Good treats make life sweeter.  Good treats that are healthy, make our bodies smile.

This Ayurveda recipe is one of several variations that combine ingredients that Ayurveda considers to be “Ojas building”.  Ojas is your inner vitality and is related to your immune system.  Ojas foods include dates, almonds, and ghee.  Put together with spices and rolled into balls, they are tasty, healthy, and support the immune system.

This recipe is also good during pregnancy and postpartum as well as balancing to vata and pitta doshas.

Energy Balls

One of the many nut butter recipes that make a great healthy dessert or snack when you need a burst of energy.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword almond butter, nut butter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 10 balls


  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 ½ cup powdered almonds
  • 1 ½ cup powdered pistachios or hazelnut
  • ½ tsp. cardamom
  • ½ cup sucanat evaporated cane juice
  • ¼- ½ cup ghee (more as needed to hold


  1. Mix together ghee and sucanat. Add powdered nuts. Add spices.  Mix together and judge sweet taste.

  2. Roll into balls. Add more ghee if too crumbly. Can also roll in coconut. 

    energy balls
  3. To help hold together, refrigerate and keep refrigerated.

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