What if there was a delicious snack that could help you improve your Vitality, Immunity, and Mood (known collectively in Ayurveda as your “ojas”)?
Well friends, allow me to introduce you to a treat called Ojas Balls. I made them the other day and have been snacking on them all week! Just combine the ingredients, roll into a ball and pop in the fridge to chill until ready to eat.
- 6 large Medjool dates (pitted)
- 6 tbsp almond butter, unsweetened
- 1 tbsp ghee or coconut oil
- 1 handful nuts – choose almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts and slice or chop well
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp cardamom
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp almond extract
- 1/4 cup oats or granola
- pinch of sea salt
To combine in a food processor: chop dates and then add to processor with granola, extracts, spices and nuts. Add & blend ghee/coconut oil and almond butter.
To combine by hand: chop dates and combine with all ingredients into a bowl. Mix by hand until well combined. Add more granola/oats if too wet; add more ghee/coconut oil if too dry.
Roll into 1″ balls by hand. Chill for 1 hr in fridge in a glass container. When you’re ready to eat them, remove from fridge and let stand for 2-5 mins.
If you want to read more about Ojas, here is a quick read and another recipe for a delicious nighttime drink: http://lifespa.com/got-ojas-nourish-your-vitality/