Author: Lily Mazzarella
Eat your medicine.
These tasty herbal treats are perfect mid-morning and early afternoon pick-me-ups – the times you might be crashing/craving/irritable and tempted to reach for a sugar-y, immune-suppressing snack. Boost your system with medicinal mushrooms and herbal immune tonics instead!
Full of healthy fats, fiber, and protein these superfood balls will keep you fueled without the down slope on the other side. Eat 1-2 per day.
6 ounces almond butter, and/or another nut/seed butter
1/3 cup Radical Immune Powder
2 tablespoon raw local honey or molasses (or to taste)*
2 tablespoon organic cacao powder + extra for dusting (optional)
2 dates, pits removed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup shredded coconut
Blend all ingredients, except coconut, in a food processor, adjusting ratios to form a thick, but workable paste.
Roll into 3/4 inch balls. Roll balls in raw cacao and shredded coconut. Store in a closed container in the refrigerator or freezer.
You can riff on the recipe endlessly, and easily double the recipe, as these store well. The bittersweet Radical Immune Powder blends beautifully with chai spices, turmeric, maca powder, coconut butter or coconut oil, tahini….you name it.
*For a sugar-free version, omit dates and honey/molasses, increase the vanilla, and consider a couple of drops of organic liquid stevia.