Arvinda's Orange Almond Chai Spiced Treats

Now that back-to-school season is in full swing, moms and dads are looking for healthy treats to pack in lunch boxes. 

In Indian culture, parents give their kids a healthy almond milkshake to help them focus and bring clarity to the mind. It is said almonds help improve the memory, so it's a tradition to take almonds, especially during exam time!

With that in mind, try Arvinda's Orange Almond Chai Treats that are protein-packed, loaded with almonds to keep energy levels high throughout the day and the mind sharp. They are portable and the perfect-sized lunchbox treat!

Arvinda's Chai Masala beautifully scents this treat making it feel heavenly and indulgent!

Arvinda's Orange Almond Chai Spiced Treats

Ingredients:

1 cup                organic almond butter
½ cup               raw honey
½ cup               almonds, finely chopped
¼ cup               chocolate protein powder (whey or plant-based)
¼ cup               flax seeds
¼ cup               hemp seeds
¼ cup               sesame seeds
¼ cup               dried cranberries or raisins
¼ cup               dates or prunes, finely chopped
¼ cup               dry unsweetened coconut + extra ½ cup for dusting
1 tbsp              cocoa powder
1 tbsp              ginger powder
2 tsp                Arvinda’s Chai Masala
                        zest of an orange

Method of Preparation:

In a medium bowl add almond butter and mix well. If consistency is stiff slightly warm up in microwave or on stovetop.

Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Chill in refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.

Roll into balls (slightly smaller than walnut size).

Place remaining coconut in a small bowl. Dust with coconut to garnish. Store in refrigerator. Yield = 40 pieces

Tip: Double the batch, roll out balls and freeze for future use.

Posted on September 8, 2014 and filed under Arvinda's Chai Masala.