It makes perfect sense that seeds are incredibley healthy. They are the little itty powerhouse that will grow into a whole new plant, or even tree. Seeds represent life and therefore support our healthful life. There are all types of seeds- some that I use for sprouting and others that I eat just as they are (though I do often soak them before eating- especially if I am making milk from them).
I had a client over yesterday and I was going through her program with her and I could tell she was becoming a little overwhelmed and a little fearful over what her new life, filled with amazing healthful food, was going to look like. Now, don't go thinking that all my clients are fed treats, I just happened to have these leftover from my weekend workshop and I could tell she needed them.
So I served her a couple of my Honey and Seed Treats and her first response was "These are amazing. Are these health food? Like... they're good for me?". And all her worries (well most) vanished. When healthy food tastes good, you can convert anyone.
These honey seed treats are raw, gluten-free, dairy and sugar free and are sweetened with top grade raw honey. The assortment of seeds provides the anti-inflammatory, nervous system supportive and hormonal balancing omega 3 essential fatty acids. They are also a great source of fibre and protein- essential for slowing the absorption of sugars into the blood stream.
These are amazing alternatives to those processed and packaged protein bars and granola bars.
- Sweet Rolled Flax Balls
- 1 cup flax seeds (ground)
- ½ cup sesame seeds (ground)
- ⅓ cup pumpkin seeds, chopped fine
- ½- 3/4 cup raw honey
- ½-3/4 cup shredded dry coconut
- cinnamon to taste
- ¼ cup cocoa powder(optional)
- 2 Tbs chia seeds(optional)
- In mixing bowl, combine ground seeds with honey, coconut and cinnamon.
- Roll mixture into small round balls, or into a longer log shape.
- Pour cocoa powder onto plate and roll balls through it to give them a light dusting of cocoa.
- Put in freezer.
- Remove from freezer about ten minutes prior to serving. If in a longer log shape, slice into rounds using a serrated knife.