Turmeric Maca Powder Cacao Energy Balls

Packed with powerful superfoods, these Turmeric Maca Powder Cacao Energy Balls are simple yet so delicious snack that is both satisfying and good for your health. Nutty and sweet, these little power balls are the perfect energizing, good mood snack.

Turmeric Maca Powder Cacao Energy Balls Vegan Glute-Free Refined Sugar-Free Low-Calorie Snack

By now you probably figured out that I’m pretty obsessed with super spice TURMERIC. I use it whenever and wherever I can. In smoothies, like Orange Persimmon Smoothie, and in soups, like Carrot Ginger Soup or Tomato Apple Soup.

Oh, I looove turmeric infused soups. And you can guess what my fav snack is… Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls. Ok, ok… I love chocolate ones too. Do I need to explain why?! (hint: chocolate!)

Lately, I can add another one superpowered food to my obsession list. It’s MACA POWDER. And oh boy how I’m hooked on maca powder. Like unbelievably!

Turmeric Maca Powder Cacao Energy Balls Vegan Glute-Free Refined Sugar-Free Low-Calorie Snack

I discovered maca root powder like only three months ago. Yeah, yeah, I know. I didn’t realize that something so powerful even exists a few months ago. How didn’t I discovered it before? Well, my only explanation is… I’m a lazy learner.

And WHO KNEW that darn thing is soooo delicious. I mean, look at it, its pale beige color. Let’s be honest here – it’s not a much attractive. Unlike bright yellow turmeric. Am I right?! Someone actually has to convince you to try it.

Well, I’ve tried it … finally, after standing there on my kitchen shelf for a month… and I fell immediately in love. It has a taste almost like caramel with a dash of vanilla and ginger.

Also, it has a deep earthy, root-like, flavor that is truly intriguing. And later I found out it pairs beautifully with my favorite turmeric. Bingo!

Turmeric Maca Powder Cacao Energy Balls Vegan Glute-Free Refined Sugar-Free Low-Calorie Snack

There’s no doubt that maca is super powerful. It is an ancient Peruvian root, and it’s loaded with nutrients – vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids (like 20 different kinds — that’s just about all of them!), and antioxidants. It’s great for balancing hormones, physical and mental energy as well as for overall health and immunity.

I will tell you only this… I use it for a month now, almost every day and I FEEL how it affects my energy levels. I feel so much more energized. I can’t wait to see how it will effect my PMS thou. If it succeeds to balance my hormones, I’ll get a yearly supply of maca powder from my hubby for sure.

Since I fell in love with maca, every day I’m discovering new ways to use it. And since I loveee raw no-bake guilt-free treats, making these Turmeric Maca Powder Cacao Energy Balls was only natural thing to do.

Turmeric Maca Powder Cacao Energy Balls Vegan Glute-Free Refined Sugar-Free Low-Calorie Snack

Turmeric Maca Powder Cacao Energy Balls are a nutrient-dense blend of nuts, dried fruit, as well as four natures greatest most powerful superfoods – Maca powder, raw cacao powder, turmeric and Ceylon cinnamon. Maca is protein dense and has a wonderful caramel, vanilla flavor.

Combined with antioxidants loaded cacao (raw chocolate) makes a super delicious and energizing snack. Turmeric paired beautifully with maca powder deepening its rooty flavor while cinnamon gave the perfect scent.

I rolled balls in crushed goji berries for the extra immunity boost, but you can basically roll these cuties in anything you like – ground nuts or chia seeds – for the extra protein boost.

Turmeric Maca Powder Cacao Energy Balls Vegan Glute-Free Refined Sugar-Free Low-Calorie Snack

These amazing little energy bomblets are truly one scrumptious treat. Plus they’re amazingly easy to make.

You simply need to give Turmeric Maca Powder Cacao Energy Balls a try. I just know you’ll get hooked on its amazing taste and its soft highly addictive texture.

Balls are naturally sweetened with dates and super low-calorie so feel free to indulge yourself with more than one.


Turmeric Maca Powder Cacao Energy Balls Vegan Glute-Free Refined Sugar-Free Low-Calorie Snack
4.73 from 11 votes

Turmeric Maca Powder Cacao Energy Balls

Turmeric Maca Powder Cacao Energy Balls packed with nutrients, healthy fats and antioxidants. Nutty and deliciously sweet, these power balls are perfect good mood snack. These are vegan, gluten-free, added sugar-free. 

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine International
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 22 balls
Calories 78 kcal
Author Natalie



  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 process until mixture begins to thicken and stick together.
  3. Check texture by pinching a bit between your fingers. It should be sticky and able to keep its shape. If the mixture is too dry, add 1 Tablespoon more water in which you have soaked the dates.
  4. With the teaspoon scoop the mixture and roll into small balls. Roll individual balls in crushed goji berries or ground almonds to coat.

Recipe Notes

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until serving. Keep the energy balls frozen up to 3 months in the freezer. As a measure, I used US cup (240ml).

Nutrition Facts
Turmeric Maca Powder Cacao Energy Balls
Amount Per Serving (1 ball)
Calories 78 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Potassium 159mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 9g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.4%
Vitamin C 0.5%
Calcium 2.7%
Iron 3.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Yum, my two loves to turmeric and maca in one little ball. Sounds like my dream.

  2. These are gorgeous and look like the perfect snack after a workout!

  3. These look delicious and something my whole family would eat!

  4. Love all the goodness packed into these energy balls! Perfect for snack time!

  5. Yummy…looks delicious! I’ll try this recipe

  6. We are back into hiking season now. I was just saying I need to make some “energy food” that we can pack in our bags. These look like a great place to start.

  7. These are amazing, I just made a batch and to me it tastes like a brownie! Love it. Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. Hi Natalie! this looks great! The benefits of both turmeric and maca are amazing!

  9. Susan DeWalt

    I made a batch of these this morning and have had only one problem with them: not eating them all in one sitting. These are really good. I realized, after rolling them into balls, that I’d forgotten the vanilla, but I didn’t miss it. I needed something to do with an abundance of maca, and this is it!

    • I soooo glad you like these little sweet treats Susan. Thank you so much for your feedback and lovely comment. These balls are completely guilt-free that’s why I never stop at just one either heheh ;)

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