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 teacup syrup from sugar beets
- 200 gr Medjool dates without the pit
Add all the ingredients into the mixer until 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.
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For those who do not know:
Mesquite powder is the carob of Americans! It has a spicy, sweet, nutty flavor with a hint of caramel and Indian coconut but with a low glycemic index (GI 25).
It comes from mature lobe seeds of the Mesquite tree, known as Algarrobo (Prosopis juliflora), a type of wild mimosa that flourishes in South America, that gets dried and then ground into a thin texture flour.
In the deserts of the 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 flavor.
Mesquite powder contains good quantities of metals, minerals, bioavailable protein, amino acids, fiber, and antioxidants. It boosts the immune system, has anti-fungus properties, cleanses the digestive system, helps with headaches and migraines.
Mesquite is gluten-free. Its texture and sweetness make it an ideal substitute for 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 it 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!