Raw muesli and zesty ginger balls.

July 12, 2016 • Snacks • Views: 798

 

These zesty, raw muesli balls will really satisfy your appetite & are absolutely delicious, as well as being packed full of antioxidants & dietary fibre.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of Medjool dates
  • 1 cup of pecans
  • 1 cup of Almonds
  • ½ cup of raisins
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds

Instructions

Place all the nuts in a food processor and blend until they form a flour. Add the chopped medjool dates & all the other ingredients , until they form a sticky consistency in the food processor.

Use a spoon to measure equal 20 portions. Gentle roll the individual portions in the palm of your hands until you have a smooth round ball. Place your ingredients in a container and store in the fridge. These treats keep for approximately for one week, if left in a container in the fridge, but if you are anything like me you may get through them a lot quicker.

Benefits

Medjool dates are rich in dietary soluble & insoluble fibre which is important in regulation of blood sugar & contains potassium & copper.

They are excellent in providing satiety & curbing cravings & contain manganese & additional anti-oxidants.

Almonds deliver a massive amount of nutrients & fibre, vitamin E, manganese & magnesium. They are also loaded with antioxidants & they are among the healthiest of tree nuts.

Pecans have a delicious, buttery rich flavour & are a rich source monounsaturated fatty acid like oleic acid & also a good source of many phyto-chemicals, vitamin E, & they not only taste amazing, but have plenty of vitamin E which is fantastic at supporting your skin.

Ginger is a great healthy spice & is closely related to turmeric, cardamom & galangar. Ginger has anti-nausea, & anti-inflammatory properties & contains chromium, magnesium & zinc which supports blood circulation.

Flaxseeds are a good source of omega 3 & lignans which are a phytonutrients which have unique fibre-related polyphends & also act as phytoestrogens. They basically help remove excess oestrogens from the body.

Chia seeds are packed with omega 3 & protein & they also are a fantastic source of dietary fibre.

 

These energy balls really support your blood sugar levels when you need a satisfying & healthy snack.

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