Zinc Boosting Bliss Balls
Zinc bliss balls is a yummy way to add in the vital nutrient to snacks.
Having a zinc deficiency is becoming increasingly common within the Australian population.
It plays a major role in our bodies.
Hormonal well being (both men and women). Growth and development in children.
ZINC is important for a healthy immune system, prostate gland function, reproductive organ health, acne control, thyroid function, liver protection from chemical damage, bone formation and to maintain a concentration of vitamin E.
There are a range of common foods naturally high in zinc.
Oysters, dark chocolate, mushrooms, pumpkin seeds (pepitas), flax seeds, sesame seeds, cocao, macadamia nuts, cashews, brazil nuts, egg yolk, kidney beans, coconut etc.
Below is a Zinc boosting recipe for bliss balls that my children love.
If time is limited to roll into balls press into a lamington tin with the back of a metal spoon and sprinkle coconut on top. Cool in the fridge and once set can be cut into slices.
Sweetener is optional. Honey can be subbed for maple syrup.
Dried prunes subbed for dates.
The nuts can be omitted for lunch boxes with the seed ratio doubled.
Store in the fridge.
- Zinc Boosting Balls
- 8 dates (seeds removed)
- ¼ C pepitas (Pumpkin Seeds) (30g)
- ¼ C macadamia nuts (30g)
- ¼ C cashews (30g)
- ¼ C pecans (30g)
- ¼ C sunflower seeds (25g)
- ¼ C coconut (25g)
- 1 Tsp sesame seeds
- ¼ C cacao (25g)
- ¼ C maple syrup (or sweetener of choice) (65g)
- Extra coconut for rolling in at the end
- Add nuts and seeds to a high speed blender and blend until fine, don’t over blend (Sp 8/4 Secs)
- Add Dates (with seeds removed) and blend (Sp 7/5 secs)
- Add remainder of ingredients and mix (Sp 6/10 secs)
- Roll into balls and for an extra zinc boost, roll in shredded coconut