These lemon turmeric energy balls are just one of the delectable items available at Penticton’s Gratify, a “makery” that makes delicious and nutritious desserts. Owned and operated by Ryan and Connie Oickle, the pair are busying settling into their new base of operations at 469 Main St. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)

Foodie Friday: Lemon turmeric energy balls at Gratify

Satisfy your sweet tooth while sticking to your diet with Connie and Ryan Oickle’s healthy treats

This Foodie Friday, Penticton’s Gratify shows us the best of both worlds with their surprisingly healthy and not-so-surprisingly delicious lemon turmeric energy balls.

Owned and operated by Connie and Ryan Oickle, the pair recently moved their vegan, whole food snack business to 469 Main St. Connie uses her background as a registered holistic nutritionist to modify and enhance dessert recipes for health-conscious customers.

The lemon turmeric energy balls pack a tangy punch thanks to fresh lemon zest and juice. They are also dusted in coconut powder to ensure these almond, chia seeds and date-stuffed balls satisfy your sweet tooth.

READ ALSO: Foodie Friday: Hero Burger and salad at Burger 55

“These are really unique and I think it surprises people because they see the dusted, shredded coconut and they think it’s going to be a kind of dry and crunchy ball,” said Ryan. “But inside it’s kind of soft and gooey because of the real lemon juice. It has a really good tang too, it’s a good product. We always like to talk about it.”

The pair spend their days filling orders, restocking their supply and helping walk-in customers find the perfect treat. They are appreciative of the support the community has shown them and say they love the niche they’ve created in the sweet treats industry.

To report a typo, email: editor@pentictonwesternnews.com.

Jordyn Thomson | Reporter
JordynThomson 
Send Jordyn Thomson an email.
Like the Western News on Facebook.
Follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Vernon Panthers shut down South Kamloops

Top-ranked Cats roll to 27-0 victory over Titans at Greater Vernon Athletics Park

Vernon Vipers win fifth straight

Matt Kowalski scores in overtime as Snakes stop Trail Smoke Eaters 3-2 at Kal Tire Place

Rain in forecast for Okanagan-Shuswap region

Mixed bag of clouds, sun and showers forecast for the week ahead

Vernon Lotto 649 ticket matches five of six numbers and bonus

Ticket in Saturday’s draw bought in Vernon and is worth nearly $32,000

PPC party discredits its former Kelowna-Lake Country president’s past accusations of racism

Daniel Joseph left the party in March and is now an independent candidate in the riding

Summerland council agrees to 30-year lease with steam railway

Tourist train has been operating as an attraction in Summerland since 1995

Speeding a concern on Summerland streets

Police observe fast motorists in town and on Highway 97

Greta Thunberg meets with First Nations chief in Fort McMurray

Thunberg has turned her protest against climate change into a global movement

Canucks hang on for 3-2 win over Rangers in New York

Vancouver scores three times in first period

More beef products recalled due to possible E. coli contamination

The food safety watchdog has been investigating possible E. coli 0157:H7

Roads contractor waits for snow removal equipment as winter looms

The newly-hired highway maintenance company serving the region is hitting some bumps… Continue reading

B.C. VIEWS: How to get the best deal on your ICBC car insurance

ICBC slowly being dragged into the 21st century

Most Read