Recipe: Healthy Energy Boost – Zoom Balls

April 28, 2010 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

Categories: Nutrition, Recipes

Need a tasty pick-me-up once in a while?  Theses Zoom Balls are yummy and packed with nutritional goodness.  Ginseng powder and guarana powder can both be purchased online from Mountain Rose Herbs.  Royal jelly and bee pollen can be purchased at Whole Foods.

 Zoom Balls
Adapted from a recipe by Rosemary Gladstar

Base

½ cup honey
½ cup nut or seed butter (almond, sesame, peanut, etc.)
1-2 tbsp ginseng powder

Optional Ingredients

½-1 tbsp guarana powder
1-2 tbsp royal jelly
1-2 tbsp bee pollen

Optional Toppings

Flaked coconut
Chopped nuts
Mini-chocolate chips

Mix honey and nut butter together.
Add ginseng and any other optional ingredients to honey-nut butter mixture and mix well.
Roll into balls 1/2 to 1-inch in diameter, or press into bars.
Roll balls in any optional topping you desire, or press into top of bars.

These balls can be made as potent as you like by altering the amount of ginseng and other ingredients you add.  Experiment…just not too close to bed time!

Cautions:

1.   People with diabetes should be careful with ginseng because it can affect blood sugar levels.
2.  Guarana has a similar effect as caffeine.  If you are sensitive to caffeine, you may not want to add it.
3.  Bee products may elicit the same allergic reaction as a bee sting.

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