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. Humz jabeen

    Hi .. how long do these stay good for in a air tight container? Do they need to be kept in the fridge?

    • Preferably in cold place, not necessary a fridge. They will last up to one week (7-10 days). You can freeze them, up to three months in freezer.


  2. Thank you so much for this delicious recipe. Other than being so easy to make, I love that it includes turmeric. I also like that dates are used, because it gives it the right amount of sweetness, not overly sweet, like honey or maple syrup would make them. The first time I made them, I didn’t realize that I did not have vanilla, so I used half the amount of almond extract. They were still delicious, but now I use vanilla extract. These are a staple in my home. Thanks again and I look forward to more energy ball recipes.

    • Thank you Lana for your lovely comment. I’m so happy to hear you liked this recipe. Enjoy as much as you like – these are healthy and guilt-free.

  3. Hello, in the recipe section it states that it makes 24-balls. Below that section is the nutritional information section. However it does not indicate what a serving size is. How many balls are in a serving?


  4. How many per day ?

  5. Thank you for the recipes and for the info on turmeric. I have scoliosis and I’m always trying to find natural ways to deal with the pain rather than taking over the counter pills. These treats look amazing! I included this link in my turmeric recipes roundup post, thank you so much!

  6. Hi! I’m not really a fan of dates. Wondering if I could substitute golden or regular raisins? If so, how much do you think is needed?
    Thanks for your help! I’m really looking forward to trying these!!

    • You can definitely sub dates for raisins – golden or regular either is ok. Since I’ve never tried making this recipe with raisins I can’t tell you exactly how much would be needed. What dates do, they bond the mixture, making it sticky. So, maybe you can start with a handful of raisins, and then add more if needed. Hope this help.

  7. To benefit most from turmeric is has to be combined with an oil (like a tablespoon of coconut oil in this recipe) en some ground black pepper. I guess that could easily be incorporated in the recipe. Plan to make them for sure!

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