Recipe: Golden Milk Energy Balls
My obsession with golden milk has reached new heights. I am trying to make everything into a golden milk recipe, and frankly I’m loving every second.
Honestly golden milk is just chalk full of anti-inflammatory ingredients that are rich in antioxidants that can help boost your immunity and reduce overall inflammation. In particular, turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory properties from its active ingredient, curcumin that fights inflammation at a molecular level which can help your body fight any invaders or repair damage! Curcumin is also an antioxidant that protects your body from free-radicals, so it can help neutralize free radicals that your body can come into contact with; plus it actually boosts the body’s own existing antioxidant enzymes!
I sometimes have a hard time recognizing when I’m hungry; I will often feel grouchy or have a headache before my stomach growls and I actually know that I’m hungry, and by that point I’m probably already not feeling well. So, I usually try to carry around little snacks in my backpack or purse so that I can quickly put something in my belly when I finally know that I’m hungry or when I get some of those hunger triggers.
Energy balls are the perfect little bite size snack to keep in my bag, but they’re SO expensive - I’ve been buying packs of two for $5, which is out of my budget to be buying on the regular. So, I’ve taken my obsession with golden milk and made super quick and easy energy balls to keep with me when I’m out and about. These are so creamy and savory but nicely sweet at the same time. Recipe down below!
½ cup of cashew butter
2 ½ tbsp pure maple syrup (or honey)
2 tbsp hemp seeds
Pinch of salt
¼ cup of coconut flour
1 tbsp homemade golden milk mix by Minimalist Baker (I keep a batch of this in the fridge so I can make golden milk whenever I want!):
4 tbsp turmeric
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground pepper
½ cup of shredded coconut
Just mix all ingredients up in a bowl!
Form 1 tbsp bit size balls
Roll in shredded coconut
Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week