in shredded coconut, if desired.
  4. Store in an air tight container at room temperature!

Enjoy!

Have a wonderful day!  I’m probably holding chicken broth and drooling over these Ginger Energy Balls right about now 😉.

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