These healthy Golden Milk Energy Balls are the ultimate snack! Filled with complex carbohydrates, healthy fats and protein, they're balanced and delicious!
I would be lying if I told you that I wasn't a snacker. Snacking is the name of the game, especially when I'm working from home, so it's important to me that the snacks I have around the house are actually healthy and filling.
I've always been a chip and cracker lover but I realize most of those are fried and aren't adding anything to my diet nutritionally wise. Plus, they're mostly just simple carbs, so they go right through my system and I'm left hungry again an hour later.
Which is precisely why I love having energy balls stashed away in my freezer!
Energy Balls: the Ultimate Snack Food
Energy balls are the perfect anytime snack. They're nutritionally balanced, they're easy to make, you can turn them into a million different flavors (check out my Ultimate Guide to Energy Balls to see), and they're actually filling.
The reason why is that we combine all your macros into each little ball. We've got carbohydrates from the fruit, as well as protein and healthy fats from the nuts and nut butter. When you have a snack with a balance of each of your macros, you're left feeling much more satisfied, your hunger levels are more stable and you don't get a crazy sugar rush/crash later in the later.
And get this: all we need to do is toss everything in the food processor and blend it up!
All the Flavors, All the Time
I've made a ton of different flavors for you before, but these are a bit different for me.
They use fewer dates than some of my other recipes are have a very distinct flavor. These golden milk energy balls taste like a golden milk latte, just in bite-sized form!
Why Golden Milk Energy Balls Rock!
Now, I will be honest and tell you: I am not the biggest turmeric fan. I find it to be rather bitter and very strong, which is why I don't often drink turmeric lattes. I just don't love the taste!
But these I do enjoy. I find the turmeric is mellowed out a bit with the sweetness from the dates, and the mango adds a tropical twist that definitely shines through.
Overall, I'd say these aren't my favorite energy ball recipe (that would have to go to my Turtle Cookie Quinoa Energy Bites – what can I say…I love chocolate!), but they're damn good! Oh, and they're also anti-inflammatory, gluten-free and vegan ????
More Energy Ball Recipes to Try!
Golden Milk Energy Balls
- 1/2 cup Medjool dates about 6
- 1/2 cup dried mango unsweetened
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup cashew butter
- 2 - 3 teaspoons turmeric
- A crack of fresh black pepper
- Add dates and mango into a food processor. Process on high until crumbly.
- Add in the rest of the ingredients and blend again until a dough starts to come together. If that's not happening, stream in water (or maple syrup) one tablespoon at a time until a sticky dough forms.
- Remove the lid and form the mixture into balls.
- Transfer to a plate, enjoy immediately, or for an even better texture, cool in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
22 comments on “Golden Milk Energy Balls”
Could I substitute almond butter for the cashew butter? TIA.
What do you recommend for people who don’t have a food processor? Finely chopping? Blending?
You could try blending, but unfortunately, I’ve only ever tried making energy balls in a food processor!
Do you make your own cashew butter and if so, how? Your help here would be appreciated.
Here’s a guide to making your own nut butter at home! https://www.simplyquinoa.com/ultimate-guide-to-homemade-nut-butter/
Is there a substitute for the dried mango?
You could use more dates, but the color will change!
don”t see any golden milk in the energy balls??
Golden milk is what people call turmeric milk, so when something is labeled with “golden milk” it means it’s going to have turmeric in it 🙂
I looove your recipes and the quality of your posts, thanks so much for sharing❤️
Thank you so much!
Any substitutes for coconut flakes?
Cashews would work!
I can’t see all of the comments so I’m not sure if someone has already asked this, but I have a nut allergy and I’m wondering what the best substitute would be? pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds?
Either of those would work! Maybe sunflower for the color 😉
I wonder if raisins would work?
I think you could try! You might need to rehydrate them slightly though!
Hi. Can I freeze them? Thanks 🙂
My husband has a cashew allergy will almonds work as a substitute?