Power ball recipes

These recipes are inspired by a worship run by Emily at Alchemist Garden cafe and shop in Amsterdam. It specializes in raw food and healthy living. The following recipes come from my notes from the workshop. I hope you find time to make these and enjoy them as much as I have.
Reminder: these are not a ‘meal replacements’. There are snacks to replace artificially sweet chocolate bars and candy. They contain all natural ingredients and use natural sugar such as honey or dried fruit which contains a natural sweetness. You can switch and swap these dried fruits for ones you refer and equally you can do the same with the spices.

Enjoy playing around, getting literally ‘stuck in’ and sticky and ultimately, I hope you delight in eating these delicious morsels when that energy drop happens.

Recipes from Rosie

1. ‘Women’s cure’ - With the special ingredient of Tumeric, renowned for its benefits to women, these delicious power balls are perfect for women on the go, busy mums and any lady looking for a mid-afternoon treat.
Ingredients and Method
  • Almond butter is the base that we have used for all our power balls but you can substitute this for other butters and or coconut butter, date syrup and so on.   
  • Flaxseed                                     
  • Desiccated coconut
  • Dates
  • Spices: ginger and tumeric (a great combo!).                                          
  • Coatings - adapt to suit your tastes:
    - chilli and cacao dusting
    - desiccated coconut
    - desiccated coconut and cacao

Prepare the ingredients by tearing up the dates into pieces - these are the glue to the power ball. Don’t be worried about getting your hands dirty! That’s all part of the unique experience.
You don’t need to weigh out the ingredients as it’s roughly 1:1 ratio and you can adapt this to your individual tastes and whims, or what you want from your personalized power ball. It’s worth having these ready and to hand, before you start to get all sticky, as well as this prepare your coatings on a dish or plate. Mix the coating spices together ready for the end. Also have your washed and sterilized glass containers prepared to drop in your delights into once they are done.
To make your power balls, find a large metal or glass container. We aim to reduced the environment Impact by limiting our use of water waste and materials that are not going to be used. As a result, we will be using our hands and recyclable materials only during the making of these power balls.
In the container put your base - in this instance it is almond butter. Roughly a hand full. To this add the spices, we have chosen a winning combination of ginger and turmeric, both provide health benefits to women in particular but everyone can enjoy the purifying and balancing nature of these two spices. Mix in as much as you like with your hands or a wooden spoon (bear in mind you can always add more later on). Add a hand full of flaxseed and equally of desiccated coconut. We love the chewy, tasty texture coconut adds to these power balls matched against the small bite of the flaxseed. Mix well. Next add the dates. Start with one handful but as you’re mixing, if you feel that you need more to glue the mixture together and as appropriate.
Taste it. Is there enough of what you like? This is the time to adjust the spices suitable to your palate. When you are happy with the magical mix, begin to create your balls. Pinch some into the palm of your hand and roll. If everything is mixed well and you’ve got enough dates you should the mixture holds well together. Place these on a board the side ready to roll in our coating. Once they really all rolled out, roll them in the coating and pop in the prepared jar. You might want to mix it up? Or you just love that chilli cacao mix? Once they are all rolled and coated and stored in the jar, put any leftovers in a spare jar - you can use these next time. There’s no such thing as waste with power balls!  
And then all that’s left to do is rinse your hands, the metal container, dish and wooden utensil - oh so simple.

2. Malaysian Magic

Inspired by Malaysia, this power ball is a fusion of flavors. A desert style for a sweeter palate with a fiery kick.

