what yogis eat: superfood power ball snacks
posted: April 12, 2014
Need a little pick me up? Look no further than Chef Teresa Cutter‘s Superfood Power Balls. Packed with all that good stuff like goji berries, chia seeds, coconut and cinnamon, Teresa’s power balls are the perfect treat. This recipe is great for something delicious and nutritious to eat on the go. We know what we’ll be packing in our bag to Wanderlust—post-yoga snacks all round! Over to Teresa…
“These protein packed power balls are a great source of complete protein that contain all the essential amino acids needed for repair and for a healthy immune system. They’re also a good source of vitamin E and minerals from the almonds and fresh dates,” Teresa says. “The cinnamon adds a lovely flavour and also helps stabilize blood sugar levels. Berries are loaded with antioxidants plus polyphenols to protect against disease and inflammation and promote optimum health and vitality. Chia is a delicious source of omega 3 EFA’s (essential fatty acids, which are essential for good health. Health benefits of omega 3 include helping to lower cholesterol levels, reduce high blood pressure, improves symptoms of arthritis, improves mental health as the brain is 60 per cent fat and needs omega 3 to function properly.”
TERESA CUTTER’S SUPERFOOD POWER BALLS
1 1/3 cups (330g) raw whole almonds
1/4 cup (60g) organic pea protein
16 fresh dates, pitted
3 tbs cacao powder
2 tsp Healthy Chef Organic Superfood
1 tbs Chia Seeds
1 tsp vanilla extract or paste
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
coconut, goji berry, cacao nibs for rolling
Throw almonds into the food processor with cinnamon, protein powder, Chia and cacao powder then process until the mix looks crumbly. Add dates and vanilla extract then process again until the mix starts to come together. Add a splash of water if you need to so that mixture is soft and forms a soft ball. Form into 14 decent sized balls. Roll in your choice of goji berries, coconut or cacao nibs. Store in the fridge for up to four weeks.
Looking for more of Teresa’s awesome recipes? Head to The Healthy Chef for some major food inspiration.