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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!
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!
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.
I made two batches of these, one with regular honey for my husband and one with sugar-free "honey" for me (to accommodate my low carb diet). Both turned out fantastic. This is an excellent and easy recipe.
Yum! These were quick and easy to make. I used everything listed plus a total of 5 TB of honey to make this sweeter and to hold together better. Next time I will try this with maple syrup. (So far, I could only find toasted carob powder) My guests liked these too. I was tempted to make a double batch, however the oil in the flax seed becomes less potent if they are not eaten right away. I can see that I will be making these every few days- It is good and tasty way to increase your flax seed oil consumption.
These are totally worth making. I keep them in the freezer as a yummy way to get more Omega-3s in my family's diet, and they never last long. Last time I used maple syrup but this time I subbed brown rice syrup and it worked well. Yes, they taste healthy but I'd much rather snack on these than take daily shots of flax oil.
Brilliant. It does stick in your teeth but I don't mind as you keep eating for longer still. I used manuka honey, no sesame seeds or almonds but 3x the sunflower seeds as it was all I had. I did use carob and it was delicious. I'm eating it now - too impatient to put them in the fridge. These are going to be a favourite for a long time. I might try to make ginger flavoured ones as I loooovvvve ginger.
theese were yummy! i added a bit of peanut butter
I've just gone on a semi-raw foods diet, and am so glad I found this recipe! It's great after dinner as "dessert" when you're not in the mood for fruit. It's also a good way to get flax seed and some tasty seeds into your diet. I ground the seeds along with the coconut in my magic bullet, transfered to a small mixing bowl and mixed with a spoon until it all kinda stuck together. If you are prepared for messy hands, you'll LOVE it!
I thought these were good, very nutty, but my boyfriend did not care for this at all. I did not have sunflower seeds, so I subbed almonds. I did not add carob powder and used honey. They were really hard to mold and did not seem like they would hold together, but once frozen, they held together well.