October is an amazing month for embracing transition and introducing seasonal harvest food. During this time we transition between existing summer fruit and vegetables and should embrace root vegetables and autumn food items to boost our immune system.
I made a boat load of Seasonal Pumpkin Protein Balls today for a corporate speaking engagement I have this week. I am honored to share my knowledge with busy workers that can learn the benefits eating seasonally can offer.
These protein balls are fun to make and family friendly. The original recipe has been modified to reduce chocolate chips with raw cacao nibs and the shredded coconut and extra Himalayan salt do the trick.
Try making these protein balls for after school sports or any time you need a pick me up.
Seasonal Pumpkin Protein Balls:
prep time: 15 minutes | yield: 25-30
- 3 cups uncooked gluten-free rolled oats
- 1 cup of organic BPA free pumpkin puree
- 1 cup of organic almond butter
- 2/3 cup of raw honey or maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
- 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
- 4 tbsp ground flax seeds
- 1 cup of chopped walnuts (optional)
- 1/2 cup of shredded coconut (optional)
- 1 /2 cup of raw cacao nibs
Mix all ingredients together. Make sure you mix all the dry and wet ingredients together and chop walnuts in very small pieces. I use a chopper for this. Otherwise, the balls will want to fall apart. Modified recipe from clean food crush.
Roll into 1″ in diameter or smaller.
Place on parchment paper and use coconut flakes for dusting. Once prepared place the individual balls in a mini cup cake size liner or in your favorite Tupperware container. They will harden once refrigerated. Best to store in an airtight container and will last for approximately five days. They are best eaten once prepared. 🙂
Eating seasonally will help you boost your immune system, reduce your toxic overload naturally and crave more of what is actually in season. You will be boosting your immune system without even knowing it. 🙂
Please let me know if you have a different seasonal recipe you’d like to share. We all need to boost our immune system for the colder upcoming months.