Fudgy Chocolate Cherry Seed Cycling Balls (nut & coconut free)

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These rich fudgy seed cycling balls are the perfect way to seed cycle without the hassle. Enjoy these choco-cherry treats each day of the follicular phase.

I fumble the glue pot, so the spreader stays inexplicably wedged between my chubby fingers while the sticky mass of PVA travels towards my toes. And worse, the classroom’s corner story-time carpet.

My eyes screw up so that I can’t see the inevitable: the pot explodes child-safe adhesive all over the butt-worn carpeting, like a pie plummeting onto the pavement from grown-up heights.

I hold my breath and squint, one-eyed, through the frames of my splotchy glasses. Yup, it’s as bad as I thought. The classroom takes a collective breath as all eyes turn to teacher.

These rich fudgy seed cycling balls are the perfect way to seed cycle without the hassle. Enjoy these choco-cherry treats each day of the follicular phase.

A pre-emptive “I’m so sorry!” makes its way out of my mouth and then I realize through my bubble of embarrassment that she’s… yelling?

Screaming, would be more like. And I know I should be listening as she waves her hands widely and lets loose as though I did this on purpose. But instead my brain shuts down as the shame of her response wraps its way around my face like a too-tight scarf.

The next thing I know, my eight year old legs are powering me back to my desk. I sweep up the plastic box – still baby wipe stinky – and stuff as much stationary in there as I can. My fingers are shaking with what I’ll later know is the kind of indignant anger that I will find it impossible to summon as an adult.

These rich fudgy seed cycling balls are the perfect way to seed cycle without the hassle. Enjoy these choco-cherry treats each day of the follicular phase.

I snap, pressing down on Pampers’ embossed farm animals. And I stomp with all my eight year old might out of the classroom. I pound through the ground floor hall, down the corridor, through yet-another door that someone should probably be watching and, finally, out into the playground.

My house sits at the end of the street, so I can practically see my father’s un-apologetically sunshine-hued front door from here. I tuck my case to my chest and head home. Because a teacher is definitely not supposed to shout at me. I know that for sure.

These rich fudgy seed cycling balls are the perfect way to seed cycle without the hassle. Enjoy these choco-cherry treats each day of the follicular phase.

The flaw in my plan is obvious as soon as I reach the door and ring the bell. My parents are, predictably for a week day, at work. And I don’t have a key. Because, you know, I’m eight.

So I slap the damn pencil case to the stoop and circle the neighborhood, cross an enormous busy road – carefully, at the zebra crossing, duh – and announce loudly inside the office: “MUUUUUUUUUUM! MRS A WAS MEAN TO ME!”

At which point, the screaming starts. I look around at the commotion enveloping me. Man, adults are weird. All I wanna do is go home.

These rich fudgy seed cycling balls are the perfect way to seed cycle without the hassle. Enjoy these choco-cherry treats each day of the follicular phase.

It occurs to me, almost 30 years later, that I had a stronger sense of self then than I did for most of my adult life that would follow. I like to remember that somewhere inside me still is that little girl who knew what she was worth & how she should be spoken to. Especially, and most of all, by herself.

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These rich fudgy seed cycling balls are the perfect way to seed cycle without the hassle. Enjoy these choco-cherry treats each day of the follicular phase.
These rich fudgy seed cycling balls are the perfect way to seed cycle without the hassle. Enjoy these choco-cherry treats each day of the follicular phase.
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Fudgy Chocolate Cherry Seed Cycling Balls (nut & coconut free)

These rich fudgy seed cycling balls are the perfect way to seed cycle without the hassle. Enjoy these choco-cherry treats each day of the follicular phase.

These rich fudgy seed cycling balls are the perfect way to seed cycle without the hassle. Enjoy these choco-cherry treats each day of the follicular phase.

  • Author: Rachael Bryant / Meatified
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 16 seed cycling balls 1x
  • Category: snack, treat
  • Method: no cook
  • Cuisine: gluten free, grain free, nut free, paleo, whole30
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Ingredients

Optional garnishes:

Instructions

GRIND: Measure the flax seeds into a spice mill (or mini food processor with a grind button). Grind the seeds until they form an evenly textured powder that is barely starting to clump together.

CHOP: In a food processor, add the pitted dates and pulse until very roughly chopped. If your dates are a little older or drier, add up to 1 tablespoon / 15 milliliters of very hot water before chopping to help soften them up.

PROCESS: Add the ground flax seed and all other ingredients to the food processor bowl. Process until evenly combined and the mixture is starting to clump together. If you take a small amount of the mixture from the bowl and press it together in your hands, it should hold together nicely. If not, add very hot water 1 teaspoon / 5 milliliters at a time, and process again until it holds together. Use the least amount of water possible or it will end up very sticky!

ROLL: Divide the mixture into 16 pieces and roll them between your hands into 1 1/2 inch / 3.8 centimeter balls. If you like, roll them in any one of the extra garnishes to finish. Best stored at room temperature for a more fudgey texture, but will also keep in an airtight container in the fridge.

Notes

  • These seed cycling balls are for the follicular phase of your period, days 1 – 13.
  • Flax seeds, pumpkin seeds & cacao powder are all Stage 2 AIP reintroductions.

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