Lemon and Turmeric Energy Balls

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I’m still going to the gym and so I make a new batch of energy balls every week. These ones are particularly good. I know turmeric is a ‘thing’ right now, but if it even has half the benefits it’s supposed to have, I’m in! I’ve adapted the original recipe (see link below) to make them much more ‘lemony’ by doubling the amount of zest and adding an extra tablespoon of lemon juice.  http://www.natalieshealth.com/2017/02/lemon-turmeric-energy-balls/

So now that I’ve perfected the recipe, I’ll just have to try not eat them all at once and still remember to go to the gym.

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Ingredients

12 Medjool dates

 90g Oats

 70g almonds

 1 tablespoon chia seeds

 5 tablespoons lemon juice

2 teaspoons lemon zest

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

50g shredded coconut for dusting

Instructions

  • Remove the pits from dates and soak them in hot water for several minutes. When the dates are softened, drain them and place in food processor. Save the water.
  • Add the other ingredients to a food processor and blend until mixture turns into a dough-like consistency. Add 1 tablespoon of the reserved soaking water if the mixture seems too dry.
  • With a small spoon, scoop the mixture and roll into balls. Roll the balls in shredded coconut.
  • Store energy balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator, they will keep for at least a week.

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