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Seed Cycling Balls

These seed cycling balls are the MOST delicious way to get in your daily seeds for seed cycling. Seed cycling can help naturally balance female hormones, and my third baby is proof! Loaded with peanut butter, dried cranberries, honey, and chocolate chips, they're so delicious that they're also my very favorite energy ball.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Healthy
Keyword follicular phase, hormone balancing, luteal phase
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 15 servings per phase
Calories 231kcal

Equipment

  • Food processor
  • 2-tablespoon disher (or cookie scoop with release)
  • Large airtight container with lid

Ingredients

For the Follicular Phase Balls

For the Luteal Phase Balls

Instructions

For the Follicular Phase Balls

  • Add pumpkin seeds and flax seeds (if not using flaxmeal) to food processor. Pulse until chopped.
    Pumpkin seeds and flaxseeds in food processor
  • Add remaining ingredients and pulse to combine.
  • Use disher to scoop out 2-tablespoon-size ball and roll between palms of hands quickly to smooth. Set on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining mixture.
    Seed cycling balls on baking sheet
  • Mixture will make 30 follicular phase balls. Eat 2 per day during follicular phase (generally day 1-14 or so of cycle). Keep refrigerated in airtight container.

For the Luteal Phase Balls

  • Add sesame seeds and sunflower seeds to clean food processor bowl. Pulse until chopped.
  • Add remaining ingredients. Pulse to combine.
  • Use disher to scoop out 2-tablespoon-size ball and roll between palms of hands quickly to smooth. Set on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining mixture.
  • Mixture will make 30 luteal phase balls. Eat 2 per day during luteal phase (generally day 15-28 or so of cycle). Keep refrigerated in airtight container.

Notes

  • For maximum freshness, make the seed cycling balls for each phase at the beginning of that phase, so they aren't prepared more than 2 weeks before you'll eat them.
  • Storage: Store uneaten seed cycling balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Peanut Butter: I recommend using an organic peanut butter made with only peanuts, or with only peanuts and salt. You could also use almond butter if you prefer.
  • Chocolate Chips: I use Enjoy Life chocolate chips in my seed cycling balls, but you can use your favorite brand.
  • Make it Vegan: Use maple syrup instead of honey, and use vegan chocolate chips.
  • Make it Added-Sugar Free: Use keto chocolate chips like Lily's or Choczero and a sugar-free sweetener like Lakanto Maple-Flavored Syrup with monk fruit. Be sure your peanut butter doesn't contain any added sugars.
 
1 serving = 2 seed cycling balls. Recipe yields approximately 15 follicular phase servings and 15 luteal phase servings. 
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving out of follicular phase seed cycling balls using the ingredients listed. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.

Nutrition

Serving: 2follicular phase balls | Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg | Net Carbs: 16g