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Power Balls


Power Balls
Photo by: Scandi Foodie.

Power Balls

Gluten-free, paleo, vegan, sugar-free power balls.

Ingredients

  • 450 g cooked and mashed sweet potato.
  • 2 heaped tablespoons almond butter, made with half a cup of raw almonds.
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds.
  • 2 teaspoons raw cacao powder.
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger.
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom.
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground liquorice.
  • coconut oil, for rolling.
  • desiccated coconut, for rolling.
Website
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Directions

Combine the sweet potato, almond butter and chia seeds in a bowl. Mix together the cacao and the spices and stir into the mixture. You should have a gooey, sticky mixture. Rub your hands lightly with coconut oil and roll the dough into about 10 balls. Chill the balls in the fridge for approximately 30 minutes, then roll the balls in desiccated coconut before serving. These will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Note

A great snack or afternoon treat these Power Balls are full of flavour to give you a burst of delicious energy.

You can find our Nut Butter recipe here.

  • Serves
    makes 10 balls
  • Prep time
    5 minutes
  • Cook time
    30 minutes
  • Total time
    35 minutes

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  • Anita

    This is such an awesome recipe, however, I’m allergic to nuts. Any suggestions on a substitution for the almonds?

  • Billie

    sunflower seeds/butter..

  • Amy

    HELP! Look, I know it’s irrelevant for this recipe, but I’m going to a party tomorrow and there’s gonna be HEAPS of sugar. What do I do if i’m on week 3? I don’t want to be rude either.

  • Carla

    Made these balls yesterday and I have to say I wasn’t so sure about the while waiting for them to set but took one bite this morning and loved it! Just such a different taste and texture to the typical ball recipes – yum!

  • Jess

    Can I freeze these? It’s only me that would eat them & I definitely that wouldn’t eat them all in time. Ta x

  • Robyn

    These were a fail for me. I’m an experienced cook, but these were very wet and rather bland despite following the recipe exactly. There aren’t any suggestions for how to prepare the sweet potato so I boiled and drained it well. Perhaps steaming or baking would have led to a less wet mix. This is the third IQS recipe I’ve tried recently that has been well below par. Not sure who the recipe testers and writers are, but i hope they lift their game as I’m now reluctant to try these recipes (or buy the books!) since they are only wasting my time and ingredients. I applaud the principals behind IQS, just not convinced by the execution. 1 out of 10.

    • IQS_Team

      Hey Robyn,

      Sorry to hear that these didn’t work out for you! We’ve made them quite a few times and they come together fine. This was a recipe contributed from another website, and not one that we’ve developed ourselves.

      A few things that might need to be altered slightly depending on your ingredients: You may need to add more desiccated coconut into the mix if your sweet potato holds a lot of water, or if your nut butter is very runny/oily (some can be quite dry).

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