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“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”.
– Hippocrates

After many requests I’ve finally found the time to put together one of my recipes for Power Bombs. The Power Bomb provide an explosion of energy in your whole system, and are perfect for busy mornings (when you don’t have time to sit down with your
bowl of granola), pre workout in the energy phase, and as an alternative to unhealthy snacks for your afternoon-apetite. Because of their high energy level, they’re not meant as an evening snack.

This recipe is raw and super healthy, and is filled with coconut, ginger and love!

It gives you 30-40 bombs and is loaded with ingredients, which benefits by:

  • Energize and creating strong tissues, blood vessels, muscles, bones and organs
  • Helping to boost your immune system and ease defence mechanisms such as anxiety and biological stress by calming your nerves
  • Being a healthy alternative to chocolate-bars and other quick-hunger products
  • Regulating the body’s metabolism, improving detoxification and digestion, increasíng anti-inflammatory and antioxidant protection and supporting vascular and respiratory health as well as preventing cardiovascular diseases
  • Strengthening the creation of sex hormones, blood circulation and bone health
  • Providing relief for rheumatoid arthritis and helps prevent cancer, osteoporosis, migraine and PMS
  • Helping to relieve nausea and vomiting during pregnancy
  • NB: If you suffer from diabetes, cholesterol problems, Celiac disease or overweight, these bombs should be eaten with caution.

These yummie snacks are super easy to make, and gives you some good ol’ tactil stimulation from getting your hands dirty (yeah, Occupational Therapists love that!)

First I present you for a step-by-step guide with pictures, then you get the total recipe and at the end of the document, you’ll find the nutritional benefits of each ingredient.
Enjoy!

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Put all the ingredients into a blender.

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Mix the ingredients into a fine flour as seen on these two pictures

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Grate the ginger into the flour and mix in water and the natural sweetenerpball5

Now it’s time to get dirty. Get your hands in there, mix all the ingredients and make the bombs.

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As a finish, roll your bombs in coconut rasps…
And voila! Your power bombs are done!

All the “instruments” you need are:

  • A measuring cup
  • A blender
  • A bowl
  • A spoon
  • A big plate or baking paper (to place the bombs)
  • A box (to store the bombs)
  • A grater

And the crunchy ingredients are:

  • 100 ml sunflower seeds
  • 100 ml spelt flakes
  • 100 ml oat flakes
  • 100 ml flax seeds
  • 100 ml sesame seeds
  • 450 ml coconut flakes
  • 7-8 table spoons syrup or liquid honey (any liquid natural sweetener works)
  • Raw ginger according to your taste
  • Coconut rasps to decorate the bombs with
  • A glass of water to moisture the “dough”

The procedure goes as follows:

  • Put all the dry ingredients in a mixer
  • Mix until you have a fine flour
  • Put the flour in a bowl
  • Grate the ginger
  • Add finely grated ginger to the flour
  • Add the rest of the liquid ingredients
  • Mix all the ingredients together (yes you will have to use your hands)
  • When you feel your raw dough has a good texture (we want it to be more wet than dry), you roll them into small bombs in your hand
  • Give your bombs an extra touch by rolling them in coconut rasps.
  • And that’s it, you’ve just made your first Coconut-Ginger Power Bomb!

Nutritional benefits:

Ginger:

  • Gives gastrointestinal relief
  • Gives a safe and effective relief of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy
  • Has anti-inflammatory effects
  • Protects against colorectal cancer and reduces cell death in ovarian cancer cells
  • Boosts your immune system

Spelt:

  • Regulates the body’s metabolism
  • Is high on carbohydrates which gives you energy
  • Is high on dietary fiber which contribute to a good digestive health and lowers cholesterol by regulating fatty acids in the body
  • Contains iron and copper which has a positive effect on your blood circulation
  • The niacin regulate and create sex hormones in the body
  • The minerals zinc, magnesium, copper, phosporous and selenium contribute to bone health
  • The high levels of phosphorous combined with the high level of protein strengthen tissues, blood vessels, muscles, bones and organs
  • The thiamin boosts your immune system and eases defense mechanism in the body such as biological stress and anxiety.
  • The high fiber content in spelt also helps break down and regulate sugar into glucose and can thereby help to prevent or manage diabetes.
  • NB: spelt contains gluten, so if you have a gluten allergy or suffer from Celiac disease, you should choose a different grain

Oat:

Besides being low in fat, high on fiber, high on carbohydrates and high in manganese, molybdenum and phosphorus, oats are:

  • Lowering your cholesterol levels
  • High on antioxidants that reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Enhances your immune system’s response to infection
  • Stabilizing your blood sugar
  • Protecting against breast cancer
  • Helping you to digest
  • Giving you a lot of energy
  • Protecting against childhood asthma
  • Protecting against heart disease

Sunflower seeds:

  • High in vitamin E, copper, vitamin B1, manganese and selenium
  • Anti-inflammatory and cardiovascular benefits due to the high amount of vitamin E
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Calming nerves, muscles and blood vessels due to the high amount of magnesium
  • Improve detoxification and prevent cancer due to the high amount of selenium
  • Provides relief for rheumatoid arthritis due to the high amount of copper

Sesame seeds:

  • High in copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, iron and zink
  • The high amount of copper provides relief for rheumatoid arthritis
  • Support vascular and respiratory health (high blood pressure, restoring sleep patterns, protecting against heart attach, stroke and diabetic heart disease, protects against migraine attacks) due to the high amount of magnesium
  • Help prevent colon cancer, osteoporosis, migraine and PMS due to the high amounts of calcium
  • The zink support your bone health
  • It lowers cholesterol due to phytosterols

Flaxseeds:

  • The number one healthiest food on omega-3 fats, which gives it high cardiovascular benefits
  • Increases your anti-inflammatory and antioxidant protection and protects against type-2 diabetes, asthma, obesity, oxidative stress and excessive inflammation
  • It prevents cancer due to the protection against oxidative stress and excessive inflammation
  • Due to a high fiber content, it increases your digestive health

Coconut flakes:

  • Phoshorus strengthens your teeth and bones
  • Iron helps delivering oxygen to your muscles and organs
  • Mix coconut flakes with food rich in vitamin C such as strawberries or goji berries to increase your intake of iron.
  • Carbs gives you energy
  • Protein builds up your muscle mass, and make enzymes and hormones
  • NB: The main component of coconut is fat and saturated fat, which raises both good an bad cholesterol levels. If you therefore have problems with cholesterol, you might consider leaving coconut flakes out of the recipe.

Honey:

  • A natural sweetener
  • Has antioxidant benefits
  • NB: the benefits of the honey depends very much on its quality!

Maple syrup:

  • A natural sweetener, contains 60% sugar
  • Serves as antioxidants due to its richness in manganese and zinc
Coconut-Ginger Power Bombs

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