Watercress Power Balls…

Fancy making some Watercress Power Balls?

Autumn’s the time to heave a sigh of relief, store away the bikini and snuggle back into all-forgiving, baggy jumpers and boots.

But you know you shouldn’t – you should carry on with that exercise regime to keep the body beautiful and healthy, whatever the time of year. Here’s a recipe that might make it all a little easier.

These Watercress Power Balls are great to eat before or after exercise for added energy, but, to be honest they taste so great they’re perfect simply as a healthy snack at your desk!

How To Make Watercress Power Balls:

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 0
Serves: 6


  • 20g watercress
  • 30g pumpkin seeds
  • 40g Medjool dates
  • 25g whole hazelnuts
  • 10g puffed brown rice
  • Pinch of ground turmeric
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Pinch of Himalayan pink salt
  • 1 tsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Manuka honey
  • 5g chia seeds
  • Juice of ½ an orange


1. Pick the watercress leaves off the stalks and finely chop.

2. Place the pumpkin seeds in a food processor and blend until chopped to a crumb-like consistency. Reserve half of the pumpkin seeds on a plate and add the rest back to the blender.

3. Add all other ingredients to the blender. Blend on full power until everything is thoroughly combined and the mixture has come together, which may take a few minutes.

4. Divide into 12 balls and roll in the ground pumpkin seeds to coat.

5. The balls can be kept for 3-5 days in a refrigerated airtight container.

Recipe c/o: Give yourself a hygge this Autumn and enjoy these delicious, heart-warming recipes. For these and other inspiring recipe ideas, visit Watercress. recipe photography credited: Lara Jane Thorpe.

What do you think of these Watercress Power Balls?

Fancy making some? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…


Hi, I am Claire and I created Claire Justine in 2011. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them. Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts with us.



  1. Anonymous
    September 20, 2017 / 5:33 pm

    These sound like an interesting combination!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      September 21, 2017 / 9:57 am

      Thanks for stopping by

  2. Jean | DelightfulRepast.com
    September 21, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    Claire, when I saw watercress I had to check this out. I love watercress and have never had it in anything at all like this! What a great combination of tastes and textures.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      September 28, 2017 / 7:41 pm

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  3. Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog
    September 23, 2017 / 8:20 am

    These look so yummy and would also make really great appetizers!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      September 28, 2017 / 7:41 pm

      Thanks for the comment Mary 🙂

  4. My thrift store addiction
    September 24, 2017 / 10:06 pm

    Thanks for the recipe–it looks really delicious and I've pinned it 🙂 However, as stated in the party guidelines, Vintage Charm is for vintage inspired decor and projects. Food links are not included.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      September 28, 2017 / 7:42 pm

      Aww I'm sorry. I will add some vintage posts next time.

  5. Miz Helen
    September 25, 2017 / 4:53 pm

    We will love your Watercress Power Balls, can't wait to try them! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!Miz Helen

    • Clairejustine oxox
      September 28, 2017 / 7:42 pm

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  6. Leanna - Of Faeries and Fauna
    September 27, 2017 / 7:03 am

    I have never eaten watercress. These look very intriguing and flavourful. Pinning to my appetizer board. Thanks for sharing.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      September 28, 2017 / 7:43 pm

      Thanks for stopping by and the pin.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      September 29, 2017 / 9:21 pm

      Thanks for the feature. This is a guest post, isn't it amazing 🙂

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