Super seedies – Clean bake

I’m hot on the heels of the Ginger nutters I posted last week. I’m not sure these surpass, but they’re certainly in the running. These ones are really crunchy and nutty, a completely different flavour impact to the previous.

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I like the whole ball concept – they’re more of a little nibble than an actual snack. They’re also a bit more guest friendly and look pretty cool in a glass jar or bowl.

I’ve increased the nut ratio and combined with both prunes and flaxseed (linseed), making them a good digestive aid if that’s in order.

Prunes are really high in fibre and a great source of vitamin k and beta carotene. I’m not sure these small little balls of loveliness alone can help u-turn our ageing, but a diet high in beta carotene can only be a good thing. It protects and fixes the damage of free radicals on our cells.

Linseed is renowned for its wondrous ways. It too has anti-oxidant qualities, it is rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids (the ‘good’ fats) and is packed with fibre.

At the end of the day these balls offer a better type of snacking. They are good for you and keep you fuller longer than an equivalent empty calorie option.

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To make 9 20g balls will need:

  • 40g prunes
  • 30g dried unsulphered apricots
  • 30g raisins
  • 20g almonds
  • 20g brazil nuts
  • 40g cashews
  • 10g linseeds
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup

What to do:

  • This time I just whizzed everything up at once rather than the dry ingredients first. The balls are far more textured this time. I think it’s down to personal preference.
  • Once blitzed you can weigh out (or guesstimate) 20g balls and shape.
  • Then pop in the fridge for a couple of hours. I keep these in a jar in the fridge.

Each 20g ball contains around 90 calories.

Hope you enjoy

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