Gingerbread Oat Bliss Ball

If you’re like me and still have some gingerbread spice mix left from Christmas, these bliss balls are perfect to use some of it.

They are quite different from my other recipe.

Thanks to the ginger and the cloves, gingerbread spice mix is a great source of magnesium, iron, vitamin B6, calcium and vitamin B12.

Actually, this mix is a great source of antioxydant, anti inflammatory, energy boost, digestion aid and nausea reliever.

To make this recipe, you will need

45ml of nut butter

30ml of coconut oil

30ml maple syrup

6 Medjool dates, pitted

15 to 20ml of gingerbread spice mix

250ml of rolled oats

Add the nut butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, dates and spices to the food processor with half of the oats. Pulse, then add the other half of the oats, pulsing until well combined.

Roll mixture into balls and place in the freezer to harden for 30-60 minutes.

Best stored in the fridge.

In health,

Chantal

Almond Gingerbread Smoothie

Almond milk, almond butter, banana, gingerbread spice mix.

This is a lighter version of my gingerbread smoothie. See here for the other one!

The almond milk gives a thinner feel in the mouth and is lighter in terms of calories as opposed to my other gingerbread smoothie which is made with full fat coconut milk.

It does contain half a day’s recommended intake of vitamin E and a significant amount of calcium.

This version is great for a light breakfast or a light snack.

To make, use

350ml of homemade unsweetened almond milk

15ml of almond butter

1 banana

2 to 5ml of gingerbread spice mix

Put all in a blender and mix. Enjoy!

In health,

Chantal

Gingerbread Bliss Balls

As you already know, I am a fan of gingerbread spice mix.

For our holiday special menu, I created this recipe to put this amazing spice mix in the spotlight. Also because we need something for those with a sweet tooth. 😉

These Balls taste is subtle and refined. Perfect happiness!

Not too sweet, just a perfect balance of spices and sweetness. The pinch of salt brings everything together.

Just what we need for Christmas !

Since I promised a simple menu, these balls are perfect. A few minutes to make and a few more to eat!

So simple and can be made ahead. Very practical in this time of year!

Here it is…

175g of cashews

30g of cashew butter

15ml of maple syrup

5ml of gingerbread spice mix

Pinch of salt or 3-4ml

Add all ingredients into the mixer and pulse until you get a nice crumbly paste.

Spoon and mold into balls. It makes about 15 balls.

Store in airtight container either in the fridge or the freeze for a longer period.

Gingerbread Smoothie

Banana, oatmeal, coconut milk, gingerbread spice mix, water.

For me, Holiday season goes hand in hand with gingerbread spices. It makes me think of gingerbread houses that I use to make with mom or the neighbours. I was always impatient to break the cookies and eat them! I don’t anymore but I love healthy alternatives that brings back great and comforting memories.

One of the alternative that I appreciate is this super simple gingerbread Smoothie.

In your blender, pour

200ml of full fat coconut milk

200ml of water

1 banana

30-40g of already made oatmeal (optional)

10ml (or more if you like!) of gingerbread spice mix *

And blend until smooth. Enjoy!

In health,

Chantal

Gingerbread spice mix

*to make gingerbread spice mix you need

30ml of ground ginger,

30ml of ground cinnamon

10ml of ground cloves,

10ml of ground nutmeg

Mix and store in airtight container.