This dish has many names – coconut energy balls or coconut laddoos (as popularly known in India ) or coconut bliss balls. The trend is all about raw energy balls these days! But do you ever wonder where the inspiration came from 🤔 ?
I feel in India, it all dates back to our (great) great-grandmas’ kitchens. Yes, I feel the energy balls have been there for a long time! Our (great) great-grandmas regularly churned out all sorts of “energy balls” ensuring those mason jars were always full and placed way above the reach of little prying hands, lest they mysteriously vanished overnight. There was a special kind for all festivities and celebrations too. Though not the quickest to prepare, the taste would more than compensate for all the effort.
Unfortunately with each passing generation, the patience level keeps dipping, and hence we now have recipes for ten-minute coconut laddoos – the answer to all my prayers. To make this at home, all you need is a blender and a few basic ingredients and these coconut energy balls are ready in a jiffy. Scroll down for the recipe.
- Desiccated coconut (fresh or frozen)- 1 cup and 2 tablespoons
- Unsweetened coconut milk (I used Kara brand)- 2 tablespoons
- Coconut oil (melted)- 2 teaspoons
- Honey - 2 tablespoons (increase or decrease the amount as per desired sweetness)
- Cardamom powder- ½ teaspoon
- Pure vanilla extract- ½ teaspoon
- Pulse all the ingredients in a blender until an almost smooth consistency is achieved. You would need to scrape down the sides. Be careful to not over blend the mixture to a paste.
- Grease your palms with one-teaspoon coconut oil and shape the mixture into small balls of desired size. Sprinkle some desiccated coconut over the balls if desired.
Calories (per ball)- 20 Nutrition-Calcium/ Iron/Manganese/ Magnesium/Vitamin B Complex It does wonders for your- Energy/Hair/Skin/Immunity/ Cardiovascular health/Sleep This is “My 3pm Meal”