Cashew-Ginger and Baobab Energy Balls
Cashew Ginger & Baobab Energy Balls are such a delicious afternoon snack. Slightly spicy, yet zesty, the ginger and baobab is such a perfect flavor pairing. Make a big batch and take a few with you as a healthy and raw snack. Inspired by my recipe exclusively sold at Village Market - 4555 California St, San Francisco.
Hey guys! So a few months back I designed two exclusive recipes for Village Market in San Francisco - Coconut Chia Pudding with Rose Compote and Citrus Granola, and these Orange and Ginger Energy Balls. The energy balls were such hit that they sold out 5 times in the first week!
Since I know many of you don't live in San Francisco but wanted to try the recipe out as well, I thought it would be nice to share the full recipe with you! This way you can make them from home even if you live in another country. So here is the recipe that I designed for Village Market - simple, delicious and only made with a handful of ingredients. The baobab powder is optional and actually isn't used at Village Market. I just love the taste of it, so if you happen to have it lying around, feel free to sprinkle a bit on top. Other than that this is what you'll find at the cafe!
And hey, maybe even wrap up a few of these guys as a mini-thanksgiving present for your friends and family. I know that I'll be in need of a healthy pick-me-up post holiday feast ;)
** So the baobab is pretty essential to this recipe but if you can't find it use the zest of one orange and add it to the batter. Baobab has a zesty/citrus flavor and the orange will help to mimic that.**
Serves: 12-14 balls
Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cool Time: 5 minutes
Ingredients for the Cashew-Ginger-Baobab Energy Balls:
- 17 pitted medjool dates
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tablespoons ginger powder OR 1/2-1 inch fresh grated ginger (depending on how spicy you like it, I like mine spicy with 1 inch)
- 2 tablespoons baobab powder + plus 2 tablespoons to rolls the balls in (or zest of one large orange)
- pinch of sea salt
Place all the ingredients into the food processor and blend until the nuts and dates have broken down and formed a big sticky ball - about 1 minute. Rolls into 1 inch thick balls and roll them into the baobab powder and store in the fridge for up to a few weeks!