Power balls of Goji Goodness, seeds & protein!
These balls are laden with so much goodness & are so easy to make. No baking or special equipment required! These score top marks for nutrients, flavour & balancing your blood sugar levels.
What a superfood! Goji berries are a fantastic source of anti-oxidants (approximately 500 times more vitamin C than an orange & more beta-carotene than carrots!). They are therefore terrific to boost the immune system. (Great for fighting off the winter bugs!). Gojis help protect against degenerative diseases like rheumatoid arthritus, Alzheimer’s, cancer & macular degeneration. They also may improve eyesight & may improve male fertility. Some studies suggest that they help in general wellbeing, calmness & atheletic performance too.
I love goji berries from RealFoodSource as they are plump, sulphur dioxide free (unlike most other brands) and are great value (the cheapest I could find!).
I am an avid fan of flaxseed and add it to many recipes. Packed with omega-3, it is a brilliant anti-inflammatory and essential for a healthy heart by reducing cholesterol levels, reducing unhealthy fats in the blood (by as much as 30%), decreasing the risk of abnormal heartbeats and they might also lower blood pressure. Not bad for a little seed! I use cold milled organic flaxseed and the best one I have found is from Linwoods for freshness, quality and taste.
Preparation time: 25-30 minutes (depending how fast you shape balls!)
Baking time: 0 mins!
35g goji berries
140g rolled oats
20g ground almonds
1 tbsp protein powder
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
4 tbsp honey or agave
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
60g grated carrots
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Soak the goji berries in some water for about 10 mins, drain and set aside. Grate carrot and set aside.
Using a teaspoon and your hands, roll the mixture into bite-sized balls. Store in the fridge for 7-10 days. Lovely with a cup of tea or coffee, the perfect lunch box snack & energy booster.
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