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Fig Tahini Seed Cycling Energy Balls

These fig flecked seed cycling energy balls are packed with tahini, sunflower & sesame seeds, so they're the perfect no cook treat for the luteal phase.

These fig flecked seed cycling energy balls are packed with tahini, sunflower & sesame seeds, so they’re the perfect no cook treat for the luteal phase.

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Ingredients

Optiona extras for decorating:

Instructions

GRIND: Measure the sesame seeds into either a spice mill or mini food processor and mill or grind until the seeds are broken up to the consistency of a slightly damp flour. You’re looking for a mixture that just starts to clump together, but you don’t want to process past that point or you will end up with a paste. Stop short of that or your energy balls will end up too oily.

PROCESS: Add the figs and sunflower seeds to the bowl of a (full size) food processor. Pulse several times until the sunflower seeds start to break up and the figs start to become sticky. At this point, add the milled or ground sesame seeds as well as all the other ingredients to the food processor. Pulse, scraping down the sides a few times as needed, until the energy ball mixture comes together and starts to form a  ball. When the mixture looks smoothly combined with fig seeds flecked throughout, stop processing.

ROLL: Use your hands to divide the mixture into 16 evenly sized pieces, about the size of a 2 tablespoon / 30 milliliter measuring spoon each. Gently roll each piece into a ball and place on wax paper in an airtight container. Keep the balls at room temperature or for a firmer texture (or in a warmer climate), in the fridge. If you like, you can roll the fig tahini seed cycling energy balls in optional extras of your choice.

Notes

  • These seed cycling energy balls are for your luteal phase, or days 14 – 28 of your period.
  • The color of your energy balls will depend on the type of fig you used. The lighter the color of the figs, the more golden your finished energy balls will be. I used these Smryna figs which are on the darker side.
  • If your figs are on the older, drier side, soak them for 10 minutes in very hot / just boiled water, then drain well through a mesh sieve and follow the recipe above.
  • Sesame seeds, sunflower seeds & tahini are all Stage 2 AIP reintroductions.