Green Juice & Energy Balls – Recipe
We’re all guilty of it, you’re rushing to work and want a healthy drink- you grab a shop bought smoothie only to read a long list of unknown ingredients and an embarrassing amount of sugar (oops!).
Healthy eating guru Zoe shared her secret to sugar, dairy and gluten free juices and energy balls. Packed with super foods these tasty treats are not only simple to make but also pack a punch in the vitamin department-enjoy!
For 2 Juices
1 green apple
6 leaves of kale
4 stalks of celery
½ lemon, peeled
1 small piece ginger
Juice all ingredients and add water/ice if needed.
For 16 Energy Balls
10 medjool dates
80g raw almonds
80g raw walnuts
3 tbsp seed mix (sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, pepitas, chia seeds, buckwheat, groats, amaranth)
3 tsp green powder (spirulina, barley grass, wheat grass and chlorella)
3 tbsp pea and brown rice protein powder (Isowhey Organic)
Combine all the nuts and powders in a food processor or high speed blender to pulse until broken down, then pour into a large mixing bowl.
Blend the dates and mix into bowl, along with seeds. If the mixture is a little dry, add a few drops of water until it is sticky but firm. Take tablespoons of the mixture into hands and roll into ball shapes, refrigerate and keep for up to 3 weeks, or in the freezer for a grab and go snack.
It is always important to treat yourself and your body, common ways are through yoga, meditation and food. These energy balls are a way of having a little treat, knowing that they are clean, convenient, tastier, and healthier than any processed food or chocolate bar. The mix of the natural sugars in the medjool dates and the protein from the pea and brown rice isolate powder create a wonderful mix of delight and nutrition. There are so many protein powder choices out there but we love Isowhey because it’s organic, vegan, easy to cook with and has a natural flavour.
Greens supplements are veggies, fruits, algaes and/or grasses that have been compacted and distilled into powdered form. They typically contain an assortment of nutrient rich foods like barley grass, wheat grass, spirulina, chlorella, alfalfa, herbs, vegetables, legumes, and fruits. Greens powders can help with a diet that is low in fruits and vegetables, although we still recommend at least 5 servings of fruit and veg a day! The powder works well in this recipe, plus can be used in smoothies and juices too.
Tried any of Zoe’s recipes? We’d love to hear how you got on…