ADAPTOGENIC ENERGY BALL
Dr. Shah made these delicious and healthy energy balls for our 100th celebration! It balanced out the chocolates the cookies nicely!
- 25 pitted dates
- 3 tbsp cacao powder
- 4 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut + extra for rolling
- 2 tbsp Botanica chocolate greens**
- 2 tbsp natural factors chia seeds
- 5 tbsp coconut oil
- 3 tsp organic traditions ashwagandha powder
- 2 tsp New Chapter fermented maca powder New Chapter (maca, cardamom, schisandra)**
** Botanica chocolate greens powder and New Chapter fermented maca powder can be found at health food stores such as Amaranth, Community Natural Foods, Planet Organic and, Vitamins First.
Botanica chocolate greens (antioxidants such as quercetin, grape seed, pomegranate, milk thistle, acerola cherry, kelp, grape juice, licorice root; greens/fruits/veggies – strawberry, carrot, spirulina, barley, raspberry, blueberry, cinnamon, broccoli, spinach, parsley, chlorella, acai, goji berry, beet); fibre – flax seeds, apple)
- Pulse all the ingredients in a food processor.
- Roll into small balls.
- Roll balls in coconut flakes to coat.
- Store in fridge as coconut oil will make them soft at room temperature
Dairy-free, Soy-free, Gluten-free, Egg-free. Free of common food sensitivities. Food sensitivities are not the same as allergies and cannot be assessed via a skin scratch test your allergist would perform. Inquire about food sensitivity testing at Ascent Integrative Health.
Ashwagandha and maca have adaptogenic properties which means they support your adrenal axis and help to modulate your cortisol (stress hormone) levels, DHEA, testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone levels. Schisandra can help support the liver too. Supporting your adrenals is critical to prevent energy crashes, disrupted sleep, stress-induced weight gain, menopausal symptoms, low libido, and more. Any kind of stress (emotional, physiological, exercise, etc) can tax your adrenals.
For more individualized advice and treatment recommendations on supporting your adrenal, hormonal, and digestive / liver health, book an appointment with Dr. Shah (Naturopathic Doctor).