Energy Balls are incredible. So many varieties, many flavors and oh so convenient. However, when fall hits I want something that is healthy, immune boosting and has a warm spice! These Apple Turmeric Spice Energy Balls are the perfect fix.
There are 100’s of flavors of energy balls out there. I am not here to sale you that these are the best because I feel it is hard to go wrong with any energy balls.
The benefits of energy balls
- They are filled with protein
- They are filled with fiber
- Most have vitamins
- Most of them have minerals
- They boost mood
- They help you feel full
This is only to name a few. Depending on the ingredients you put in will determine how healthy and beneficial they are. Want to know all the ways you can make energy balls click here!
Why do mom’s love energy balls? I will give you just a few reasons
- They are a healthy treat without your kids knowing
- They can be prepped and made within 30 minutes
- They can be made in large batched or small batched
- They are a boost for busy mom’s in the middle of the day
- They are a great grab and go breakfast
- They are perfect for school lunches
- They are perfect purse snack
- You kids will beg you to have more
There are no cook energy balls, baked energy balls, and partially cooked energy balls. These Apple Turmeric Spice Energy Balls are partially cooked energy balls.
One thing I found with energy balls with fresh fruit is if you saute the fruit in the spiced and allow them to cool before adding them to the ball mixture two things happen. One the fruit doesn’t brown and looks yuck, let’s face it, folks, we eat with our eyes first. Second, the fruit doesn’t get all leathery while the balls get soggy. Instead, all the juices are extracted when you saute the fruit and they are evenly mixed into the mixture.
The trick is to saute the fruit just until it is soft then add sugar (optional) and mix until it is fully dissolved and incorporated then mash the fruit a bit so it is like a chunky “apple sauce” texture. From there you want it to completely cool. Remember that you will be rolling the balls with you hands, therefore you want his mixture cool.
From there it is like making any other energy ball. Place all ingredients in the bowl, combine, and then roll.
For these Apple Turmeric Spice Energy Balls, I also added some extra healthy bits that are optional. These can be added to any energy balls or smoothy.
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Apple Turmeric Spice Energy Balls
- 1 apple Cored, peeled, and diced
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp brown sugar firmly packed
- 1/8 tsp chia seeds
- 1 ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ cup steel oats
- 1 tbsp wheatgrass powder
- 1/8 tbsp spirulina powder
- 1/4 tbsp kelp powder
- 2 tbsp honey
- In a large pan saute apples with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, salt, and turmeric in coconut oil until able have softened about 2-3 minutes.
- Once apples are softened add in brown sugar and mix until sugar is completely dissolved
- Smash up the apples to the consistency of chunky apple sauce.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool completely before continuing to the next step.
Making the balls
- Combine oats, chia seeds, wheat grass, spirulina, kelp, fruit mix and honey.
- Take about 1 tablespoons at a time and roll into compact balls