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Seed Cycling Energy Bites

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 28 balls (per recipe) 1x

Description

This simple Seed Cycling Energy Bites recipe is a delicious way to eat the daily serving of seeds recommended to help naturally balance women’s hormones.


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Ingredients

Follicular Phase Energy Bites (Days 1-14)

Luteal Phase Energy Bites (Days 15-28)


Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients. Stir all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl until evenly combined.  (If the mixture seems too dry or isn’t sticking together well, add in a few extra tablespoons of nut butter.)
  2. Chill. Cover the mixture and refrigerate for 1-2 hours to chill.
  3. Roll into balls. Using a medium cookie scoop or a spoon, scoop out approximately 2 tablespoons of the mixture and roll it into a ball.  Repeat with the remaining mixture.  (Each recipe above should yield about 28 balls, so you will need to eat 2 per day during each phase of your cycle in order to get the recommended serving of seeds.)
  4. Refrigerate.  Store in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

Serving size: To be extra-accurate with the serving sizes, you are welcome to weigh the total ingredient amount of each recipe and divide by 28 to know how large to make each energy bite.  (I found that the follicular bites needed to be approximately 47 grams each, and the luteal bites needed to be 57 grams each.)  But as a rough estimate, you can just use a 2-tablespoon cookie scoop to measure out each bite.  With this measure — which yields approximately 28 smaller bites — you would need to eat 2 per day in order to eat the recommended serving of seeds.

Storage time: To be on the safe side in terms of food storage time, I recommend making a fresh batch of energy bites every two weeks — first, a batch for your follicular phase (days 1-14), and then, a batch for your luteal phase (days 15-28).  Or you can also freeze these energy bites for up to 3 months (just be sure to thaw before eating, otherwise they will be rock solid).

Bars/scoops alternative: See notes above for how to make energy bars or scoops instead, if you prefer not to roll the mixture into energy balls.

Prep time: The prep time listed does not include the extra (optional) time recommended to chill the mixture, which simply makes it easier to roll into balls.

Disclaimer: Again, I’m not a doctor, so this is not intended to be medical advice.  (Please consult your doctor if that’s what you need.)  Seed cycling is simply a practice that I have adopted and many others seem to love.