Sugar-free, Sweet n Spicy, Salted Nutty Maca Balls

Sugar-free, Sweet n Spicy, Salted Nutty Maca Balls

Sugar-free, Sweet n Spicy, Salted Nutty Maca Balls

These yummy, spicy and sweet (but sugar-free) balls are packed full of health supporting goodies, like Turmeric, Maca and Coconut Yoghurt. I usually make this kind of snack with Cacao, but it  keeps me awake a night so I invented these as a sweet evening snack that supports my immune system, my gut health, my brain and heart and helps me sleep. Not bad for such a cute tiny little ball!

Sugar-free, Sweet n Spicy, Salted Nutty Maca Balls recipe

  • 1 tsp Coconut Yoghurt
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1.5 tsp Maca
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 5 drops Stevia
  • 2 T nut/seed butter*
  • Dessicated Coconut for rolling
  • Sea Salt for sprinkling

Mix all ingredients except coconut and salt in a bowl and roll into small balls. Fill a small bowl with dessicated coconut and gently roll the balls into the mix and set aside. When all the balls are rolled, grab some sea salt and sprinkle a little onto the balls. If you can resist eating them all right away, store covered in the fridge (or a cool cupboard).

Sugar-free, Sweet n Spicy, Salted Nutty Maca Balls

Sugar-free, Sweet n Spicy, Salted Nutty Maca Balls

Let’s break down how awesome these Sugar-free, Sweet n Spicy, Salted Nutty Maca Balls really are!

Turmeric benefits

Turmeric is the spice that has the world abuzz at the mo. Mostly because it’s awesome array of health-bossting properties. It’s been said it’s benefits go beyond that on anti-inflammatory drugs, anitdepressants, chemotherapy, pain killers, anti-coagulants, arthiritis meds, IBS meds and steroids. Dr Axe goes into more detail on this here.

Maca benefits

Maca is an adaptogen, which means it supports your whole endocrine system to produce the right amount of hormones you need. It’s awesome for stress,  hormone-balancing and hormonal symptomn soothing, libido, focus, mood-swings and depression. It’s aweosme as a thickener in smoothies and has a caramel like flavour. More on Maca and it’s benefits for women here.

Coconut Yoghurt benefits

Coconut has wonderful health properties including antioxidants, skin-loving amino acids and essential healthy fats that boost energy. It’s pretty high in fibre and is a good source of B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E and the essential minerals iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. Once you’ve ‘yogurted’ it, it’s packed full of essential probiotics that help keep your digestive system functioning and your moods regulated. How to make Coconut Yoghurt?

Nut/Seed butter

Great for protein, reducing bad cholesterol and brain and heart health promoting fats and weight-loss. * I made some ‘butter’ out of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, activated almonds and activated brazil nuts. Word in the street is that peanut butter isn’t so great, so if possible, try and stick to an alternative. Most supermarkets sell Almond butter these days, or if you’ve got the time and excitement, make your own!

 

 

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