Tahini balls

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This is my favourite recipe from Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat, it’s one I make again, and again, and again.  They should be enjoyed in moderation though… they’re so yummy  you’ll want to reach for seconds, but each ball has 110 calories so try and limit to one a day.

Tahini is rich in essential minerals including magnesium, potassium and iron and it’s a higher protein source than most nuts.  It’s also a great source of Vitamin E, calcium, B vitamins, fibre and healthy fats. It’s also good for maintaining healthy skin and muscle, and is easy to digest.

You will need:
1/2 cup hulled tahini
1/2 cup natural honey (I use rice malt syrup instead and only 1 tablespoon – adjust to suit your taste)
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup LSA (ground linseeds, sunflower seeds & almonds) or almond meal
1 cup dried apricot or fruit of your choice (dried cranberries are good too)
1/4 cup raw almonds soaked and chopped

What to do:
1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl to a firm consistency

2. Roll into walnut sized balls, toss in coconut.

3. Store in refrigerator

Makes 20 balls

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Zara is founder and editor of Oh My Goodness. A certified holistic health coach, National Breast Cancer Foundation speaker and Bupa health influencer award finalist, Zara is passionate about making it as easy and fun for people to lead a healthy lifestyle. She's appeared on The Project and Today Show; her recipes have been featured on I Quit Sugar, Sport Luxe, and Show and Tell Online; and she's a regular contributor to Medibank's Be. Magazine and Fairfax health online.

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