We all have had those moments where the day gets away from us and we miss lunch, or when you're feeling a snack but nothing too large, but then not too small either...
Get ready to embark on a deliciously wild journey that will energize your body and excite your taste buds. We have the perfect recipe that combines the power of nature's hidden treasures: nettle and dandelion. Get ready to indulge in our mouthwatering Foothills Naturals Nettle and Dandelion Energy Balls!
These little green powerhouses will not only satisfy your snack cravings but also provide a boost of vitality and wellness.
These small but powerful bites are packed with nutrients and health benefits. Let's get into it:
Nettle powder: Nettle is rich in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as iron, calcium, and antioxidants. It may help reduce inflammation, support healthy immune function, and promote detoxification.
Dandelion Root Powder: Dandelion is a natural diuretic and may help support liver function and digestion. It's also rich in antioxidants and may help reduce inflammation.
Dates: Dates are high in fiber and antioxidants, and may help regulate digestion and blood sugar levels.
Almonds and cashews: These nuts are a good source of protein, healthy fats, and minerals like magnesium and zinc.
Shredded coconut: Coconut is a good source of healthy fats and may help support digestion and brain function.
Chia seeds: Chia seeds are high in fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids, and may help regulate digestion and blood sugar levels.
Honey or maple syrup: These natural sweeteners are a healthier alternative to refined sugar, and may provide a quick source of energy.
This recipe will have you feeling the earthy richness of nettle and dandelion, complemented by the nuttiness of almonds and cashews. You'll also experience the subtle sweetness of dates and the delightful crunch of chia seeds. These energy balls are not only a treat for your taste buds but also a nourishing journey that revitalizes your body and spirit.
NETTLE AND DANDELION ENERGY BALLS
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 1/2 cup raw almonds
- 1/4 cup raw cashews
- 1/4 cup Foothills Naturals Nettle Powder (or Nettle Leaf)
- 1/4 cup Foothills Naturals Dandelion Root
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of seas salt
- Grind Foothills Naturals Nettle and Foothills Naturals Dandelion Root if not already in a powdered form.
- Blend or chop nuts and dates until fine
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix with a spoon
- Once dough-like in consistency, use a smaller spoon or your hands to make bite-sized balls
- Roll outside in a topping of your choice (we suggest shredded coconut or even sesame seeds)
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.
Feel free to adjust the ingredients to better suit your preferences! Energy balls are extremely customizable to include flavours you love, or to adjust consistency.