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No-Bake Golden Milk Energy Balls

Snacking on golden milk energy balls in tea cup.

Each spring as another camping season draws near, I find myself on the hunt for new gear deals, trail spots, and of course, trail food recipes! My ideal camping fare is healthy, filling, shelf-stable, and simple to make (after all, preparing to hit the trail requires enough prep already!). Homemade energy balls already tick all those boxes, but I was recently inspired to pack even MORE goodness into each tasty bite—with a little turmeric and chai spice.

When I discovered golden milk several years ago, I was immediately hooked. An Ayurveda-inspired drink that takes the spicy-sweet goodness of a chai latte and adds the powerhouse wellness benefits of turmeric? Yes please! I started making them so often, I decided to mix up a bulk batch of golden milk powder spice blend to speed up my prep times. The thing is, once I had a jar of golden goodness sitting ready on the shelf, I found myself adding it to other dishes as well: sprinkling it on yogurt, adding it to my rice cooker, baking it into oatmeal cookies… you name it! Finally, I got the bright idea to add a scoop to a batch of cashew butter protein balls, and a new camp-out favorite was born.

No bake date energy balls on board surrounded by ingredients and golden milk powder.

Golden Milk Protein Power Ball Recipe

Makes 10-12 balls



  1. Pour cashews into food processor and pulse until finely ground.
  2. Add mango and pulse to combine.
  3. Add golden milk powder and coconut flakes, blend to mix.
  4. Remove pits from Medjool dates, add dates to food processor, and pulse to combine.
  5. Turn food processor on low and gradually add cashew butter and maple syrup.
  6. Turn off food processor and attempt to roll mixture into a 1-inch balls. If mixture is too dry, turn processor back on, add coconut oil, and blend until well combined.
  7. With clean hands, roll mixture between palms to form 10 to 12 evenly sized balls.
  8. If desired, roll balls in small dish of coconut flakes to coat
  9. Store in an airtight container; these will keep for at least a week at room temperature and a month or more in the fridge.

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Golden milk energy bites Pinterest pin from Mountain Rose Herbs

Topics: Culinary, Recipes, Green Living


Written by Jana on May 27, 2020

Jana DiSanti is a marketing writer, editor, and strategist who holds a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Sustainability. She has also earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and enjoys exploring techniques that help people change their everyday behaviors to make better use of our precious environmental resources. She's spent her career promoting businesses that strive to better the world, and she loves how passionately her Pacific Northwest community supports that mission! She firmly believes that rethinking our food systems is essential for worldwide human and ecological health, and she is thrilled to help support Mountain Rose Herbs in providing responsibly sourced herbal offerings to its customers. Off-work hours will find her hiking, camping, and mushroom-hunting in Oregon's wild areas, volunteering at her local farmer’s market, or cooking, gardening, and corralling chickens at home.

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