Tahini balls


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 a healthy home coach and keynote speaker on a mission to empower 1 million people to takes steps towards a healthier home. Zara learned about the link between our homes and our health after going through two different types of cancer. Zara is passionate about shining the spotlight on what she believes to be the least understood health challenges of our time, and sharing the things she wishes she had known, that could have prevented the illnesses she has been through. Recognised as one of Australia’s leading health influencers, Zara was a finalist in the 2014 Bupa Health Influencer of the Year Awards. She has appeared on TEN News, Today Show and The Project, been featured in the Herald Sun, I Quit Sugar, and contributed Medibank’s Be. Magazine and Fairfax health online publications. Zara contributed to the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s first comprehensive report on breast cancer in young women in Australia.

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