I love bliss balls for a few reasons; few ingredients, quick and easy to make, moorish and you can eat them with one hand.
I created these bliss balls after struggling to find recipes or pre- packaged cookies without refined sugars or processed flour which cause blood sugars to spike (hello mood swings) and weight gain (a new mamas nightmare).
My Apple and Cinnamon Lactation Cookie Ball Recipe is made from oats, linseed and brewers yeast- proven to boost your milk supply.
Soak the oats overnight and use activated nuts to boost our digestion which may be a little sluggish after birth,
If you’re overwhelmed at the thought of finding the time to make them, make them with your baby in a stretchy wrap or carrier. Otherwise, ask one of your visitors or your partner to make them for you. If you have a toddler, get them to help throw the ingredients in the food processor and roll the balls. If you’re pregnant, make a few batches and freeze them for your postpartum.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes to throw in the food processor and 10 minutes to roll the balls
Makes: 20 approx (depending on how big or small you roll your balls)
Equipment: Food processor
- ½ cup whole oats (soaked overnight in just enough milk or hot water to cover)
- ¼ cup activated almonds (either buy them or soak overnight in water with a dash of himalayan pink salt)
- 3 tbsp flaxseed
- 2 tbsp brewers yeast
- 4 fresh dates
- 3/4 cup dried apple
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp rice malt syrup, maple syrup or honey
- Desiccated coconut for coating balls
Remove any excess liquid from the oats and nuts then throw all the ingredients in your food processor and whiz into a fine meal.
Roll the mixture into small balls and lightly coat in desiccated coconut.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge. To save time, make a double batch and freeze half.
Enjoy a ball or two with a hot cup of breastfeeding tea. A warm cup of tea is like a hug in a mug which boosts oxytocin (and milk supply).
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