These Medicine Balls are both delicious and healthy. Anti inflammatory and good for your blood sugar, they are a perfect Eat and Move snack. They are an equally great accompaniment to a cup of tea or an ultra marathon.
Following the success of my nutty ginger fat burning balls, I have prepared a zesty new recipe for you. Here are my Nutty Lemon and Turmeric Medicine Balls. This recipe was heavily inspired by traditional Sicilian fior-di-mandorla (flower of the almond) biscuits that my wife introduced to me. I call these yummy yellow treats medicine balls because they contain the power of cinnamon which helps regulate blood sugar and turmeric which contains potent anti-inflammatory curcuminoids.
I favour almond butter over peanut butter as almonds are higher in good fats and lower in carbohydrates. Almonds are also higher in vitamin A, Calcium and Magnesium. Peanut butter is a very good substitute though and a fraction of the price. The recipe makes 24 balls and should take about ten minutes depending on your ball rolling skills.
50-75g/ cup Raw Honey (or according to taste, I try to keep it down).
Zest of three lemons
1. Combine all ingredients in your mixing bowl or food mixer. Stir into an even and sticky consistency, the mixture will clump together in your food mixer to tell you it is ready.
2. Pinch a small to medium piece of mixture and shape into a ball. Feel free to experiment with size, but small ones cool quicker and help your stash last longer. I find that a 30g ball makes a good size. Keep the scales handy, it is fun to see how close you can get to pinching exactly 30g each time.
3. Refrigerate for about 30+ minutes before eating. They will keep in the fridge for 5-7 days, but I doubt they will survive that long. Freeze them on the day you make them and they will be good for a month. Transfer to the fridge the night before to enjoy with your morning cuppa.
Cook’s tips: use a variety of salts for different minerals and nutrients. Himalayan sea salt, Cornish sea salt and iodine rich Sicilian sea salt are just three I use regularly. Pick slightly green lemons for mind blowing zest.
Keep a stock of these delicious medicine balls for a quick breakfast on the go, post workout snacking and to enjoy with an espresso before 3pm. As I hit publish on this post I have some experimental chocolate orange amazeballs cooling in the fridge. Keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming recipe. Tag me @elevatesport when you post on Instagram so I can see what you have been creating and use the hashtags #elevatesportUK and #EATandMOVE.
See you soon, Liam.