Turmeric Energy Balls for a healthy on the go snack. With simple ingredients and step by step instructions, this turmeric bliss balls recipe is easy for you to follow and create your own.
So many names to describe the same thing...firstly you might be wondering what the different is between energy balls and bliss balls...but you can rest assure they are the same thing!
If bliss balls are your thing, you might also like this Slow Cooker Granola recipe.
How to Make Turmeric Energy Balls?
A recipe for energy balls (or bliss balls) most often has dates in it, plus some super healthy additional ingredients with a low sugar content. The recipes also usually don't call for additional sugar. I am often going between work and yoga and I like to have a snack in between to tie me over till dinner time, these Turmeric Energy Balls hit that nail on the head and out of the park!
How has the start to your year been? It goes so fast, doesn't it. Mine has been good and whilst I try to avoid drama at all costs, I did find 2 escaping dogs when I was on my walk yesterday that I stopped to help with. It is funny how you can have a plan in mind and something will happen to completely alter that plan and your time. The conclusion was that the 2 dogs had a lovely swim in the creek near my place and were returned in one piece (each) to their owner!
When I lived in Japan, we drank copious amounts of powdered green tea. It is not as popular hear, but 'matcha' can be sort from all good tea selling places. For these turmeric energy balls or turmeric bliss balls, I am sharing the recipe for balls made with turmeric matcha. When you have a look at that, you can choose if you would prefer to use that or regular turmeric.
Trust me, with a batch of these in your fridge, your snacks will be sorted for weeks!
Turmeric Bliss Balls Quick Info:
About the recipe:
- These are PERFECT to keep in the fridge as any time snacks.
- The recipe is VEGAN
- We base the recipe on a combination we know will have a firm texture that won't fall apart as you eat
- There is no egg, dairy or cheese in the recipe
To answer your questions:
- Energy balls do provide you with loads of energy!
- You only need your food processor and hands to make these energy balls
- The recipe has only 5 ingredients!!
- This is a SUPER EASY dish to pull together
Let’s whip up these snacks together…here is how to make our Turmeric Energy Balls with step by step photos.
Don't worry about being too precious with these when they are done. They have ingredients that are unlikely to go off all of a sudden.
You can keep them in a jar on your bench if you like so you are not tempted to open the fridge and see what other snacks are lurking near by!
Turmeric Energy Balls
Turmeric Energy Balls
- 15 medjool dates
- 1 ¼ cups almonds
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- ⅓ cup tahini paste
- ½ tbsp turmeric matcha
- turmeric matcha (optional) to decorate
- poppy seeds (optional) to decorate
Turmeric Energy Balls
- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees F 82.2 degrees C. Line a baking tray with paper.
- Add almonds to baking tray and toast toast for 4 minutes
- Remove pit from dates and discard
- Add almonds to a food processor and blitz to combine
- Add dates and blitz again
- Add tahini and blitz
- Pour in coconut oil and blitz
- Add turmeric matcha and blitz to combine
- Roll into balls
- Coat with poppy seeds or additional turmeric match powder (optional)
- You don't have to toast the nuts, but I think you get an overall better flavour to the energy balls when you do. If you are short on time, you can skip this step.
- These snacks will keep in the fridge for at least 2 weeks and for about 3 months in the freezer
- You can use plain turmeric for these or turmeric match like I did
- The turmeric powder or turmeric matcha powder has a strong bitter, powdery taste, I would not recommend coating all of the energy balls in it or using too much as it will overpower the flavour of them
- If using plain turmeric, the balls will be slightly more yellow, as the turmeric matcha is a combination of powdered green tea and spices so it has a more green than yellow colour
- Nutritional Information: 150 calories per serving with 16 servings from the total recipe listed here (Source: Nutrifox)
A little bit more from me...
My solace is in loving my yoga and am thinking about doing a yoga retreat holiday this year. I enjoyed a few days off work at Christmas but then found that I had a couple of days where I was sitting around. I don't really enjoy spending time like that as I think it is a bit of a waste, so am thinking cooking classes (ohhhh Asian food) and yoga, keeps me a happy and sane individual!! What are your sane, engaging activities?
Shout out if you have questions, I am happy to help!