Galaxy Power Balls

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Unicorn-everything is taking over the food world! These started as my take on this trend, but quickly changed into these stunning Galaxy Balls once I started mixing and creating:

I couldn't get over the stunning colors and how the cashew pieces blended together to look like little stars! To create these, I made two different batches of my now-signature-snack: a Raspberry Coconut Power Ball + a Blueberry Lavender Power Ball. Both are sweetened only with the natural sugars from the fruit inside, are vegan, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly, and are the most perfect fuel before & after a workout. Plus, they're crazy easy to make + stunning to look at! Otherworldly, you might say!

To start, gather all of the ingredients (recipe below), make the two (natural!) colors seen above, grab a platter, and start rolling! To create the fun, swirl-y pattern, simply grab a bit of each, squish them together, and roll between your hands to form a ball. If they crumble, just wet your hands and try again. If you use the E3Live Black Majik, you'll achieve darker Power Balls (the blue powder will mix as you roll). You can also add more colors and roll a second time: get creative! I made each one a little different by taking different amounts of each, smushing the two colors together to form a third, and carefully rolling each one. Consistency in size is key, make them beautiful (you so deserve beautiful snacks)!

If you like to go the extra mile, or if you like a bit more sweetness, try rolling them in (colored!) coconut. I like to take the tiniest drop of Grade A Maple Syrup or Agave Nectar, roll the ball between my hands to make it sticky, and roll it in coconut. If you happen to have E3Live Blue Majik (available here!), mix a small amount (less than 1/4 teaspoon should do the trick!) with 1/2 cup of coconut for a fun, ice-blue color!

These Power Balls are filled with goodness, easy to make, travel well, and the taste? Out of this world. In the spiritual world, galaxies symbolize seeing the bigger picture in life + a powerful journey of enlightenment. Cluster galaxies, like these Galaxy Power Balls, symbolize focusing on the present. So, close your eyes, take a bite, and focus on your amazing now. Enjoy the moment!


GalaxyPowerBalls

 

Galaxy Power Balls

Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo-Friendly // Makes ~32 Power Balls

Ingredients:

(For the Raspberry Coconut)

  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Raspberries
  • 5 Dates, soaked
  • 1/2 Cup Cashews
  • 1 Cup Coconut
  • Splash of Pure Vanilla Extract

(For the Blueberry Lavender)

  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Blueberries
  • 5 Dates, soaked
  • 1/2 Cup Cashews
  • 1 Cup Coconut
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Lavender Buds
  • Juice from 1/2 Lemon
  • Splash of Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Teaspoon E3Live Blue Majik (optional, for the lavender color)

*Optional: 1/4 Cup Black Sesame Seeds (I didn't add these this time, but I will next time to get a darker, more "galactic" look! I use black sesame seeds in a lot of my Power Balls + love them!)
*Optional: Grade A Maple Syrup or Agave Nectar + extra Coconut for rolling.
*Optional: Power Dust or Spirit Dust from Moonjuice take these to the next level! Just sprinkle some into one or both batches!

 

Method:

1. Add the dry ingredients from the Raspberry Coconut column (coconut & cashews) to a food processor and process into a flour. 
2. Add the wet ingredients from the Raspberry Coconut column (raspberries, dates, vanilla) to the "flour" and pulse to combine. You may need to scrape the sides once or twice to fully combine the ingredients. 
3. Transfer to a bowl and place in the refrigerator to chill.
4. Repeat steps 1 & 2 with the ingredients from the Blueberry Lavender (dry ingredients first, then add the wet). If you're opting to use the Black Sesame Seeds, take half of the Blueberry Lavender mixture, add the seeds, and pulse to combine to form a third color. 
5. Grab a platter and get rolling! Grab a bit of each color, squish them together, and roll to form into a ball. Add any extra color to create a fun, galactic look.
6. If you'd like, roll each ball in coconut for a different look: either wet your hands or dab the tiniest drop of Grade A Maple Syrup or Agave Nectar onto your hands, roll the ball between your hands, and then roll in the loose coconut. If you'd like to create a blue coconut, just add a tiny bit of the E3Live Blue Majik into the coconut and stir to combine.
6. Place in a refrigerator to chill for at least one hour before devouring. This will allow them to set and to achieve peak deliciousness!

My boyfriend made this for me over a year ago, and I finally have the opportunity to use it for something! :)

My boyfriend made this for me over a year ago, and I finally have the opportunity to use it for something! :)