In the spirit of Thanksgiving week I would like to share with you this delicious snack/desert idea from @skinnytaste.
I can't wait to try more of her awesome recipes.❤️
No Bake Pumpkin Pistachio Energy Balls
You can whip these up in less than 15 minutes. They’re perfect for a morning or afternoon snack, or for an after-dinner dessert. I store my energy balls in the freezer (I like them super cold), but you can also keep them in the fridge.
WHAT IS AN ENERGY BALL?
Energy balls are packed with nutrient-rich and immune-boosting foods! Pumpkin is full of beta carotene, as well as fiber and minerals. Pistachios and cashews are full of good fats, and cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants.
PUMPKIN PISTACHIO ENERGY BALLS
½ cup raw pistachios
¼ cup raw cashews
10 pitted Medjool dates
¼ cup canned or homemade pumpkin purée
Pinch sea salt
½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Place ¼ cup pistachios in a food processor fitted with a metal blade.
Process until nuts resemble coarse sand. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.
Add cashews and remaining ¼ cup pistachios to the food processor and process until finely ground.
Add the dates, pumpkin purée, spices and vanilla extract and continue to process until ingredients are combined and smooth. At this point, you may adjust spices, if desired.
Using a spoon (or your hands), scoop and roll mixture into 9 equal (golf-ball-size) balls.
Roll each ball in the reserved pistachios and serve immediately or store in the freezer or the fridge..
Serving: 1ball, Calories: 138kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Sodium: 37mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 19g