Last week I accidentally picked up an extra can of sweet potato puree so I decided to put a spin on my Pumpkin Energy Balls. I'm so glad I did because these turned out scrumptious! I love coming up with recipes like this because it adds an important vegetable into your diet, but tastes like dessert! Yes, there is sweet potato casserole that is like eating dessert, but this recipe is quick to make and no baking required! It's great to give to kids (and adults) who are normally picky about eating veggies too! Just don't tell them what's in it! 🙂
You might be wondering why I decided to call these “Beautifying Balls” instead of the norm, “Energy Balls”. Well, here are some of the reasons. Sweet potatoes are a good source of Vitamin A, B, C, E and K. One sweet potato has 100% plus a little more of the daily recommended amount of Vitamin A.
So, why should you care that it has all these vitamins? For starters, Vitamin A (the body turns the Beta-Carotene into Vit A) has been shown to protect against sun damage. It also repairs cells that have already been damaged by UV Rays. Most people know that Vitamin C helps boost your immune system, but did you know it also produces collagen which helps maintain skin’s youthful elasticity and keeps you looking young by fighting off wrinkles! When all of these vitamins are combined together it's a concoction to achieving and maintaing beautiful skin. Eat Up!
Sweet Potato Energy Balls
- Put all ingredients except for oats and coconut shreds in a food processor
- Blend until dates are completely chopped and you have sticky mixture
- In a large bowl mix the oats and coconut shreds into the mixture
- Place mix in the fridge for at least 30 min
- Remove from fridge. Use a spoon to form the mixture into small balls
- Store in the fridge for two weeks.