I can’t say I eat a lot of energy balls, I much rather prefer a homemade pastry, cake, or cookie, but that was before I decided to experiment with rose flavors. I’m slightly obsessed with rose, rose flavors, rose scents, and pretty much anything roses, so I knew I had to make a rose flavored energy ball.
There is an overwhelming amount of unhealthy energy bar options out there, some even like to do what’s called “green washing” where they market a product as “healthy” using key words, but they tend to be anything but the majority of the time. Bars are also usually not perishable so you don’t even know when it was made. Making your own energy balls is surprisingly not as difficult as it may seem. It takes very little time. Making fresh food, even energy bars/balls is an investment to your own personal health. One’s health is the most important wealth a person can have!
The two main ingredients in this recipe are dates and roses. Both of which I recommend to get high quality ingredients from sources you trust. I have been really loving purchasing dates from an organic locally sourced farm that ships me the most delicious dates I could ask for. I am a forever customer! They are fresh and delicious, and if you want to know what I mean, you have to give them a try. Only then will you understand. Their company is called Medjool Days. If you want to try them out, use Medjooldays discount code RIPSY38369 for 10% off your order. I don’t say this lightly, so trust me, they are definitely worth it!
Since roses are our second main ingredient, I want to give a little background on them as well. Roses have been used for hundreds of years. They have been used for multiple benefits. For one, rose water is great when used as skincare because of its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties. Research also shows that roses can help with skin tone, dryness, and acne prone skin. Additionally, roses also help with boosting moods, anxiety, and have an overall calming effect on the body. Of course with proper handling, roses are beneficial both internally and externally, and in my personal opinion, as a bonus, they smell ridiculously good!
Some people prefer subtle rose hints when it comes to food, while others (clears throat…) don’t mind a little something extra when it comes to roses. This recipe I created is not overpowering, but you will definitely get to taste the incredible rose flavor. When it comes to spices, I am passionate about using high quality, sustainable products, preferably ones that are from a single source origin. I cannot say enough good things about the company anima mundi. The rose powder and cacao powder in this recipe are from anima mundi. Roses and cacao plantsget sprayed with all kinds of pesticides, and if you are going to consume roses or chocolate, you want to eliminate possible contamination from herbicides and pesticides, and any additional toxic chemicals they might be sprayed with.
Now that you know all the marvelous qualities roses can offer, I hope you are ready to make these delicious rose energy balls. Let’s blend!
Much love and light,
|Prep Time: 5 minutes|
|Serves: 9-10 medium size energy balls||Total time: 10 minutes|
6 soft medjool dates *see paragraph above for discount
1/2 cup walnuts
1 tsp cacao powder (I used this one)
1 1/2 tsp rose powder (I used this one)
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
(You can use anything from, cacao powder, crushed pistachios, crushed walnuts, or rose powder)
I used about about 2 tsp of rose powder
1. In a medium sized food processor, add walnuts until finely ground.
2. Add the dates and blend until they form a paste like texture.
3. Add in the rose powder, cacao powder, cardamom powder, vanilla extract, and salt and blend.
4. Empty the entire mixture into a small bowl, pinch a desired amount and roll into medium sized balls using your hands.
5. If you would like to garnish, pour some crushed walnuts, cacao, or rose powder onto a flat plate and gently roll the rose energy balls on it.
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