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Sweet Potato Spiced Energy Bites

These little balls are full of immune boosting turmeric and cinnamon, an all-round superhero with its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and blood sugar lowering benefits. The spices add a lovely warmth and depth of flavour to the natural sweetness of the sweet potato.

Sweet Potato Spiced Energy Bites
Tahini gives a lovely nuttiness and a bit more chewiness to the texture. These aren't your typical overly sugary energy bite made with lots of dried fruit. The taste is subtle yet satisfying and gives plenty of energy to combat any mid-afternoon slump with no detrimental effect on insulin levels. There is always the option to add a few dates into the mix for those needing that little extra sweetness.

Sweet Potato Spiced Energy Bites
Grain-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Dairy-free, Refined Sugar-free

Makes 15 Bites

1 medium sweet potato (approx 200g), cooked, cooled and peeled
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
2 tbsp tahini
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp mixed spice
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp ginger
1 tsp vanilla extract
sesame seeds
optional: 3-5 large soft pitted dates, or to taste (depends on size of dates)

1. Place sunflower seeds in a food processor and pulse a few times until a rough crumb.
2. Add sweet potato, tahini, vanilla, cinnamon, mixed spice, turmeric and ginger.
3. Process until evenly combined and one cohesive sticky dough is formed.
4. Roll dough into balls just a bit smaller than a ping pong size (or whatever size you like!) and roll each ball in sesame seeds to coat.
5. Store in an airtight container in fridge or freeze and defrost for a few minutes before eating.