Updated: Dec 6, 2020
In December, it can be tough to eat "healthy." Co-workers bring cookies to the office, holiday parties offer up a buffet of rich hors d'oeuvres, and peppermint mocha Frappuccinos are appealing even to the non-coffee drinker in the cold.
Here's a gingerbread recipe for low-calorie, nutrient-dense Gingerbread Snowballs. You can bring this gingerbread recipe to a party or snack on them at home snuggled up to a good Christmas movie. This no-sugar treat has spices that contribute to additional health benefits like lowering blood sugar and boosting your energy. Gingerbread Snowballs are naturally gluten-free and vegan.
Yield: About 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes Chill Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins.
1 cup pitted medjool dates
1/8 tsp cloves
1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts work best)
3 Tbsp hemp seeds
1.5 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp cinnamon
2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 cup coconut flakes
Use a food processor to puree dates and cloves.
Add nuts and process again.
Scrape into a bowl and add remaining ingredients.
Mix with a rubber spatula.
Using your hands, roll into small bite-sized balls. Roll balls in coconut flakes to cover.
Refrigerate at least an hour. (Stays good in the refrigerator about 10 days.)
Serving Size: 1 snowball
Saturated Fat: 2g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g
Total Sugar: 9g
Added Sugar: 0g
Vit D: 0%
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