Turmeric is a strong flavor, and not for everyone, but for those of us who like it, the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric are such a tasty, tasty benefit. If you’re not as sold on the unique spice, though, consider these keto friendly turmeric balls anyway as the other ingredients make for a yummy keto treat.
Just start with a little less turmeric in your recipe, and don’t skip the black pepper. This helps with turmeric absorption and increases all the benefits of using this amazing spice.
I suffer from rheumatoid arthritis and have found that certain anti inflammatory foods are much better at helping out with the pain associated than actual over the counter medicines. Turmeric has worked wonders for me over the years. I drink and eat it as often as I can get.
Not telling you to drop any meds or anything! Just reminding you of the power of food- its worth a try. And even if you don’t have any health issues, these turmeric balls are a healthy snack. Try them while drinking a keto turmeric golden chai drink and you will be in heaven!
You can actually customize these turmeric ball treats anyway you like to cater to your specific taste buds. Roll them in sesame seeds, douse them in more coconut, or even dip them in keto dark chocolate like Lilys!
Using a microwave-safe bowl, microwave the coconut butter and coconut oil 15 seconds to soften. If they are still too hard to stir easily, microwave in additional 5-second increments until soft enough to easily stir. Be careful, however, that you don't go too far—you don't want a liquid here.
Add all the spices in one bowl and mix thoroughly.
Add the spice mixture to the coconut oil mix and blend well into smooth batter.
Scoop out roughly ½ tablespoon sized portions of the batter, rolling them into a ball before placing them on a parchment paper lined plate. If the batter is too soft to easily roll, place in the refrigerator a few minutes to help it firm up a little, then try again. You should end up with 8 balls on your plate.
Refrigerate the balls for at least 15 minutes to help them firm up, then store in an airtight container. If your kitchen is warm, you may need to keep them in the refrigerator, but otherwise they will keep okay in an airtight container on the counter.
You may need to additionally shred the coconut with a nut chopper or even coffee grinder to get the right texture for your balls; many shredded coconut packages are not finely shredded enough. (Or you may find you prefer a less finely shredded texture; use your preferences.) If you prefer a little bit of sweetness, you can add a drop or two of liquid stevia—just be careful not to overdo it.
Airtight storage container
(optional) Nut chopper or coffee grinder for more finely shredded coconut
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