ANTI-INFLAMMATORY BALLS RECIPE (GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE, EGGLESS, REFINED SUGAR FREE)
Welcome back to another healthy bite recipe with Ms Clean Addict! This time, it's a flavour profile that is not very common in bliss balls, but we don't want to put ourself in a box.
These balls was inspired by a cafe that offers this treat and I fell in love with it instantly with the spices from ginger and turmeric!
This is my own version and if it's healthy, cancer-fighting AND delicious... I HAD to share this with you! #GoodThingsMustShare
I have friends and relatives who are down with cancer and I really really am saddened. There are many factors to it and diet, lifestyle and stress levels can altogether play a huge role.
The main ingredient for this is TURMERIC (seen below the blue ginger). And we need to give a shoutout to this amazing spice.
Turmeric – A Powerful Superfood
Turmeric is also known as Indian saffron, jiang huang, haridra and haldi. It is a spice grown in many Asian countries. It belongs to the ginger family and is a main ingredient of curry powder.
The main active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin or diferuloyl methane. Laboratory studies have shown curcumin has anticancer effects on cancer cells.
A recent study has also tested that it can stop cancer cells from growing when used timely.
Furthermore, if you take Turmeric with black pepper (contains piperine), the compound enhances curcumin absorption in the body by up to 2,000%, combining the spices magnifies their effects! And we add this to this treat to boost the absorption of the anti-cancer properties of turmeric.
These Bites are:
Packed Full of Healthy Fibre
Made only with 7 wholefood ingredients
Low on the Glycemic Index
Turmeric Anti-inflammatory Energy Balls
Yields 70g (about 3 servings)
25g softened dates (pitted and soaked in warm water for 15 mins)
30g fresh turmeric root (washed and scrubbed)
20g dessicated coconut
5g coconut flour or oat flakes
4g galangal, chopped into strips
1 tsp chia seeds
Dash of black pepper (optional but boosts anti-inflammatory properties)
- Place dates and turmeric into a food processor until it becomes a liquid/paste with little chunks.
- Add the coconut ingredients and a pinch of salt. Give it a few pulses and add the galangal.
- Pour the mixture into a bowl and stir in Chia seeds and black pepper (ground).
- Put on some gloves or get down and dirty! Roll the turmeric mixture into balls and garnish with more black pepper or coconut.
- Serve on a plate for a fancy wholesome treat and enjoy!
Storage Recommendations: As these balls are low in fats and sugars and high in water content, it is best eaten fresh.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container, or frozen up to 1 month.
Please try this recipe our and tag us @thecleanaddicts and #CleanAddictsKitchen with your creations. We'd really love to see them!
Sending you Love and Light,
Ms. Clean Addict