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    Ruth's Flax Seed Balls

    Ruth's Flax Seed Balls. Photo by Missy Wombat

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    Missy Wombat's Note:

    An untried raw food vegan recipe that was recommended on a vegan newsgroup I lurk on. Aug 2004: Finally got around to making these myself. They are pretty sticky so I rolled them in coconut just like truffles. Big hit with the 3 year old and me. Would be worth putting in the fridge or freezer to firm them up.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 12

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    • 1/2 cup ground flax seed, brown or golden (in a clean coffee grinder reserved for this purpose or nut grinder)
    • 3 tablespoons sunflower seeds, ground up same way
    • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds, ground up same way
    • 2 tablespoons carob powder (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon coconut, ground (raw or dehydrated at low temperature, if possible)
    • 1 pinch salt (optional)
    • 3 tablespoons honey or 2 tablespoons maple syrup (optional)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Mix all together and either knead well or put in food processor to process.
    2. 2
      Form into balls.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 06, 2011

      55

      Very tasty way to get the additional flax in my diet! I noticed some people were having trouble getting the balls to hold together. I think the problem might be that the directions on amount of flax used is a little confusing. When I put 1/2 c. of flax seed in my VitaMix I noticed that after I ground it the amount doubled in bulk (ie: the 1/2 c. flax seed was now 1 c.). So, I measured 1/2 c. flax seed AFTER it had been ground. Then I ground my sesame and sunflower seeds as the recipe states. Since my carob was lumpy & hard (must've gotten damp at some point) and my raw coconut was chunky I ended up putting everything back in the VitaMix for one last whirl. I emptied all this into a bowl and added the honey and mixed with a mixing spoon. Everything stuck together nicely. I used a small cookie scoop (like the old fashioned ice cream scoops) and it made 12 balls quick as could be and I nibbled on the little bit that was leftover. No messy hands this way! Thanks so much for helping to get the little extra flax to go down easier!

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    • on January 24, 2004

      55

      Wow! What a wonderful and nutritious treat! I have made these twice now for breakfast and the second time I used molasses rather than the maple syrup. The molasses is not only better for you, it adds some extra moisture which helped the balls stay together a little better. Thank you, Missy Wombat for a winner!

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    • on January 13, 2004

      55

      Yum Indeed!!! Now I can eat "candy" and be healthy! These delicious balls of powerful nutrition taste like a sinful treat, but are sooooo good for you. They provide large doses of calcium, potassium and Omega 3 and 6 oils to keep our arteries clean and supple. The recommended daily dose of flax is 3-6 tablespoons. Thank you sooooo much MissyWombat for posting this wonderful recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Ruth's Flax Seed Balls

    Serving Size: 1 (17 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 83.5
     
    Calories from Fat 50
    60%
    Total Fat 5.6 g
    8%
    Saturated Fat 0.9 g
    4%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 3.0 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 7.4 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
    9%
    Sugars 4.5 g
    18%
    Protein 2.2 g
    4%

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