Pistachio-Pear Energy Balls

So easy! And guilt-free: One ball runs you only about 120 cals.

They're basically no-bake cookies, except these little guys are made with Oz-y ingredients (dates, nuts, oats). Whir up this recipe adapted from Christal Sczebel's book, Energy Balls, then comb your fave wellness blogs for more ideas.

Level: Easy
Yield: 18 balls

Ingredients

  • c. pitted dates
  • 1 c. dried pears
  • 1/2 c. cashews
  • 1/2 c. shelled pistachios
  • 1/2 c. oats
  • 1 tbsp. cashew butter
  • 2 tbsp. ground ginger
  • 3 tbsp. water

Directions

  1. Combine 1 cup pitted dates, 1 cup dried pears, 1/2 cup cashews, 1/2 cup shelled pistachios, 1/2 cup oats, 1 Tbsp cashew butter, 2 Tbsp ground ginger, and 3 Tbsp water in a food processor. Blend for 2 to 3 min (you may need to add more water).
  2. Spread 1/2 cup chopped pistachios on a plate.
  3. Scoop pear mixture with a tablespoon; use wet hands to form a ball. Roll it in chopped pistachios and set on a separate plate.
  4. Repeat to make 18 balls.
  5. Freeze for 30 min to set.
  6. Store in fridge.

This story originally appeared in the March 2017 issues of Dr. Oz The Good Life.

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