Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls

Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls full of beautiful citrus aroma enriched with healing spice – TURMERIC, and superfood – CHIA SEEDS. These immune boosting, refined sugar-free energy balls are rich in fibers and plant-based proteins. Perfect for everyday snacking.

Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls full of beautiful citrus aroma enriched with healing spice - TURMERIC, and superfood - CHIA SEEDS. These immune boosting, refined sugar-free energy balls are rich in fibers and plant-based proteins. Perfect for everyday snacking. #vegan #glutenfree #healthy #turmeric #chia #lowcarb #nosugar #sugarfree #raw #nobake #balls | www.natalieshealth.com

I’m totally obsessed with turmeric. Like TOTALLY! People call turmeric a SUPER SPICE, with a pretty good reason. Turmeric IS one of the most powerful natural remedies in the world. AND it’s gorgeous, yellow and beautifully aromatic… AND I absolutely love it! Of course in the colder winter months, like now, I use turmeric more often, because of its health benefits.

I enhance almost all my meals with this super healthy spice. I put it in my scrambled eggs in the morning, in soups and stews of course, and even in my smoothies. My husband is joking, telling if I could eat turmeric with a spoon, I probably would. And somewhat and right. Like I said, I’m obsessed!

The reasons why I’m SO obsessed with turmeric lately is because of the cold and flu season that’s started to happen around us. Honestly, I’m not such a fan of antibiotics or any pills as a matter of fact. I believe we can prevent many diseases just by eating right and healthy food, and why not giving natural remedies a chance to protect us. Right?!

I must say we are doing quite well… my family I mean. My kid had some sore throat last week, but after a double dose of vegetable stew with turmeric, chamomile tea with ginger and honey, and of course the-one-and-only-mother love, we were able to repel a troublesome sore throat. We VS flu – 1:0!

So last week I decided to make these Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls because everyone in the house loves it. And we can’t get enough lemon and turmeric in our bodies these days for immune boosting. Energy balls are really great for the quick energy boost, but also they are very nutritious and healthy snack that will satisfy your hunger and cravings for sweets, without unnecessary calories.

To make Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls I used almonds rich in healthy fats and oats that are high in dietary fibers and contain a beta-glucan, substance that activates immune cells in our bodies, thus protecting us from the diseases. Both almonds and oats are also very good source of plant-based proteins, and they both contain essential minerals, like manganese, copper, phosphorus and magnesium.

To sweeten my Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls I used Medjool dates, so these energy balls don’t contain any added or refined sugars. I enriched these energy balls further with chia seeds full of plant-based proteins and dietary fibers.

These Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls are …

  • made with only 7 simple ingredients in less than 10 minutes,
  • full of high-quality dietary fibers that promotes good digestion and weight loss,
  • rich in plant-based proteins,
  • full of healthy fats that contribute to our energy levels,
  • excellent post-workout snack,
  • refined sugar-free,
  • enriched with immune boosting spice – TURMERIC,
  • good for immunity,
  • gluten-free and vegan,
  • low in calories and very nutritious.

Last week I bought some organic lemons that aren’t treated with any chemicals. I’ve used some of these lemons for making my famous all time favorite Raspberry Lemon Cake, and the rest I decided to use for making these amazing Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls. The addition of fresh lemon juice and lemon zest enriched these energy balls with the beautiful fresh, citrus aroma. They turned out to be like the little ray of sunshine on a cold winter days.

These Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls are packed with healthy, high-quality dietary fibers, healthy fats, and plant-based proteins. Also, they are vegan, refined sugar-free AND gluten-free. Just perfect!

And now I’ll leave you to enjoy in these mini zesty lemon bomblets.

Enjoy!

Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls full of beautiful citrus aroma enriched with healing spice - TURMERIC, and superfood - CHIA SEEDS. These immune boosting, refined sugar-free energy balls are rich in fibers and plant-based proteins. Perfect for everyday snacking. #vegan #glutenfree #healthy #turmeric #chia #lowcarb #nosugar #sugarfree #raw #nobake #balls | www.natalieshealth.com
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Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls

Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls full of beautiful citrus aroma enriched with healing spice - TURMERIC, and superfood - CHIA SEEDS. These immune boosting, refined sugar-free energy balls are rich in fibers and plant-based proteins. Perfect for everyday snacking. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine International
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 balls
Calories 83 kcal
Author Natalie

Ingredients

  • 12 Medjool dates
  • 1 cup rolled oats gluten free
  • ½ cup almonds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder ground
  • ½ cup shredded coconut for dusting

Instructions

  1. Remove the pits from dates and soak them in hot water for several minutes. When the dates are softened, drain them and place in food processor. Save the water.
  2. Add the other ingredients to a food processor and blend until mixture turns into a dough-like consistency. Add 1 tablespoon of water in which you have soaked the dates if the mixture is too dry.
  3. With the small spoon scoop the mixture and roll into balls. Roll the balls in shredded coconut and place on the baking sheet.
  4. Store energy balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator until serving.

Recipe Notes

As a measure I used US cup (240ml). Keep the energy balls frozen up to 3 months in the freezer.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls
Amount Per Serving (1 ball)
Calories 83 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 3mg 0%
Potassium 102mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 8g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 2%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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139 Comments

  1. I love everything lemon. These sound like the perfect afternoon “pick me up”. I would even eat these for breakfast. Perfect for hectic mornings.

  2. These energy balls sound so delicious! I’m curious about how the turmeric tastes here, though. They certainly give the balls a beautiful colour!

  3. We have been using Turmeric often recently when we learned how very beneficial it is to one’s health so it’s a joy to find a yummy treat filled with it! Hubby and I will totally enjoy this!

  4. YUM! I love anything lemon flavored and I love making energy balls at home. I cannot wait to make these. I’m also loving that they’re rolled in coconut!

  5. I never thought adding turmeric in energy balls, usually make curries with them. You shared a wonderful idea, these are not only healthy energy balls but also with tons of health benefits I am in for tasting few of them.

  6. We use loads of turmeric in Indian cooking and it is one of the first home therapy we use for colds. My boys at first sign of cold come to me for a glass of milk with turmeric, honey and black pepper. Love the energy balls and I especially love the beautiful yellow hue you got from the turmeric.

  7. These sound perfect for a pick me up in the afternoons! I love the combination of tumeric and dates, so good!

  8. I love turmeric, so I am a-okay with the sudden huge turmeric craze, but I will admit to being a little skeptical of all the health benefits. I have no doubt that there are a lot of benefits, but is it really at the quantity we’d get from eating one or two lemon turmeric energy balls? I’m a scientist in the drug discovery pipeline for cancer research working with natural products, so I am well aware of the AMAZING healing (and harmful!) products from spices and plants, but most of what we work with require a significant dose. Taking daily capsules full of turmeric – sure! But a little ingested here or there? I’d love to hear more about this if you have some good research. :)

    • I’m sure that taking a full dose may affects your body immediately, BUT I’m more for eating balanced, healthy meals every day and consuming various healing spices daily/weekly in small quantities complementing those meals. I think nutrients accumulate in our bodies and give benefits no matter how low dose actually is. Sure two bites of those turmeric balls won’t heal you BUT it will give you some benefits. But I’m no scientist or anything. That’s only my point of view :)


    • Nutritionfacts.org. Studies show 1/4 tsp daily helps inflammation. You would need 3 energy balls….

  9. I’m absolutely making these. I love having these kinds of snacks on hand for when we need a boost, plus they look DELICIOUS! Gorgeous color (and perfect shape)

  10. I’ve been on the lookout for a new energy ball recipe to back for work and these are calling my name! Love that lemon/turmeric combo ?

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