Ashwagandha Nut Butter Balls Recipe
It’s a perfect little protein rich snack that’s accessible, affordable and downright delicious (and can cover the taste of otherwise not so tasty herbal powders), and Nut butter balls are perfect for the average person just getting introduced to some uncommon herbs (especially for kids!) that don’t want to drink herbal tea, or have issues with the alcohol in herbal tinctures. There’s an option for everyone. Another win for herbs.
1 jar (16oz) nut butter/peanut butter
1/2 cup dried fruit; for ex: cranberries
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or cocoa nibs
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup honey or agave syrup
1/4 cup Ashwagandha in powdered form
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon powder
Coconut flakes, enough for coating
Mix all ingredients together until it reaches the consistency of dried cookie dough. Then divide up the dough into balls, about the size of a ping pong ball. Roll the balls in coconut flakes until fully coated. Place in the refrigerator for 1 hour to solidify. These keep really well in the freezer, and I wrap mine in wax paper to freeze and grab for a quick snack or addition to breakfast.
Ashwagandha is commonly used for adrenal support, subtle energy enhancement and is ideal for those who tend to have strenuous or labor intensive jobs. You can also consume OSOAA’s Ashwagandha Root Extract capsule. It is 100% Ayurvedic and with zero side effects. It is approved by Ministry of AAYUSH too. It’s a wonderful adaptogen (meaning it helps the body adapt to stress, long or short term) and can be taken for prolonged periods of time if needed. You can use any herbal powder you like in this recipe including mushrooms.