Today’s feature for the Pumpkin and Pinterest series is Raw Paleo Vegan Pumpkin Energy Balls from Lightly Living. These were so yum, and so simple to make. I have to admit, these are a treat just for mommy. 🙂

 


This recipe was very simple to make.

  • I only made a few changes.
  • I swapped the pecans for almonds
  • I added 1 tablespoon of Maca powder
  • I added 1/4 cup of craisins to give it a bit of tartness (and it goes perfectly with pumpkin).

 

That is all, and they turned out beautifully. The texture was a cross between cookie dough and a Lara bar.  The gives the end treat a creamy and smooth texture.  Smoother than a cookie dough, but less firm than a Lara Bar.

 

 Nutri-licious Benefits

  • Maca Powder
    • Balances hormones
    • Improves skin and hair
    • Increases energy
  • Dates
    • Good source of fiber
    • Contain calcium, sulfur, iron, potassium, phosphorous, manganese and copper.
  • Coconut
    • Improves the bodies ability to absorb calcium and magnesium. Perfect for strong teeth and bones.
    • Boosts immunity-perfect for cold and flu season.

These Pumpkin Energy Balls are the perfect snack.  Packed with beta carotene, , dates and maca, these pumpkin energy balls will keep you going in spite of the midday slump.

 

Raw Vegan Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls
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Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • ½ cup raw almonds
  • ⅓ cup canned natural pumpkin
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons (set aside) unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Maca powder
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Pinch of sea salt
Instructions
  1. First, soak the dates in water for 10 minutes. Drain water out and dry the dates on a paper towel.
  2. Simply grind the pecans in a food processor or blender to a fine texture.

 

Have you ever used Maca powder? Share if you experienced any differences below.

 

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