Ginger Balls

Quick, easy and delicious, these little power balls will satisfy your sweet tooth and fuel you while on-the-go.


½ cup raw almonds

¼ cup raw pecans

2 tablespoon raw coconut/palm sugar (optional, but rounds out flavor)

slim 1-inch knob fresh ginger, chopped

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8  teaspoon ground nutmeg

pinch sea salt

12 pitted raw dates

Fine coconut flakes (optional)



Place almonds, pecans, coconut sugar (if using), chopped ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt into a food processor and process until coarsely chopped.

Add dates and process until it begins to stick together like dough. Don’t over-process.

Feel free to taste the mixture to make sure it’s to your liking. You can always add more spice!

Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Scoop 1 tablespoon dough into hand and form into ball. (I like to use a mini ice cream scoop for this.)

Place on the wax-lined sheet and flatten into disk. Sprinkle with coconut flakes, if desired.

Chill in fridge for about one hour.

Yields about 12 balls.


Recipe by Andrea Nakayama / Functional Nutrition Alliance

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