With summer right around the corner, now is the time to stock up on Pistachio Power Balls! These easy-to-make bites are the perfect thing to keep on hand during the busy days of the season.
The star ingredient is, well pistachios of course! And they are for sure a wonderful beauty food. So you can feel good about having them around to nourish yourself whether you are home or on the go. Or you can stash them in your office fridge (with a sign not to eat them all! 🙂 ).
The Power of Pistachios
My Pistachio Power Balls are an ideal mood-enhancing snack. Pistachios contain essential vitamins and antioxidants. All essential elements to keep you feeling good in your body! Besides being extremely versatile and absolutely delectable, pistachios naturally lower your blood pressure and immediately calm you down. By treating yourself to a Pistachio Power Ball- or two!- you will feel grounded and positive no matter what your busy day throws at you.
Of all the different nuts currently known to man, pistachios have the most iron. Iron oxygenates the blood, stimulating healthy blood circulation and resulting in a beautiful glow in your skin. Iron also energizes you because it is responsible for transporting oxygen, (our cells’ “gasoline”) throughout the body.
If your iron levels are low, your body is not able to operate at the optimal level. This can result in the dreaded sluggishness we’ve all felt, and try to avoid at all costs!! Who wants to feel tired when the sun is out shining and the days are getting longer?! So ditch the afternoon lattes and cookies, and keep yourself fueled and ready to go this season with my Pistachio Power Balls!
The Delicious Date
Now what makes my Pistachio Power Balls so delicious and wonderful is in a huge part due to the dates. I just love these little dried gems. Dates are an excellent alternative to regular sugars and are great in controlling addiction for sweet foods. Their high fiber content helps to keep you full longer- curbing the cravings. Unlike empty white cane sugar, they contain fiber and minerals and are a natural, unprocessed food grown in nature.
And guess what Beauties, dates are also they are a great source of plant-based calcium! Isn’t it always good to know what plant-based foods we can get a little boost of calcium from? I think so! 🙂
In addition, and equally important to note, dates are rich in copper. I’ve found that many people forget about this important mineral. But let me explain to you why it should be top of mind. Your body uses copper to help absorb iron, form collagen and boost red blood cells. They are all important elements to help you create a healthy nervous system and generate energy. So here is yet another reason why these snacking on one of these balls will make you feel so good!
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Feeling good is one of the best ways to health and happiness. I hope my Pistachio Power Balls leave you feeling so good and that you are sure to share the recipe with your friends and family. Don’t forget to pin the image at the top to your Pinterest board. And as always, tag me in any of your beautiful Instagram posts!
Pistachio Power Balls
- 1 cup unsalted pistachios
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 cups pitted dates chopped
- 1 tsp. of water for blending, optional
- Place pistachios, coconut, vanilla into a food processor and blend together.
- Add in chopped dates, 1 cup at a time, until smooth. Add 1 teaspoon of water to mixture if needed (mixture should be moist).
- Roll equal portions into balls, and place in fridge until ready to enjoy.
Lots of love,
Does this recipe include almond butter? It looks like you have a tablespoon of it in the photo that is added with dates. Thanks!
Hi Angie, Thanks so much for checking out this recipe and for catching this little mix up in our photos. The almond butter was not supposed to be shown in the picture as it isn’t an ingredient included in the recipe. Sorry for the confusion but thank you so much for your extra eyes! Lots of love! 🙂
If you don’t like dates what would be a good substitute?
Hi Melisa and thanks for checking out this recipe. You can substitute equal amounts of and of the following: dried figs, dried raisins, or even dried cranberries or craisins. It all depends on what flavor you are wishing to have. Test out a few and choose your favorite. Let us know how you do. Lots of love! 😉
Hi! Almond butter isn’t in the ingredient list but it’s shown in the picture. Should it be in the recipe? Thanks, can’t wait to try it!
Thanks so much for checking out this recipe and for catching this little mix up in our photos. The almond butter was not supposed to be shown in the picture as it isn’t an ingredient included in the recipe. Sorry for the confusion but thank you so much for your extra eyes! Lots of love! 🙂
Great taste! Easy to follow instructions 🙂
Thanks for giving these power balls a try Du milde kjoler! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you back here soon! 😉
These are THE BEST! I’ve already made them twice, it’s hard for me to stop licking my fingers after I mix the dates in (at least that’s how I do it). Yum yum, thanks Kimberly!
So happy you love them Krista and really appreciate you sharing. See you back here soon, and sending you lots of love! 😉
Yummy Yummy, I just made the power balls! Excited to share with my gal-pal supper club tomorrow. And share the Solluna Love and introduce more of Kimberly recipes…
Thanks so much Susan! Lots of love to you! 😉
Hi is that coconut milk or cream or chips or?
Do you use fresh coconut meat, or dessicated coconut? Thanks!
I used desiccated coconut in this recipe but feel free to try fresh and let us know how it goes. Lots of love to you! 😉
How about dried blueberries only asking because I just bought a huge bag.
Can I substitute dried Prunes for the dates.
Hi Rose…there will be a slight difference in texture and flavor but definitely give it a try and let us know what you think. Lots of love! 😉
Made these with my 3 year old son and he couldn’t get enough! We added a little a bit of bee pollen and they were a total success.
Hi Beauty! Thanks for trying out the recipe – I’m so happy to hear you and your son loved them! xx