Stress-Relieving Adaptogenic Moon Balls 

March 17, 2020

Stress-Relieving Adaptogenic Moon Balls 

Zoe Lyons of @wildblend aims to inspire people to live an active, happy and healthy lifestyle and to eat wild, unpackaged, natural foods to nourish their bodies and their souls.

Not only are her recipes jam packed full of goodness but they also look stunning, which is why we were so excited to feature her Stress-Relieving Adaptogenic Moon Balls in our Autumn RY Magazine.

Just one Adaptogenic Moon Ball can make the world of difference when you’re feeling stressed-out and this recipe is packed with ingredients that reduce anxiety so read on for all the details... 

Ingredients:
For the balls:

1/3 cup Medjool dates, pitted
1 cup raw walnuts
½ cup gluten-free oats
1 tsp vanilla bean essence
225g Lion’s Mane Elixir
½ tsp Maca powder
2 tbsp maple syrup
1/8 tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tbsp macadamia butter (or any nut butter)

For the glaze:

2 tbsp coconut cream
3 tbsp coconut oil, melted (needs to be liquified)
1 tbsp maple syrup
½ tsp vanilla
½ tsp matcha powder
1 tsp pink pitaya powder

For the decoration: (optional)
3 tbsp dairy-free chocolate
2 tbsp, pistachios, diced

Instructions:

  1. To make the balls, add all ingredients to a high-speed food processor and process until dough forms and all ingredients are well mixed.
  2. Form into 8 balls of about 1 tablespoon each. Place on a parchment paper lined tray and freeze for about an hour until firm.
  3. Once the balls are firm, make the glaze. For the glaze, place all ingredients (except the matcha and pitaya powder) in a bowl and whisk until smooth. Divide the mixture into two separate smaller bowls and add the matcha powder to one and the pitaya powder to the other bowl. Whisk to combine.
  4. Dunk each ball in the glaze (I alternate between green and pink) and move around until fully coated and return to the parchment-lined tray. The glaze should harden almost immediately since the balls will be cold. If the glaze doesn’t harden because you are in a warm climate, place tray back into the freezer to harden.
  5. For the decoration, melt the chocolate and drizzle over the balls. Sprinkle with pistachios and place back in the freezer to harden.
  6. Once hardened, store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Zoe Lyons of @wildblend aims to inspire people to live an active, happy and healthy lifestyle, and to eat wild, unpackaged, natural foods to nourish their bodies and their souls.

Wildblend represents her strong connection to anything untamed, natural and wildish. She believes that all things in their natural state are wild and therefore good for us.

Her recipes are generally gluten, dairy and refined sugar free and focus on whole foods. Zoe believes in a holistic approach to health. You can’t just be healthy in one placethere has to be a balance in all aspects of your life. That’s why Wildblend’s motto is eat wild – train wild – live wild!

To check out more of Zoe's amazing recipes, head to her website: https://www.wildblend.co/



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