For the first time since I moved to Adelaide, I welcomed my very first guests into my home – a handful of my very best friends.
Like little old ladies, we sat and talked over a cuppa, moving from topics such as boys, to the best fabrics for curtains to knitting and then after much discussion, we swapped a few recipes.
Actually, that is a complete and utter lie. We didn’t have a cuppa, we didn’t talk about boys or curtains and we certainly didn’t knit. I have never really been much of a girlie girl. Still…its a nice image isn’t it and one needs a good story behind a new recipe.
Hmmm…ok, ok, let’s just stick with the truth then shall, we as this recipe doesn’t really need a good story, it sells itself.
This tahini ball recipe was indeed handed to me by the girls. Originally, a recipe created by Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat, the girls raved about how good these balls were and how easy they were to make. So…I thought I should go ahead and make the balls, to see just how good they are.
However, if you know me, you know I like to make a recipe my own. So I decided to make these balls fructose free by excluding the dried fruit and with maximum nutritional value by making my own LSA (linseed aka flaxseed, sunflower seed and almond mixture) and also my own desiccated coconut. The main reason behind crushing my own LSA is that linseed can lose its nutritional components the longer it is exposed to oxygen. If you want to read more about the nutritional components of Linseed, you can read here.
Still a very simple recipe, and whats more, you should have all of these ingredients in your cupboard all ready to go! Bing, bang, boom…you have instant, healthy, snack food.
Try them out and why not add your own special touch to truly make them yours.
- 1/2 C Flaxseed
- 1/4 C Sunflower seed, raw
- 1/4 C Almonds, raw
- ½ C Tahini
- ½ C Rice Malt Syrup (honey if you prefer)
- ½ C Organic Shredded Coconut
- ½ C Almonds, Raw
- 2 TB Bee Pollen (optional)
- *If you truly feel you need sweetness, add 1/2 C dried fruit to the mixture
- 1. Place the first 3 ingredients into the processor, and mix until finely ground.
- 2. Add all other ingredients and process until combined.
- 3. Using your hands, form small balls - the natural oils from the seeds will allow the ingredients to stick together if you squeeze it between your hands.
- 4. Coat with coconut or more flaxseed, or keep as is.
- 5. Eat as is, or freeze and eat straight from the freezer
- I think these are delicious straight out of the freezer; they are bit more compact and the texture changes to a crunchy ball of goodness. Enjoy!