Green Power Balls, Tahini Cookie Dough Ice Cream, & Giveaway
Recently I've been making more of an effort to pump up the nutritional value of my meals and snacks. Knowing all that I do about healing foods, this is pretty easy to do but it does take extra awareness when I'm preparing food. In my last post when I asked you what your favourite superfood is, you all had such creative and tasty sounding uses for superfoods (congrats to Sara Brunner, you're the winner)! Isn't it wonderful to live during a time when we have such easy access to medicinal foods and so much knowledge about it?
Today I'm amping up the nutrition in two new recipes, along with a fabulous new giveaway that you're all going to love - I'm hooked on it.
When I discovered Subi several months ago in Vancouver, I pretty much jumped up and down. I'm not kidding. I was SO excited when I tasted and looked at the ingredients in this raw food powder that is ONLY made up of dehydrated veggies, fruits and super foods. I have to say that Subi is the most smooth, neutral tasting green powder I've EVER tasted (I've tried many over the years). Not only that, there are zero sweeteners or "natural" flavours added. I find that many green food powders taste like fake berry flavour, or they're too "green"/strong tasting, or they're too sweet because the company is trying to cover up the strong flavour. You know what I'm talking about?
This is a green powder that I truly enjoy just mixed with water.
Here are the organic ingredients:
Kale, barley grass juice powder, spirulina, chlorella, wheatgrass juice powder, acai juice powder, panx ginseng, goji berry, peppermint, camu camu, maca, fruit and veggie blend (spinach, broccoli, carrot, beet, tomato, shiitake mushroom, apple, cranberry, orange, blueberry, strawberry), ginko biloba.
I chatted with the owner, Steven, who is clearly very passionate about creating a product that is pure and that will help people. Funny enough, he stumbled upon this whole endeavor accidentally when he was busy studying finance. He wanted to eat healthy but simply didn't have the time to prepare food so he started buying powdered supplements to help with his late night study sessions. This turned into him researching powdered vegetables, and four years later he perfected his green powder formula with the help of nutritionists.
I've added a generous amount of Subi powder into power balls to make a nutritionally dense snack that is perfect any time of day. Enjoy one as breakfast on the run, an afternoon pick-me-up, or an evening treat. They're sweet but not too sweet.
NOTE: Not to worry if you live far away and don't have access to this wonderful powder. You can substitute any green powder of your choice from a blend of greens/superfoods to just spirulina, however, please do note that if you're using a concentrated green powder like spirulina, I don't recommend adding the same amount that I did or the balls will taste waaaay too strong.
Green Power Balls
1 cup raw pumpkin or sunflower seeds (or mixture)
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup hemp or sesame seeds
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1/4 cup subi green powder
1/2 cup pitted packed dates
1/2 cup raisins
3-4 teaspoons water
Grind the seeds and coconut to crumbs in a food processor. Add the green powder, dates, and raisins. Process until the mixture is ground down. Add 3 teaspoons of water and process. Add more water if needed to have a moist dough that easily holds together. It all depends on the moisture level of your dates. Roll into 10 balls.
Enter to win a bag of Subi raw food powder!
Open to Canada and the USA.
- Tell me in the comment section: what would you make with this powder? (I'm really loving them in my ball recipe and would like to use it in a cheesecake next!)
- Enter on facebook HERE for a second entry.
- Enter on instagram for a third entry.
This contest will run until Monday June 19th when a winner will be randomly chosen and emailed. The winner will need to reply within 24 hours to claim their prize.
My dear friend, Priscilla, and I recently filmed a recipe video for vegan Tahini Cookie Dough Soft Serve for her Youtube channel (it's in Spanish). If you like tahini, then you'll absolutely love this cookie dough!!!
Tahini Cookie Dough Soft Serve
Make the cookie dough first so that it's ready as soon as you make the soft serve. You can chill the dough and then scoop it into little balls.
Tahini Cookie Dough
1/4 cup tahini
1/3 cup oat flour (zap some oats in your blender)
1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 teaspoons coconut flour
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
pinch of salt
3 tablespoons dark chocolate chips
Mix together all but the chocolate chips in a bowl. Stir in the chips. Set aside.
5 ripe, frozen bananas
1/3 cup full fat coconut milk
Blend both ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor until smooth and creamy. Crumble in as much of the cookie dough as you want, saving some for the top. Eat immediately.