For my daughter who is anaphylactic to nuts, these seed based bliss balls are a real treat. They also make a delicious, safe addition to school lunches. Thank you to my friend Tania for this great recipe. Follow Tania at http://www.threehungrypeas.com/
Sunflower seeds are a rich source of easily digestible protein which is essential for the repair of tissues, nerves, and cells. Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of Vitamin D, B-complex, Vitamin K, and Vitamin E. Vitamin E, also known as tocopherol, is an antioxidant that can protect cells from free-radical damage and aid in preventing heart disease. Sunflower seeds are also high in selenium, magnesium, zinc, and iron which help to strengthen the blood and immune system. They contain lignans, phenolic acids, and tryptophan making them an ideal food to eat for those who are seeking better sleep and weight loss. Raw sunflower seeds also contain pectin which has the unique ability to bind to toxic residues and remove them safely from the body.
- 2/3 cup raw sunflower seeds
- 2/3 cup unsweetened coconut
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 10 medjool dates, pitted
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Toss all the ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until everything is chopped and the mixture sticks together. Using about 1 tablespoon of dough, form into balls. Roll in unsweetened coconut and chill in the fridge. Store covered in the fridge.