Power Packing Your Snacks
I love energy balls – those bite size bits of yumminess that give you a boost when you’re on the go, after a workout, or anytime you need a quick pick-me-up. Adding essential oils is like a one-two punch of power snacking – whether freshening your breath, easing an upset stomach or supporting your immune system.
** Always use therapeutic or food grade essential oils with these or any other recipe you want to try, and be certain that ingesting the oils are safe and recommended.
You can also use essential oils as an alternative to extracts in a recipe, also. Therapeutic or food grade essential oils are pure – no additives, preservatives or alcohols. Be aware that you will need much less oil than you would extract – only a few drops compared to a teaspoon. Begin with one or two drops, and add slowly until desired flavor is achieved.
Here are a few of my favorite essential oil energy ball recipes. They are all raw, vegan, gluten free, grain free, and contain no added sugar – only which naturally occurs in dates. These are so easy to make – only 15 – 20 minutes from start to finish and fun for the kids to help, too! I use DoTerra brand essential oils in all of my recipes.
“Wild Date” Balls
(make these with or without 1 oz. of spiced rum, depending on how wild you want to get!)
1 c. pitted dates
1/2 c. shredded coconut
1T. orange zest
6 -8 drops of Wild Orange essential oil.
1/4 c. ground dry roasted, salted or raw almonds
Combine all ingredients except ground almonds in food processor or Ninja. Process until sticky dough is formed. Form teaspoonfuls into balls. Roll in ground dry roasted, salted almonds (*optional).
1 c. pecans
1/2c . shredded unsweetened coconut
1 c. pitted dates
2T. coconut oil
12/t. sea salt
1/2 t. vanilla
1/2 c. arrowroot powder or tapioca starch
6 -8 drops of therapeutic/ food grade clove essential oil
*optional* 2 T. coconut sugar to roll balls in
In food processor or Ninja, process dates and coconut first. Add the rest of the ingredients and process into a sticky dough. Roll teaspoonfuls of dough into balls. Roll in coconut sugar*