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No Bake Turmeric Ginger Energy Balls

Hey guys! I’m excited to continue my partnership with New Chapter, maker of organic, whole-food vitamins and supplements, to bring you a new easy and nourishing snack recipe: Turmeric Ginger Energy Balls. These vegan, no bake bites are sweet and nutty with a little kick from fresh ginger, and they’re the perfect way to stay energized and satisfied throughout the afternoon.

Turmeric Ginger Energy Bites - an easy, energizing make-ahead snack to ward off "hangry stress"! via @fannetasticfood

Something I work on often with my AnneTheRD nutrition clients is managing stress, and part of that involves staying on top of hunger. No need to add “hangry” stress on top of regular life/workday stress, right?! Life gets busy, so staying prepared with make-ahead snacks like these balls is key. I have “just in case” snacks in pretty much every single one of my purses, the car, my laptop backpack, and my diaper bags now – you never know when you’ll need them!

Turmeric Ginger Energy Bites - an easy, energizing make-ahead snack to ward off "hangry stress"! via @fannetasticfood

Once you’ve got the hangry stress under control and are consistently eating before you get too hungry, take a look at your more general wellness, in particular overall stress and energy levels. In today’s go-go-go culture, most of us are leading pretty busy, high stress lives, and in addition to getting enough sleep (or as much as you can with a new baby…) and moving your body in a way that feels good for you, it’s important to make sure that you are taking in the nutrients you need for support on a day to day basis as well.

That’s where New Chapter’s Every Woman’s One Daily Multivitamin comes in! Taking a multivitamin (or, in my case right now, a postnatal-specific multivitamin – more on that in this blog post about what my eating is looking like postpartum) is a great way to make sure that you are staying on top of your hunger levels in addition to supporting your body’s more specific nutrient needs. I love that all of New Chapter’s vitamins are made with certified organic veggies and herbs**, and fermented with whole foods, making them easier to digest. That means you can take them on an empty stomach without feeling icky, which is key! Their multivitamins are also Non-GMO Project Verified, certified gluten free, 100% vegetarian, and include no synthetic fillers or added sugar.

Turmeric Ginger Energy Bites - an easy, energizing make-ahead snack to ward off "hangry stress"! via @fannetasticfood

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New Chapter’s Every Woman’s One Daily Multivitamin is made with active women in mind, and focuses on nutrients for energy, stress, immune, heart and bone support.* I love that turmeric and ginger are among the quality ingredients in the multivitamin; in addition to being delicious in recipes like these balls, they are also a power duo for stress relief and general wellness.
I chose to use turmeric in this recipe because it has long been used as an anti-inflammatory ingredient in traditional Indian and Chinese medicine. Considering inflammation is a key factor in many chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and metabolic syndrome, reducing inflammation is a key benefit. Ginger is closely related to turmeric, and it’s another spice that’s been used medicinally for centuries. Ginger is also known for its anti-inflammatory benefits, as well as its ability to reduce nausea – especially pregnancy-related nausea! These energy bites get a subtle kick from fresh ginger, which makes them a tasty snack for anyone, but they would be an especially effective mid-morning snack for my pregnant readers experiencing morning sickness. :)
Turmeric Ginger Energy Bites - an easy, energizing make-ahead snack to ward off "hangry stress"! via @fannetasticfood
In addition to turmeric and ginger, these energy bites are packed with additional nutritious ingredients. The combination of dried fruit, nuts, and flaxseeds provides energizing carbs balanced with filling protein and fat for a snack that boosts your energy without leading to a crash later on. In addition to being filling and energizing, these bites are also super tasty. Apricots and golden raisins bring sweetness and a bit of tartness, so they’re sweet but not too sweet, while almonds and cashews add nutty and buttery flavors. All of that plus the subtle spicy-savoriness of ginger and turmeric = perfection.
Turmeric Ginger Energy Bites - an easy, energizing make-ahead snack to ward off "hangry stress"! via @fannetasticfood
To make these, just whirl everything in a food processor, shape into balls (or bars, if you prefer), and let them sit for at least 15 minutes in the fridge. That’s it – they’re all set for you to grab and go during the week! I find that the spiciness of the ginger tends to mellow out as all of the flavors meld together over several days, so if the kick is a little strong straight out of the food processor, let them sit for a bit and give them another shot! ;)
Turmeric Ginger Energy Bites - an easy, energizing make-ahead snack to ward off "hangry stress"! via @fannetasticfood
Turmeric Ginger Energy Bites - an easy, energizing make-ahead snack to ward off "hangry stress"! via @fannetasticfood
Yields 24 bites     adjust servings

Turmeric Ginger Energy Bites

Prep Time 10 min Prep Time
Cook Time
Total Time 10 mins Total Time

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup roasted, unsalted almonds
  • 2/3 cup roasted, unsalted cashews
  • 2/3 cup dried apricots
  • 2/3 cup golden raisins
  • 3 tablespoons ground flax
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons ground turmeric (or for an extra boost, use New Chapter's Fermented Turmeric Booster Powder* instead of regular ground turmeric)
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until mixture is finely ground and starts to stick together. 
  2. Roll into 24 balls and enjoy immediately or refrigerate until firm.
  3. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

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Recipe Notes

*Link for more info/to order: Fermented Turmeric Booster Powder

Check out my other New Chapter-inspired recipe:

And here are some more healthy and easy no-bake snack recipes:

Thank you to New Chapter for sponsoring this post!

**Certified Organic by International Certification Services, Inc., Medina, ND, USA.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Comments

  1. 1
    Lisa Hawkins Brown says:

    I’m allergic to almonds. What could I use instead to make this recipe?

    Thanks

  2. 3

    These look really yummy. Would raw almonds and cashews work too? Just curious.

    I use ginger A LOT in my cooking and have recently started more turmeric. This is a perfect recipe to incorporate in my repertoire. :-)

    Thanks!!!!

  3. 5
    Jane Lennox says:

    How many in one serving?

  4. 7

    These look and sound amazing, Anne! I love the color that turmeric adds to a dish. These bites look so bright and delicious.

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