Flax Glowballs

The chopped almonds give them a little crunch too and the cup of flax lends an earthy, nutty flavour with a hint of sweetness. You know what else I love about them? They pack in a ton of healthy Omega oils that aid in glowing skin, hair, and nails. Hence the name, Glowballs. 🙂

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Flax Glowballs

Vegan, oil-free, soy-free
Yield
10-12 large balls
Prep time
5 minutes
Cook time
0 minutes
Chill time
60

Inspired by my 5 minute Almond Butter Chews and PInterest.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flax seeds, ground (or just use pre-ground)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats, ground into flour
  • 1/4 cup Sucanat (or other dry sweetener like white sugar), or more to taste
  • 1 cup mashed banana (~2 lg.bananas)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used almonds)
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut, for rolling

Directions

  1. In a blender or spice grinder, grind the flax seeds and rolled oats into a flour like consistency. Alternatively you can use 1 cup ground flax if you do not have whole flax seeds. Add the ground flax & oat mixture along with the cocoa powder and Sucanat (or dry sweetener) to a large bowl. Adjust sweetener to taste.
  2. In a smaller bowl, mash the bananas with a fork until smooth. Scoop the banana onto the flax/oat flour and combine well with a fork or spoon. This process will take several minutes to combine thoroughly.
  3. With slightly wet hands, shape balls and roll in shredded coconut. Place balls on a parchment lined plate and freeze for 30-60 mins. If freezing for longer, allow to sit on the counter for 5 minutes or so to de-thaw slightly.

Tip:

I prefer to roll them in sweetened coconut because the flax balls aren’t very sweet and it gives them a nice pop of sweetness on the tongue, however unsweetened coconut works too.

Nutrition Information

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The chopped almonds give them a little crunch too and the cup of flax lends an earthy, nutty flavour with a hint of sweetness. You know what else I love about them? They pack in a ton of healthy Omega oils that aid in glowing skin, hair, and nails. Hence the name, Glowballs. :)

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Roasted Spiced Chickpeas

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Roasted Spiced Chickpeas

Vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free
Yield
1.5 cups chickpeas or 3 (1/2 cup) servings
Prep time
5 minutes
Cook time
40 minutes
Chill time
5

Ingredients

  • 1 (15-oz) can chickpeas (or 1.5 cups cooked)
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and line a medium baking sheet with a couple pieces of paper towel.
  2. Rinse and drain the chickpeas and place onto paper towel. Add a couple paper towels on top and roll the chickpeas around until completely dry. This helps them crisp up in the oven.
  3. Add the chickpeas into a medium mixing bowl and stir in the oil until coated. Now stir in the rest of the seasonings.
  4. Discard paper towel and line baking sheet with parchment paper. Add chickpeas back onto the baking sheet.
  5. Roast at 400°F for 20 minutes. Give the pan a gentle shake to stir the chickpeas and roast for another 15-20 minutes, until golden and lightly charred on the bottom. I roast for a full 40 minutes because I like them on the crispy side, but keep an eye on them as oven temps vary.
  6. Cool for 5 minutes or so and then top on your salad. They will lose their crispness quickly so these are best enjoyed immediately. You can also freeze the chickpeas once fully cooled and reheat them in the oven for 5 minutes or so to bring back the crispness.

Nutrition Information

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Calories 136 calories | Total Fat 1.7 grams
Saturated Fat 0 grams | Sodium 291 milligrams | Total Carbohydrates 21 grams
Fiber 5 grams | Protein 7 grams
* Nutrition data is approximate and is for informational purposes only.

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