Vanilla Cranberry Camu Camu Energy Balls / by Shelby Stewart

Ingredients:

½ cup Oatmeal
¼ cup Shredded Coconut (I prefer unsweetened)
2 tbsp. Pumpkin Seeds
2 tbsp. Hemp Hearts
2 tbsp. Dried Cranberries (chopped)
1 tsp. Camu Camu powder
½ tsp. Vanilla Powder
1.5 tbsp. Coconut Oil
1 tbsp. Almond Butter (This can definitely be subbed for Tahini if you want a nut free option!)
1 tbsp. Honey

 

How to make:

 - Put the Oatmeal and Pumpkin seeds in a food processor or blender until finely chopped
- Use your hands to combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir until everything is mixed
- Work the ingredients into a ball formation with your hands and place in the fridge for about an hour to allow them to harden.

Why you should eat this:

Energy Balls are some of my favorite things to make, you can load them up with random superfoods and they still manage to taste like cookie dough. These ones in particular are crazy high in vitamin C; Camu Camu is an Amazonian super berry about the size of a cherry but with approximately 60x the amount of Vitamin C as an orange. The powder is easily digested and absorbed by your body for an instant energy boost. Vitamin C is an excellent energizer, and immune builder, it also helps your body generate Collagen, which aids in healthy, glowing skin. The added hemp hearts, oatmeal and pumpkin seeds will keep your body going, making these the perfect snack.

Camu Camu powder can be found at most health food stores and also makes for a great face mask ingredient. 

Recipe by Maggie Archibald
Photos by Shelby Stewart