Mango Baobab Energy Balls {Raw, GF, Vegan}

Mango Baobab Energy Balls {Raw, GF, Vegan}
December 19, 2016 megsri8
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Hello!! Today I am sharing with you these delicious immunity boosting Mango baobab energy balls. You know what a big fan of energy balls I am. They are simple to make, packed with nutrition, are a get energy booster and a perfect snack! I have already created versions of these energy balls from my favourite Rose-Pistachio energy balls, to my protein packed Chocolate Hemp protein balls and to my decadent yet healthy Ferrero Rocher Chocolate . Keeping in mind the festive cheer of Christmas, I have styled these healthy snacks as Snowmen!

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These Mango Baobab Energy balls are made with two wonderfully healthy ingredients. The first is my favourite superfood, Baobab.  It is comes from the pulp of fruit, grown in Africa and is usually sold as a powder form in health food stores. Baobab is high in Vitamin C and is a great anti-oxidant. It has a high fibre content making a get prebiotic, helping in healthy gut bacteria growth promotion. I find this a great addition to my energy balls to not only provide a healthy addition of Vitamin C, but also good fibre content, source of calcium and magnesium. I have created more recipes using Baobab such as my Gorgeous Tropical Green Smoothie Bowl as well as my Tropical Coconut Raw Cheesecake. Do have a look if you are interested in alternative recipes using baobab powder.

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The other healthy ingredient, is also another of my favourite and is rolled oats. This is the first time I have added rolled oats into my energy balls and I find it another great addition of protein and soluble source of fibre. It adds a delicious flavour and gives some amount of crispness to the energy balls as well.

Other amazing ingredients in these Mango Baobab energy balls are turmeric and ginger powder. These spices are perfect for improving your immunity during the winter and giving these energy balls some heat & flavour. I have used dried mango to add colour and flavour to these energy balls. I find that Baobab goes very well with tropical fruit especially mango. I finally rolled these power packed balls in desiccated coconut not only for flavour but to also enhance the Christmas feel and give a snow effect!

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I really do hope you enjoy making and eating these delicious immunity boosting Mango and Baobab Energy balls. They last easily for a month in fridge. You can increase and decrease the amount of spices added to fine tune it to your preference. I like food packed with a lot of flavour and hence you see the wide range of spices and ingredients in this recipe. What do you think of my festive themed styling??

If you do recreate this recipe then please let me know how it turns out in the comments below. If you share it on Instagram then please do use the tag @meghnas_ and #meghnas so that I can see them as well and re-share them on my account!

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Mango Baobab Energy Balls {Raw, GF, Vegan}
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
balls
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
balls
Ingredients
Mango baobab energy balls 2
Instructions
  1. Soak the dates and dried mango in hot water for 10 minutes. Drain but reserve the water.
  2. In a food processor blitz the almonds, oats and chia seeds till it becomes a rough powder. Set aside.
  3. Blend the soaked dates and mango along with the coconut oil, till it forms a rough paste. Add the almond-oats powdered mixture along with the Baobab powder, turmeric, ginger, black pepper and Protein powder and process in the food processor till it is well combined.
  4. If it seems dry, then slowly add the reserved water from soaking the dates & mango. Add a tablespoon at a time as you do not want to make it too sticky. It is ready when the mix comes together, it has a shine and its sticks together when pinched. It should be neither too wet or too dry. If it has become too sticky then add more oats.
  5. Roll into small balls and dip in desiccated coconut till well coated. Store in the refrigerator or eat immediately.
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