I have a love/ hate relationship with turmeric. I’m OBSESSED with consuming it, yet not pleased at how many unremovable turmeric stains I have on my clothes… But in all honesty, I’m willing to overlook the stains in order to reap the AMAZING benefits of turmeric. Which is obviously why I just had to create an easy on the go snack with this superfood! Therefore, these turmeric date balls were born.
Let’s talk about the coconut butter in these vegan protein balls. It will knock the socks right off of you. Coconut itself is high in fibre and is full of energy-boosting fats! Plus it just tastes so good, and it’s pretty fun to make your own coconut butter. It’s so creamy and life-changing.
Let’s talk turmeric.
I would say my obsession with turmeric is totally necessary. Turmeric reduces inflammation and pain. It has anti-cancer properties, may help to prevent rheumatoid arthritis, and alleviates symptoms associated with inflammatory bowel disease. So all that is pretty dang cool! Gold medal for turmeric!
I even secretly got Ad on board with turmeric, secretly because he didn’t know about it. Let me elaborate. For a while, I would make little mini pizzas for Adam’s lunch. My secret ingredient in them… turmeric. I would sprinkle turmeric in the tomato sauce thinking I was being sneaky by adding extra goodness to his lunch. But he caught on pretty quick and wasn’t too impressed. Geez, I was just trying to nourish his body with this magical spice! Little does he know, I’ve gotten even sneakier and I still do it.
Here are a few reasons why I love these turmeric date balls, so listen up!
- I mentioned my love for turmeric and it’s healing powers. So it just made sense to create a go-to snack to enjoy, knowing there is good stuff going into your body.
- I’m a big fan of quick and easy snacks. These date balls are made in 15 minutes and then have to hang out in the fridge for a little bit after. But the only amount of time you are needed in the kitchen is for 15 minutes. And the end result is snacks for the whole week.
- These energy balls require minimal ingredients. Less than ten ingredients are required (and most of them being spices). Who knew meal prepping for the week could be so easy?!
Basically, if you aren’t already on the turmeric train, you just need to get on it. I’ve even made it easy for you by handing you this recipe. ♥