Coconut oil is also great for combating sugar cravings. They also pack a great magnesium punch with pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and almonds. Theses balls certainly have plenty to "get you going" if your digestive system has been a bit sluggish. Psyllium husk, which helps bind these together, is a great colon cleanser as it is really rich in soluble fibre. Perhaps I should have called these balls Fibre Balls!
Make a batch and store in the freezer - you don't even need to defrost them before eating!
Zesty Lemon Balls
Soak together: 1/2 cup each almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds
Bring to boil: 1 cup dates in 1/2 cup lemon juice, leave to soak
Put strained nuts/seed and date mix in food processor with:
2 TB psyllium husk
2 TB coconut oil
zest from the lemons,
1/2 cup coconut
Blend, make into balls and roll in coconut or sesame seeds. You may need more lemon juice to get the right consistency. Using sesame seeds adds even more magnesium.
I generally soak the nuts and seed and date mix overnight and make the next morning. Do it to suit you!
Why activate seeds and nuts? Soaking (activating) the seeds and nuts makes all the "goodies" in them available to you. They're high in essential vitamins and minerals and the kind of essential fatty acids that we need for good health. Soaking breaks down phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors which can make nuts and seed difficult to digest.
How to: Cover with water and leave 7 - 12 hours then drain and rinse. You can store activated nuts and seeds in the fridge to use later. They have a softer, creamier texture and blend up really well in dressings, balls, smoothies and many other ways.
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