So I know I am not in a position to be needing an alternative to HRT but none the less I am on a quest to learn how to make a variety of bliss balls. I got the idea for the HRT adaptation because someone was asking me about the cake recipe my mum used to give out to her patients. It seemed a good idea to make the recipe and see what i was dealing with (having a couple of willing guinea pigs already) well despite my best efforts (i pride myself in my baking skills) the cake was heavy and not particularly appetising. The challenge was set! It got my creative juices flowing and off I went, it took a bit of time to adjust the recipe from cake to ball but after some research on phytoestrogen levels in ingredients I was well on the way to success. I discovered that flaxseed had three times the amount of phytoestrogen levels as soya does, which was fantastic news for the recipe as it already included some flaxseed and it just meant a bit of tweaking to make these delightfully yummy moments.
Now for the recipe, normally there should be a plethora of pictures showing different stages of the recipe to guide you, but honestly these are so easy I trust all of your capabilities, if you wish to share your results I would love to hear about them!
250g of Oats (Preferably gluten free but not vital)
135g Pitted Dates (Preferably soaked)
60g Golden/Brown Flaxseed/Linseed
30g Sunflower Seeds
30g Pumpkin Seeds
2 x Handfuls of Cranberries
Handful of Cacao Nibs (Optional)
2 Tbsp Peanut Butter or other nut butter
2xDsp Honey/Maple Syrup/Agave
135ml Soya Milk (Approx)
Coating options: Cocao, Goji Berries, Matcha Green Tea, Coconut anything you like really!
Using a mixer/bullet blender mix the Dates, Seeds, Cranberries and Cacao until small chunks
Add the oats again and pulse to incorporated thoroughly
Add Nut Butter and Sweetner and pulse again until it starts coming together
Add the Milk gradually until it becomes a very stiff paste (a little bit sticky but not gooey as it will not set)
Roll your balls in your preferred coating and place on greaseproof paper on a tray and refrigerate/freeze for a couple of hours. They will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a month if they last that long! One a day is an acceptable ‘Dose’ I hope you enjoy and please let me know if you like it!!
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