If you are craving a nutrient-rich energy kick in your diet, try this Ayurvedic recipe for Ojas Balls. This is a power-packed snack to increase immunity and vitality. According to Ayurveda, “Ojas” is our most refined by-product of digestion. It is the force that supports immunity and promotes longevity. Use this recipe as inspiration, and feel free to modify the ingredients to your taste.
Time: 15 Minutes
Serves: 10 Ojas Balls
1/2 cup raw almonds
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon shatavari powder
1 teaspoon ashwaganda
1 tablespoon raw honey
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Handful of cacao nibs
Splash of almond milk
Pinch of Himalayan salt
*Ingredient quantities may differ from batch to batch. Improvise depending on your needs. Spice it to your taste preference.
In a food processor or high-powered blender, combine dates, almonds, and coconut. The consistency will be very thick. If you are having trouble blending, use a splash or two of almond milk to soften the mixture. One alternative is to pre-soak the dates in almond milk for 10 minutes.
Add all spices. Taste to preference.
In a pan, toast coconut flakes until you can smell their aroma and the color is a light brown.
Take your Ojas ball mixture and using your hands, form into small 1-inch balls.
Roll each ball in the toasted coconut flakes until the surface is completely covered and voila! Enjoy your Ojas balls!
Original recipe written by yours truly for Basmati Publications.