These balls are absolutely scrumptious and easy to make. They are a great alternative to cacao based treats. Having said that you can use cacao powder instead of carob, but you’ll need to add a natural sweetener such as stevia or Natvia or xylitol to suit your taste.
Seeds offer all manner of health benefits including essential fatty acids and soluble fibre. Linseeds (flaxseed) are also a good source of inulin, a type of fibre that feeds beneficial gut bacteria. Menopause symptoms may be reduced by eating daily linseeds due to important phytoestrogen compounds they contain. These crackers are an excellent health food for everyone and can be topped with goats' cheese, my ABC Nut Spread as I have here, cashew cheese, tapenade or dips. Or simply enjoy them as they are.
You can use any mix of raw nuts that you like in this recipe. You can also add some sunflower seeds, pepitas or chia seeds too if you like. I like to include just one variety of roasted unsalted nut for some added flavour.
Make sure you buy dried fruit without preservatives. You can substitute any of the dried fruit with your favourites, depending on what you have available. Buy organic puffed rice. Have with soy, almond or rice milk and some fresh berries scattered on top. You can also add a good dollop of yoghurt if you tolerate dairy food. To make a larger quantity, you can just double or triple the recipe.
Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is a very nutritious gluten-free seed "grain" that originated with the Aztecs. It is a starchy carbohydrate food that supplies some minerals as well and about the same amount of protein as couscous when prepared. I love the nutty texture and versatility of quinoa and serve it often in the form of a salad or to accompany a hearty casserole. Always rinse quinoa in a sieve under running cold water before cooking to remove slightly bitter compounds it contains when unwashed.
The beetroot in this juice will help your liver play its role in detoxification. You can have this juice as part of breakfast, between meals or as a pre-dinner drink. You can add your extra fibre option to this juice if you like. If you suffer with gout, take the leaves off the celery.
If you are like me and enjoy porridge over the cooler months. This lovely rolled oat recipe will give you a fabulous option for the warmer months. This recipe is wheat and dairy free and detox friendly. To make it gluten free, use a mixture of quinoa flakes and brown rice flakes instead of oats.