Nut Free Raw Vegan Apple & Cinnamon Seed Balls


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With my children starting school, and their policy insisting that all food brought in has to be nut free, it was time to rethink my initial lunch box ideas! So this is one of the snacks we came up with to add a real burst of energy and nutrients. With apple and cinnamon being a classic perfect combination, and always popular with my little ones it seemed like a great flavour to start with. It also blends together with a smooth texture and compliments the seeds giving it a lovely crunchy yet squishy bite. We found the combo extremely moreish, with no chance of being able to make enough for several days worth of lunch boxes, as they just don't last without being eaten in this house for that long! This recipe is especially high in omega 3 with a whopping 119% of an adult's recommended daily need in just 3 balls! Research has linked high levels of omega 3 with improved mood, memory and blood flow as well as reduced inflammation. It has also been shown to improve both visual and neurological development in infants.... so it sounds like the perfect addition to a lunch box to me!

Makes Approx 24 Snack Balls

Ingredients:

 1 Medium Apple
 ½ cup Sultanas
 1 tsp Cinnamon
  cup Water
 1 cup Pumpkin Seeds
 1 cup Sunflower Seeds
 ½ cup Sesame Seeds
 3 tbsp Chia Seeds
 3 tbsp Ground Linseeds (AKA Flaxseeds)

Directions:

1

Core your apple and roughly chop it leaving the skin on.

2

Put it in a food processor with water, sultanas and cinnamon and mix until it is a smooth paste.

3

Add sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds into the blender and pulse only for a short time to break up the pieces and mix them in while still keeping a crunchy texture. If you have a big food processor you can add all the remaining ingredients at the same time. Otherwise, you can stir these in by hand after.

4

Squeeze your mixture together to make ball shapes - I made about 24 out of my mixture.

5

Leave them to stand for a few hours for the chia and linseed to absorb the excess moisture and make them firmer and less sticky. Then enjoy!

Crunchy apple cinnamon seed protein nut free ball for lunch boxes or snacks

Nutrients:

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 3 Balls

Servings 1


Amount Per Serving
Calories 259
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18.6g29%
Saturated Fat 2.3g12%
Cholesterol 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 18.6g7%
Dietary Fiber 5.5g22%
Sugars 8.5g
Protein 9.5g19%

Vitamin A 1.1%
Vitamin C 2.5%
Calcium 6.1%
Iron 17.2%
Vitamin E 42.2%
Vitamin K 31.4%
Thiamin 30.2%
Riboflavin 9.8%
Niacin 18%
Vitamin B6 26.3%
Folate 13.4%
Phosphorus 50%
Magnesium 52.2%
Zinc 29%
Selenium 24.5%
Copper 67.4%
Manganese 70.2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

 1 Medium Apple
 ½ cup Sultanas
 1 tsp Cinnamon
  cup Water
 1 cup Pumpkin Seeds
 1 cup Sunflower Seeds
 ½ cup Sesame Seeds
 3 tbsp Chia Seeds
 3 tbsp Ground Linseeds (AKA Flaxseeds)

Directions

1

Core your apple and roughly chop it leaving the skin on.

2

Put it in a food processor with water, sultanas and cinnamon and mix until it is a smooth paste.

3

Add sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds into the blender and pulse only for a short time to break up the pieces and mix them in while still keeping a crunchy texture. If you have a big food processor you can add all the remaining ingredients at the same time. Otherwise, you can stir these in by hand after.

4

Squeeze your mixture together to make ball shapes - I made about 24 out of my mixture.

5

Leave them to stand for a few hours for the chia and linseed to absorb the excess moisture and make them firmer and less sticky. Then enjoy!

Crunchy apple cinnamon seed protein nut free ball for lunch boxes or snacks

Nut Free Raw Vegan Apple & Cinnamon Seed Balls

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