Snack attack!! It happens to the best of us.
I will never get tired of saying this, the best way to keep your life and diet healthy and stay on track, is always to think ahead and to have a plan. You want to be ready when those snack attacks happen, when you feel stress or anxious and ‘need’ a bite. You want to make sure you reach for the right things, don’t you?
These Tangerine Ginger balls will be your best friends when those snack attack moments come your way!! They are perfect for post workout or ‘on to go’ snack. They are super easy to make, although you will need a food processor, and keep wonderfully in an airtight container in the fridge for a couple of weeks.
They are delicious without coating them, but for a more luxury treat you could coat them in cacao powder or in shredded coconut.
I made these pretty balls for an Brunch event I organized with my beautiful friend Gema and they were a total success. I used tangering and ginger essential oil to flavour them since the theme was cooking with essential oils, but you could perfectly use tangerine zest and ground ginger.
And because is Christmas and cookie boxes are everywhere, this tangerine and ginger wonder balls would look amazing as Christmas present 🙂
I hope you all enjoy these as much as I do!! Oh and if you upload a photo be sure to tag @healthyforkful, I’d love to see your creations!
- 32 dates pitted
- 60 grams quick oats
- 40 grams sunflower seeds
- 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 30 grams coconut flour
- 12 drops Tangerine Essential Oil (Young Living) (or 1 teaspoon of tangerine zest)
- 1 drop Ginger Essential Oil (Young Living) (1/4 teaspoon ground ginger)
Process sunflower seeds in a food processor until they turn tiny breadcrums. Remove and reserve.
Add dates to the food processor and process until they form a thick paste. Add in oats, sunflower seeds, cocoa powder, coconut flour and essential oils (or zest and ground ginger).
Roll dough into bite sized balls.
Roll balls in cocoa (optional) and store in an airtight container.