One of the things really fun about me and Genevieve is how similar and how different we are. We are both High Energy and we both love to fuel ourselves with great food and treats!
Here is a similar recipe but with different twists. Mine is more adaptogenic herb focused while Genevieve’s is perfect for the active family on the go! Genevieve also runs a gluten-free & peanut-free household. If you decide to try one, or both, let us know which you prefer!
Genevieve’s On the Go Energy Balls
1 cup Gluten Free Old-Fashioned oats (GF labeled-or high chance cross-contaminated- I like Bob’s)
1/2 cup almond butter
½ cup ground flax seed
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup honey
1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla
- Mix together in a large mixing bowl
- Roll into 1” balls, store in the fridge.
Susie’s Zoom Adaptogenic Herb Energy Balls
1 cups nut butter, such as cashew or almond
1 cups tahini (drain any excess oil from the top)
3/4 cups honey (more or less according to your taste)
½ oz astragalus powder
½ oz ashwagandha powder
½ oz eleuthero powder
½ oz guarana powder (contains caffeine*)
2 teaspoons of cardamom
2 teaspoons of ginger
½ cup finely chopped walnuts or almonds
4 oz ounces unsweetened shredded coconut, lightly toasted
6 oz dark chocolate chips (the smaller, the better)
¼ cup dried cranberries or goji berries
Unsweetened organic cocoa powder, to thicken
Unsweetened organic cocoa powder, unsweetened coconut flakes, or melted chocolate, for coating the balls
- Combine the nut butter, tahini, and honey in a large bowl and mix until smooth using either a stand mixer with a paddle or your clean hands.
- Stir the herbal powders together in a separate bowl, then add to the nut butter mixture and mix well. Add the chopped nuts, coconut, chocolate chips, and dried cranberries, and mix well; you may need to use your hands. Work in enough unsweetened cocoa powder to thicken the mixture to a dough-like consistency.
- Roll the dough into walnut-size balls.
- Finish the balls with a coating of your choice: shake them in a baggie filled with cocoa powder or coconut, or dip them into melted chocolate. Store the balls in an airtight container lined with wax paper in a cool spot, where they will keep for several weeks.
The suggested dosage is two balls a day.
*Guarana may cause nervousness, sleeplessness, or in rare occasions, rapid heartbeat. Not suitable for children under 18. Simply eliminate from this recipe OR add an equivalent amount of another herb.
Keep in mind that this recipe is just a base. Feel free to add or delete spices as you like