Turmeric No Bake Energy Bites | Vegan & Low Carb
Turmeric No Bake Energy Bites –Vegan Low Carb Energy Bites!
Make wholesome snacking easier on yourself with these turmeric NO BAKE energy bites! I often catch myself snacking because snacks are just plain FUN to eat! (Am I right or am I right??) The truth is, we need to think about snacking like we think about our healthy meals.
We should be asking ourselves: what FUEL is this snack providing to my body? Luckily, these turmeric no bake energy bites are loaded with wholesome fuel! And, you only need a few main ingredients to make them: cashews, unsweetened coconut shreds, and a bit of maple syrup to hold the mixture together.
Then, just blend them on up with some simple spices and flavorings for a healthy vegan snack that’s ready in minutes! They’re sweet, chewy, and SO easy to make. Plus, you get a nice flavor kick from the ginger and turmeric, and it’s perfectly balanced with the tangy citrus.
And, each of these turmeric no bake energy bites is filled with nutritious, satiating fats from the cashews and coconut shreds. They’ll give you an energizing boost, and it’s a rare kind of snack that will ACTUALLY fill you up.
Turmeric No Bake Energy Bites, with Serious Anti-Inflammatory Benefits
The naturally vibrant, golden color of these no bake snack bites comes from the turmeric, a tasty spice that’s native to India and Southeast Asia. And, it’s SO trendy lately, so you’ve probably seen the name buzzing around the internet.
That’s because turmeric contains curcumin, a free-radical fighting antioxidant and one of THE MOST powerful anti-inflammatory compounds in the world! Some research studies examining curcumin have found that it can reduce inflammatory markers in the body and even help relieve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
There’s also evidence to suggest it can help slow cognitive decline as we age and prevent heart disease!
But, That’s Not All…
On top of the turmeric, these no bake energy bites pack a double anti-inflammatory whammy because they also contain ground ginger. It’s known for its zesty hint of spice and immune boosting effects. But, ginger also contains gingerols—another incredible antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial compound!
Scientific studies looking at ginger have found similar benefits to those of turmeric: reduced inflammation, relief from arthritis pain, and even a lowered risk of cancer.
Of course, studies on spices like ginger and turmeric are looking at specific extracts, or supplements with very high doses of these antioxidant compounds. But, any way that you can fit more turmeric and ginger into your diet is a smart move!
These turmeric no bake energy bites are unbelievably simple to prepare and so yummy—you’ll have no problem making them again and again! (More likely, it’ll be harder to stop chowing down on them…)
Turmeric No Bake Energy Bites
- 1½ cups coconut shreds
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 3 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp turmeric
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp salt
- Add coconut shreds to a food processor and blend until it gets oily.
- Add remaining ingredients and blend until cashews are broken into a meal.
- Press mixture into balls with hands. The dough won’t roll—it’s best to press it together. I used a 2-teaspoon cookie scoop to portion my snack bites!
- Let set in the fridge for a few hours.
- Yields ~30 turmeric no bake energy bites.