Power balls: Superfoods meet Traditional Chinese Medicine

March 25, 2013 — Leave a comment

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What’s more potently healing than Superfoods? It’s when 2 schools of thought unite. Here I’ve combined what we know as incredibly energy giving, life giving Chinese herbs with what we know as Superfoods in western doctrine, although the Superfoods movement have borrowed Goji Berries from the Chinese.

Thanks to my mate @hsand for sharing his delightful creations which inspired this hybrid:

Makes 12 walnut sized balls or 24 smaller balls.

120g walnuts or any nut for that matter (almonds are always good) ground into coarse breadcrumb consistency
3 heaped tsps Dutch cocoa
3 heaped tsp protein powder
3 heaped tsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
100g goji berries*
80 g red dates (pips removed)*
2 tsp soaking water
Coating: black and white sesame seeds, ground cacao nibs
*soaked together in boiling water for 5 minutes, then whizzed to make a rough paste

Put all ingredients bar the coating in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Using a tablespoon measure (larger balls), measure out even sized portions, rolling into shape and coating as you go (the warmed coconut oil from you hands will help coating stick better than if you roll them first, then coat).

Store in fridge, making sure they’re not cold when you eat to protect your spleen.

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