I love snacks. Mini snacks between meals keep my energy levels up and help me avoid brain fog. If there are two categories I’m always looking for a “better” option it’s crackers and snack bars! I love both, and I’m always on the search for another great choice. When I feel like what I’m looking for just doesn’t exist – I usually turn to the kitchen to make my own. Energy bites are a favorite of mine because they are so simple to make, packed with real whole foods and I can easily adjust the recipe to have more protein, fiber, healthy fats and change up the flavor.
Turmeric is a nutrient packed ingredient I try to incorporate into my diet at least once a week, if not daily! Whether I’m adding it to smoothies, soups or snacks bites… It’s versatile and packed with nutrition. I’m a fan of fresh turmeric root but I also love the ease of this Daily Turmeric Nutrient Booster Powder from MegaFood, which combines turmeric, vitamin C, real oranges, blueberries and cranberries, plus black pepper extract. MegaFood crafts supplements with real food and added nutrients. They are committed to quality, offering products that are non-GMO, certified glyphosate residue free, tested for 125+ herbicides and pesticides, vegetarian or vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free.
Turmeric has been around for thousands of years. It has been used in both food and medicine, and has many health benefits! One key role of turmeric is maintaining a healthy whole body inflammation response* – and is known for its ability to help you bounce back from things like that sore knee after a morning workout or stiffness after a day of yard work.*
Turmeric contains an active substance known as curcumin. This compound is what makes turmeric a functional food. The Mayo Clinic defines a functional food as “foods that have a potentially positive effect on health beyond basic nutrition.” (1)
An easy way to enjoy more turmeric is by adding it to homemade energy bites, such as this recipe below! If you’re interested in MegaFood, you can take 20% off your order with code HGG20 at megafood.com.
Turmeric Energy BitesPrint Recipe
- 30 apricots about 1 ½ cup
- 1 ¼ cup rolled oats
- ⅓ cup almonds
- ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 tablespoon unrefined coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon ginger powder
- 1 teaspoon about 2 servings MegaFood Daily Turmeric Nutrient Booster Powder
- 1 tablespoon filtered water
- Add all ingredients to a food processor and pulse until crumbling
- Scoop ¼ cup crumbles into your clean hands and squeeze together, roll into balls.
- Store in the refrigerator and enjoy!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Disclosure: The post is sponsored by MegaFood