You know what’s delicious? These Low FODMAP Seed Cycling Energy Balls I’m about to share with Y’all today.
Let’s pretend you don’t know and don’t care what a FODMAP is, and you think seed cycling is just something for the hippies (it’s not, by the way). My children (the ones who are now all currently gluten and dairy free – so these are the perfect snack!) and husband are right there with you.
And yet, they love these Low FODMAP Seed Cycling Energy Balls. Because they are legit.
Seed Cycling: First Half
Confession: I don’t love the first half of seed cycling because the focus seeds are flaxseeds and pumpkin seeds. I can eat the second half (sunflower seeds and black sesame seeds) all day long, but the first is a struggle.
Instead of trying to just choke them down (because remember, seed cycling is working for me!), I came up with a super simple recipe that incorporated them and is incredibly delicious (I probably eat more than a tablespoon of each per day when I have these now).
Just so happens that the recipe is also low FODMAP, which will benefit so many of you.
Low FODMAP Seed Cycling Energy Balls Ingredients
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- Flax Seed: These are the first of the two seed cycling seeds needed for the recipe. You can either use the NOW Real Food® Organic Flax Seed or the pre-ground flax seed meal. Besides this recipe, flax seeds are often added to cereals, pancakes, muffins, breads, meatloaf, meatballs, and even yogurt. I prefer to add them only where thickening is desired (i.e. muffins vs. yogurt).
- Gluten Free Oats: So many of you don’t want to include grains in your diet, but I always want to challenge that moving forward. They might not be for you right now; they also might (and you may be unnecessarily avoiding them). Up to 1/4 cup uncooked are low FODMAP. If you have a ball or two (or three), you’ll still be under that.
- Creamy, Organic Peanut Butter: Our house loves peanut butter, and I’m not removing it. I do, however, choose organic peanut butter when at all possible. The specific brand I used for this recipe was just Kirkland’s, and it works great. If you cannot do peanut butter, but want these balls to remain low FODMAP, try: Tiger Butter, Pecan Butter, or Walnut Butter.
- Maple Syrup: If you are low FODMAP, you’re not doing honey (also if you’re Vegan). In that case, stock up on all the Maple Syrup. We did. Did you know that NOW has this jumbo carton of Organic, Maple Syrup? Now you do. You’ll use it all the time.
- Plant-Based Milk: Choose whatever low FODMAP, plant-based milk desired. Not sure which to choose? Grab my plant-based milk guide HERE. For this particular recipe, I used the Unsweetened Milk Hazelnuts.
- Chia Seeds: Love chia seeds – always have and always will. I use them a ton in various recipes ’round the website.
- Pumpkin Seeds: This is the other one of the two seed cycling seeds needed for the recipe. I used the NOW Real Food® Organic Raw Pumpkin Seeds. . “Pumpkin seeds (also known as pepitas in Spanish) are just a small portion of a pumpkin’s make-up, but they’re big on flavor, and they’re an excellent source of protein and iron.”
Low FODMAP Seed Cycling Energy Balls
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This recipe is: gluten free, dairy free, soy free, Low FODMAP, and egg free. It is also Vegetarian and Vegan.
- 2 cups gluten free oats
- 1 cup + 1 Tbsp organic, creamy peanut butter
- ½ cup plant-based milk of choice
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- ¼ cup NOW Real Food® Organic Flax Seeds
- ¼ cup NOW Real Food® Organic Pumpkin Seeds
- 1 /4 cup + 1 Tbsp NOW Real Food® Organic Maple Syrup
- Place oats, chia, flax, and pumpkin seeds in a large bowl.
- Add plant-based milk, and stir.
- Add maple syrup, and stir.
- Finally, add peanut butter and stir until all ingredients completely combined.
- Cover and place mixture in the fridge for 10 minutes.
- Remove from fridge, and form into balls (about the size of a tablespoon).
- Enjoy now, or save in the fridge for later use.
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