Energy Balls with Ginger and Mesquite powder from The Vegan Fairies2 min read

For these healthy balls

You will need:

  • 115 gr oat flakes
  • 20 gr mesquite powder
  • 1 ½ tsp ginger powder
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon powder
  • ¾ κ.γ. nutmeg powder
  • ½ tea cup syrup from sugar beets
  • 200 gr medjool dates without pit

 

Instructions:

Add all the ingredients into the mixer till they become a homogenous mixture. Shape the mixture into balls and leave them into the refrigerator for an hour. Sprinkle the balls with mesquite powder and serve.

Thank you  Vegan Fairies for sharing your recipe with us!!

 

For those who do not know:

Mesquite powder is the carob of Americans! It has spicy, sweet, nutty flavour with a hint of caramel and indian coconut but with a low glycemic index (GI 25).

It comes from mature lobe seeds of Mesquite tree, known as algorroba (Prosopis juliflora), a type of wild mimosa that flourish in the South America, that get dried and then grinded into a thin texture flour.

In the deserts of USA, the native populations used  the mesquite seeds in the form of flour or sweetener daily in their diet or making sweet beverages since many years ago. Today mesquite powder is proved as a high nutrient food with a distinct flavour.

Mesquite powder contains good quantities of metals, minerals, bioavailable protein, amino acids, fiber and antioxidants. It boosts the immune system, has anti fungus properties, cleanse the digestive system, helps with headaches and migraines.

Mesquite is gluten free. Its texture and sweetness make it ideal substitute of flour in gluten free recipes of cakes and biscuits.

Moreover it is combined perfectly with cacao and maca. It makes a great addition to cakes, biscuits, pancakes, handmade chocolate bars, smoothies, sauces, dressing, soups, vegetables, also meat or saucepan recipes. It is consumed raw, that is why is a staple ingredient of the raw vegan cookery.

Raw and organic mesquite powder is a perfect way to add flavour and nutrition in every recipe or beverage!

 

Namaste

Irini Katrava

 

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