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Turmeric Lemon Ginger Protein Balls
These little snack balls have a surprisingly sweet + savory + slightly peppery flavor that’s really super tasty!
The protein powder will keep you feeling full and satisfied, while the applesauce adds sweetness without loading up on too much sugar making them a great snack option between meals.
No-bake Turmeric Ginger Protein energy-packed balls are completely gluten-free and provide a variety health benefits.
Turmeric has been used for thousands of years, and still plays an important role in traditional cultures throughout the Eastern world.
High-quality pure ground turmeric is known to contain some manganese, iron, vitamin B and smaller amounts of potassium, copper and fiber.
Ginger is thought to aid in digestion and an ingredient that we try to incorporate in some way every single day at my house. It’s also commonly said that ginger may reduce nausea during pregnancy. Ginger may help to lessen pain such as headache and joint pain, so if this is something you’re suffering with then you may want to look into the benefits of ginger and try using it more often.
How To Make Oat Flour:
Oat flour is the simplest flour to make at home, using whole rolled oats (old fashioned gluten-free oats) and your high-speed blender or food processor.
2 cups of whole rolled oats equal about a cup of oat flour, or maybe a bit more, depending on how finely you grind it.
You may have to stop your machine and move the flour around with a spoon.
Process for at least 1 minute. You want your flour to be as finely and uniformly ground as possible.
Makes about 16 balls, or about 8 servings
- 1 1/2 cups gluten-free oat flour
- 1/3 cup vanilla protein powder
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp ginger powder
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp lemon extract
- 1/4 cup raw honey, or pure maple syrup.
In a large mixing bowl, combine your oat flour, protein powder, coconut flour, turmeric, ginger, and cayenne pepper.
Add in the remaining ingredients, stirring well to incorporate.
Take a spoonful of mixture and, using your hands, form into small balls. I often use a small cookie scoop for this step to get them uniform in size.
Keep your protein balls refrigerated for up to 1 week in an airtight container.