Ingredients and Method
Almond butter is the base that we have used for all our power balls but you can substitute this for other butters and or coconut butter, date syrup and so on.    Prepare the ingredients by tearing up the dates into pieces - these are the glue to the power ball. Don’t be worried about getting your hands dirty! That’s all part of the unique experience.
Roughly chopped dried mango                                     
Desiccated coconut.                          
Hemp powder                                    
Cacao powder
Dates                                                     
Date syrup
Spices: chili powder - to suit tastes:
- chili and cacao powder dusting
- just chilling powder or half rolled    
You don’t need to weigh out the ingredients as it’s roughly 1:1 ratio and you can adapt this to your individual tastes and whims, or what you want from your personalized power ball. It’s worth having these ready, before you start to get all sticky, prepare your coatings on a dish or plate. Mix the coating spices together ready for the end. Also have your washed and sterilized glass containers prepared to drop in your delights into once they are done.
To make your power ball, find a large metal or glass container. We aim to reduced the environment Impact by limiting our use of water waste and materials that are not going to be used. As a result, we will be using our hands and recyclable materials only during the making of these power balls.
In the container put your base - in this instance it is almond butter. Roughly a handful. To this add the chopped mango, cacao powder and dedicated coconut. Mix well! Use a figure of either to really blend these ingredients which are still quite dry.
Add the dates - this is your glue. Mix again thoroughly to start to blend the ingredients together.
Mix in as many dates as you like - or you might want to add some date syrup if you don’t want to change the volume of dates but need to increase the stickiness - with your hands or a wooden spoon.
Taste it. Is there enough of what you like? When you are happy with your Malaysian power ball mix, begin to create your balls. Pinch some into the palm of your hand and roll. If everything is mixed well and you’ve got enough dates you should the mixture holds well together. Place these on a board the side ready to roll in our coating. Once they really all rolled out, roll them in the coating and pop in the prepared jar. You might want to mix it up? Or you just love that chilli cacao mix? Once they are all rolled and coated and stored in the jar, put any leftovers in a spare jar - you can use these next time. There’s no such thing as waste with power balls!  
And then all that’s left to do is rinse your hands, the metal container, dish and wooden utensil - oh so simple. And then enjoy: morning, day and night. You could store some in a smaller jar that fits in your bag for when you’re on the go, need a fiery kick? Or maybe you have just been for a workout and need a quick boost? Chili is known as having many natural health benefits such as lowering heart risk factors and containing antioxidants.

Power ball recipe 3 - A littl’ bit o’ summin’

These tasty morsels are bursting with sweetness and spice and all things nice.

Ingredients and Method
Almond butter is the base that we have used for all our power balls but you can substitute this for other butters and or coconut butter, date syrup and so on.    Prepare the ingredients by tearing up the dates into pieces - these are the glue to the power ball. Don’t be worried about getting your hands dirty! That’s all part of the unique experience.
Honey                                            
Hazelnut (ground/praline mix)
Dates                                            
Sunflower seeds                                    
Salt
Spices: ginger and cinnamon (a great combo!).                                         
Coating - we found that ground ginger was the best coating to complement the flavors.   

You don’t need to weigh out the ingredients as it’s roughly 1:1 ratio and you can adapt this to your individual tastes and whims, or what you want from your personalized power ball. It’s worth having these ready, before you start to get all sticky, prepare your coatings on a dish or plate. Mix the coating spices together ready for the end. Also have your washed and sterilized glass containers prepared to drop in your delights into once they are done

To make your power ball, find a large metal or glass container. We aim to reduced the environment Impact by limiting our use of water waste and materials that are not going to be used. As a result, we will be using our hands and recyclable materials only during the making of these power balls.

In the container out your base - in this instance it is almond butter. Roughly a hand full. To this add cinnamon, honey, sunflower seeds, a splash of salt, cranberries and hazelnuts. Mix well. It probably feels quite dry but don’t worry.
Next add the dates. Start with one handful but as you’re mixing, if you feel that you need more to glue the mixture together and as appropriate.
Taste. Is there enough of what you like? This is the time to add more cinnamon or honey; adjust the ingredients to suit your palate. When you are happy with the magical mix, begin to create your balls. Pinch some into the palm of your hand and roll. If everything is mixed well and you’ve got enough dates you should the mixture holds well together. Place these on a board the side ready to roll in your simple ground ginger coating.
Once they really all rolled out, roll them in the coating and pop in the prepared jar. Put any leftovers in a spare jar - you can use these next time. There’s no such thing as waste with power balls!  
And then all that’s left to do is rinse your hands, the metal container, dish and wooden utensil - oh so simple. And then enjoy: morning, day and night. You might even want to store a few in a smaller jar that fits in your handbag or rucksack for when you’re on the go? I find these tasty ginger ones go really well with a chai tea or on my commute home - the sweet cranberries really lift your mood!

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