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

Makes 10

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.

To enter:

  1. 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!)
  2. Enter on facebook HERE for a second entry.
  3. 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.

Good luck!


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

1 1/2 tablespoons 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.

Soft Serve

5-6 ripe, frozen bananas

1/3 cup full fat coconut milk

2 tablespoons tahini

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.


This is a sponsored giveaway however all opinions are my own.

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  1. June 12, 2017 at 20:38

    Oh man... what wouldn't I make with Subí greens powder?! Definitely some sort of a thick creamy ice cream or mousse with avocado, coconut milk and perhaps some frozen banana with vanilla and maple syrup. Top that off with your crumbled greens balls and some chocolate sauce ? Also, have some fun making degraded fruit roll ups with pineapple and banana and add the green powder into that! Yum!

    • sweet_raw
      June 13, 2017 at 16:41

      Such great ideas Kendra!!!

  2. Odette
    June 12, 2017 at 21:26

    Hmmm, green lemonade popsicles!

  3. Laine
    June 12, 2017 at 21:59

    Those Power Balls sound delicious! I would make a cocoa- mint pudding using the Subi powder for a tint of green (blend the meat and water of 1 young Thai coconut, a few drops of peppermint spirits- I love the Prairie Doctor Brand, pinch of salt, a TBSP maple syrup, then stir in cocoa nibs and chia). Mmmm!

    • sweet_raw
      June 13, 2017 at 16:42

      Yumm that sounds so good!!

  4. Pamela Morrison
    June 12, 2017 at 22:11

    I'd use it in a Banana & Tahini Ice Cream, Buckwheat Cold Cereals or Creams, and a Matcha Latte

  5. Pamela Morrison
    June 12, 2017 at 22:20

    I'd use it in a Banana & Tahini Ice Cream, Buckwheat Cold Cereals or Creams, and a Matcha Latte.

  6. Maureen Sutherland Weiser
    June 12, 2017 at 22:36

    I would love, love, love to try the Subi raw food powder! The ingredient list is so very impressive! I think an elevated Matcha Latte made with it would be awesome! I can't wait to try these power balls! Cheers, Maureen

    • sweet_raw
      June 13, 2017 at 16:44

      The latte sounds fantastic and yes, the ingredients are incredible and I'm serious when I say its the best tasting pure green powder I've ever had!

  7. Jutta Worwag
    June 12, 2017 at 23:39

    just add to cheesecake crust instead of the 1/4 c raw cacao powder I usually use; I'd still use the 1/4 cup cacao nibs the recipe calls for, bet the two combined would be great

  8. June 13, 2017 at 00:15

    I would use this to make raw green granola! But I also want to make these green power balls.

  9. Linda
    June 13, 2017 at 15:13

    I would like to try making brownies with this.

  10. Kelly M.
    June 14, 2017 at 01:40

    I would add it to my morning oatmeal!

  11. Marissa
    June 14, 2017 at 04:07

    I would definitely go for a smoothie!

  12. June 14, 2017 at 13:08

    This sounds like a great green powder! I take chlorella daily but this is a huge step up! I'd add it to my morning oatmeal or smoothie.... or maybe into a coconut-green-tea frappe? This ice cream! Can't wait to try it! ?

  13. June 14, 2017 at 17:26

    i'd love to use it in overnight oats

  14. Michelle Norton
    June 14, 2017 at 19:48

    I would try this in my Green Smoothies for added nourishment.

  15. Gosia
    June 15, 2017 at 02:46

    What to substitute the oat flower with? I have oats intolerance and based of what I know it contains gluten. Any suggestions?

    • sweet_raw
      June 15, 2017 at 03:23

      You can sub almond flour. Oats themselves are gluten free. If they're processed in a facility that also processes gluten containing grains, there's chance of cross contamination. You can buy "pure" oats which have been processed in a specific gluten free facility to ensure that they're gf.

  16. Liz Forrest
    June 16, 2017 at 04:22

    I love the ingredients in the Subi powder! Sounds so amazing. I would definitely make a fabulous "nice cream" with it, and also put it in my favourite energy balls. I bet it would make a really good "green lemonade" too, or as a good add-in to kombucha. I love green powders...LOL! :)

    • sweet_raw
      June 16, 2017 at 18:52

      This would be perfect in nice cream or kombucha! Good ideas!!

  17. Cecilia
    June 16, 2017 at 18:59

    I would use it on my spiralized raw zucchini noodle with dried tomato sauce. Yum!

  18. Tricia
    June 18, 2017 at 23:42

    I would love to try this powder in this ball recipe! Looks so good.

  19. Angela m
    June 19, 2017 at 01:20

    I would try in some nice cream

  20. June 19, 2017 at 03:35

    It would be awesome in a raw vegan cheesecake!!

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