Seed Cycling energy bites made of pumpkin and flax seeds to help support hormone balance the follicular phase of your menstrual cycle (days 1-14). These snack bites are low in sugar and boosted with protein for a satisfying snack and to keep blood sugar stable.
Prep Time:15 min
Total Time:15 min
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup flax seeds
1/2 cup quick oats
1/4 cup collagen peptides (or plant-based protein powder)
2 tablespoons cacao powder* (optional)
5 Medjool dates
1/2 cup almond butter
2 tablespoons filter water
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of sea salt
Start by grinding the seeds in a spice grinder or a high speed blender. This ensure they are completely broken down into a fine flour (1/2 cup of whole seeds yields 3/4 cup ground).
Transfer the ground seeds to the bowl of your food processor. Add in the oats, collagen or protein powder, cacao (if using) and dates. Processes until the dates are completely broken down.
Add almond butter, vanilla and sea salt. Process until a big dough ball forms. Slowly add the water, one tablespoon to help the dough stick together, making it easy to roll.
Line a plate or small baking sheet with parchment paper and roll the dough into fourteen one-inch sized balls. I use a small cookie scoop then roll by hand. Place the balls on the lined plate and place into the fridge to firm up.
Store the seed bites in an airtight container in the fridge for two weeks or in the freezer. Eat one ball per day during your follicular phase or days 1-14 or your menstrual cycle.
The cacao powder is optional. If you choose to use protein powder, you can use a chocolate protein powder and skip the cacao.